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Adding Insulation to Your Home? Here's How to Make it Through the Remodel

Posted by Becky Eades

Feb 3, 2016 2:54:54 PM


Having your home remodeling is exciting, especially when that remodel involves applying polyurethane spray foam insulation. You can't wait to enjoy your new, beautiful, and warm home. However, making it through the remodel stage, when everything is askew and there are numerous workers building in your home, can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you survive the remodel in one piece:

  • Before you hire anyone to do your remodel or make any big decisions regarding the changes you'd like, take your time to do your research. Look into your many materials choices, and learn a little about each one. Energy-efficient products like spray foam insulation are very popular right now, but you should not simply jump on the bandwagon before you're confident this is the right choice for you.
  • If you're remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, set up a temporary one elsewhere in the home, so you can function during the remodel. Plan to shower at a neighbor's house if your bathroom is being remodeled, and move everything else you need to your half-bath. In the case of a kitchen, set up a microwave and mini-fridge elsewhere, so you can still eat.
  • Talk to your contractor about the project ahead of time. Get an idea of how long the remodel will take. In the case of spray foam insulation, for example, you'll need to be out of the home for a while so the foam can cure. Ask about situations like this ahead of time, so they don't surprise you and cramp your schedule.

Polyurethane spray foam insulation is a safe and sustainable choice for your remodeling needs. To learn more about this product or to find a spray foam applicator in your area, visit the NCFI Polyurethanes website.

Topics: Home Design, Spray Polyurethane, NCFI