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Avoid a Bad Experience with Spray Foam

Posted by Becky Eades

Jan 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Spray foam insulation is one of the best sustainable choices that homeowners make. It offers financial benefits as well as structural ones -- that is, if it is applied properly. NCFI is dedicated to helping you ensure that your contracting employees apply spray foam in the safest, most economical ways possible. Use these tips to avoid a bad spray foam experience.


  • Know about the two common varieties of spray foam: closed cell, and open cell. Open cell is the cheaper option, but has a lower value. Be prepared to have conversations about these two choices with clients, and be prepared to explain why, although it comes at a higher price, closed cell has its advantages in many situations.
  • Spray foam is easy to install once you have learned the process. In fact, most contractors think it's easier to apply than traditional fiberglass insulation. However, training is needed to get used to the process.
  • Always make sure the chemicals are mixed properly whenever you apply spray foam. Improper mixing can cause lingering odors and present health hazards.
  • Take the local climate into consideration when deciding how long to let the product cure before the occupants move back into the home. It takes longer to cure in humid, hot climates.
  • Carefully determine the needed thickness of insulation, and apply it carefully to meet the thickness standard.

One of the best ways to avoid a bad spray foam application experience is to take advantage of ongoing training and support from NCFI. We offer some of the most advanced polyurethane technology on the market, and we are proud to give your staff the training and support from NCFI they need to take full advantage of the products' benefits. Contact us to learn more about our spray foam products and certifications.


Topics: Energy Efficiency, Training & Support, Low Costs, NCFI