Misconceptions vs. The Facts: Spray Foam FAQ
When microwave ovens hit the market back in the 80’s, there were many folks who were convinced that they would never catch on. How did they even work? Are they safe? These are the most common worries of most consumers when it comes to a new type of product or method in any field.
We are so attached to a certain way of doing things, that it can be tough to believe in new technologies, let alone trust them. There have been many questions regarding the cost, safety and quality of spray foam insulation, and it has had exceedingly positive results in all areas.
When you are doing your research about the best options for your home, make sure to take a look at some of the outstanding reviews from real people who have used the spray foam insulation method. Manufacturers can and will say almost anything to sell their product, but the consumers don’t lie.
Isn’t spray foam made from harmful chemicals?
Spray foam insulation is a combination of polyurethane and isocyanate. And, yes, both of these chemicals can be hazardous while in liquid form. Once our certified technician has sprayed the desired area and the foam has expanded and cured or hardened, both substances become inert. Neither chemical will breakdown or become toxic once they are cured and present no harmful risks to your family.
Is spray foam insulation in St. Louis worth the cost?
Absolutely. No question about it. And we say so not just because we’re in the business. We use spray foam in our own homes! Most families have reported that the amount of energy savings on their bills for their home have made the initial expense worth the cost. Many people have recouped their investment in heating and cooling costs in less than a year. When you are talking about quality for your home, you cannot get a better insulation option than to apply spray foam in your home. Your home will benefit from being completely sealed, free from harmful moisture and safe for your whole family.
Aren’t other insulation materials just as good?
The simple answer is “No” and as insulation contractors in St. Louis, we know. There’s no beating the quality or reliability of a spray foam insulation seal. With sheet or blown insulation, there can an excessive mess as well as the potential for moisture leaks to still get through. Although traditional insulation methods can be relied upon to keep your home relatively comfortable, they cannot guarantee you the type of long term savings that you can expect with spray foam insulation.
We appreciate your interest in Spray Foam Insulation St. Louis and for taking the time to browse our website. Hopefully, you’ve learned more after visiting us than before you came across our site. As always, we offer free in-home estimates for any building type – residential or commercial.