Spray Foam Insulation – DIY Or Hire a Pro?

When properly installed, Batt insulation can minimize drafts and hot or cold spots in a home. This can lead to lower energy bills. It also creates an airtight seal that reduces convective heat transfer and helps to keep critters, moisture and pests out of the home. It can be applied to an attic, crawl space, rim joist or any external wall cavities in existing homes, new construction or pole barns.

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Spray foam insulation, or spray polyurethane foam (SPF), is sprayed on-site using a special gun that uses two fast-reacting liquid components. Once sprayed, the foam expands up to 100 times its original size, filling in nooks and crannies to create a thick layer of insulation that is highly effective

A professional installer will use a large insulated truck, or rig, with an attached hose that can mix and spray the foam at the proper temperature. This allows for consistent coverage and expansion in even the most complex areas of a home. The foam can also be sprayed over drywall and painted, and it adheres to the surface, eliminating the need for a separate vapor barrier.

Choosing between DIY or hiring a professional often comes down to the size and complexity of the project. While spray foam kits are available for homeowners who want to tackle smaller projects, they can be difficult to use successfully due to the need to accurately measure and mix the ingredients. Additionally, it’s important to have a professional install closed-cell foam, which is more expensive than open-cell but does a better job of insulating and creating an effective vapor barrier.

TCS Insulation & Coatings
“5558 Pine Beach Rd Unit 6 Brainerd, MN 56401

(218) 820-9340

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