If you’re thinking about installing foam insulation in your Indianapolis, Indiana, home by yourself, you should do some research and weigh the risks versus the benefits. Spray foam can be tricky and even hazardous to work with, and even the most experienced do-it-yourselfer may find the task difficult and not worth the risks.
Here are some things to consider before deciding whether it is feasible to install foam insulation by yourself in your Indianapolis home:
- To make spray foam you need to combine two different chemical mixtures, making sure to keep both liquids in separate drums or containers before you are ready to apply the foam in your home. Mixing the two combinations produces an intense thermal reaction which results in a foamy product that hardens quickly upon application.
- An improper mixture can result in foam that doesn’t harden or “cure”. Additionally, if not properly handled, the heat from the mixture can pose a fire hazard.
- Attempting to install foam insulation when the weather is not optimal can result in insulation that will degrade over time.
- Improper installation that is too thick can result in bulging walls or buckling flooring, while a too-thin application can leave you with insulation that is inadequate.
If you decide that you don’t want to run the risk of improperly applying foam insulation on your home, or you think it might be too hazardous to handle safely by yourself, turn to the installation experts at 31-W Insulation. We will be happy to answer your questions about our exceptional installation services in Indianapolis, IN, and surrounding communities.