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Plan Your Spray Foam Application Around Other Home Projects

Posted by Becky Eades

Sep 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Building or remodeling a home is a lot of hard work, even when you're not the one physically lifting boards into place or pounding nails into walls. Planning construction properly is important. Luckily, it's easy to work spray foam application around your other construction projects, so you can have your insulation applied efficiently without having to delay other building processes.


Keep these tips in mind as you plan for spray foam application:

Put your spray foam applicator in touch with other contractors on the job.

Your spray foam applicator can work with the other contractors to find a time during which the application will not interfere with other building plans. There may be other tasks that need to be completed before the spray foam can be applied, or there may be tasks which your other contractors cannot perform until the spray foam is in place. It is easier to let the contractors work this timeline out themselves than to try and act as a go-between.

Remember that you'll need to be out of the home for a little while after the spray foam is applied.

Talk to your spray foam applicator about the length of time after application that you'll need to be away from the home. It should not be more than 48 hours in most cases. Factor this into your plans.

Allow time for the cleanup process.

The spray foam applicators should remove all dust, debris, and foam trimmings after they are finished applying your insulation. When planning construction schedules, make sure you take this time into account. Let your other contractors know that the mess from the spray foam will be cleaned up.

To find a spray foam applicator in your area, contact NCFI Polyurethanes, a leading provider of spray foam materials, equipment, and training.

Topics: Home Design, Spray Polyurethane