Are you a dyed-in-the-wool DIYer? Even if you’re convinced that you should be the next Bob Vila or Tom Silva on This Old House, you could probably benefit from some expert guidance — especially if you’re considering taking on a home improvement project as important and exacting as insulating your home with spray polyurethane foam. Sunlight Contractors, LLC wants to help provide you with guidance. Read on to find out exactly how they plan to do just that.
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is a spray-applied plastic that forms a continuous insulation and air-sealing barrier on walls, roofs, around corners, and on all contoured surfaces. It’s made by mixing fast-reacting liquid components that expand on contact to insulate, seal gaps, and form moisture and vapor barriers. There are several different types of spray polyurethane foam, and each has its own best uses. All types, when properly applied, have many benefits, including improving year-round comfort and structural strength, while reducing noise and allergens and significantly lowering energy costs.
But even the illustrious Tom Silva agrees that the words “properly applied” are key: “Spray foam is great insulation, but it’s fairly demanding to apply,” he says.
While the foam has been proven to be perfectly safe once cured, during application, it can be potentially harmful if it is inhaled or comes into contact with skin, so wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and ensuring proper ventilation of the job site are crucial. Furthermore, improper curing of spray foam can cause problems ranging from persistent odors to serious health risks.
Inexperienced installers don’t always understand how temperature and humidity fluctuations, improper workplace practices, and poor installation techniques can affect both effectiveness and personal safety. Even clean-up and disposal of excess product can lead to big headaches — or even disaster — if not done properly.
At Sunlight Contractors, LLC, Corey Yates’ many certifications and his team’s extensive spray polyurethane foam application experience have secured Sunlight’s position as the most licensed spray foam installers in Louisiana. Sunlight’s experts understand that the installation of spray foam insulation, whether on the roof of a commercial structure or in a home, requires precision in order to be both safe and effective.
If you’re considering going the DIY route — or if you simply want to know more about how the process should be done, watch for Sunlight Contractors’ upcoming announcements about open-to-the-public projects where you can watch them on-site at local homes and businesses as they install spray polyurethane foam insulation. The right way. The safe way. Because that’s always the Sunlight Contractors way.
Visit Sunlight Contractors’ Facebook or Google+ page to learn about the open-to-the-public projects and leave a message letting us know that you’ll be there. We’ll be sure to have an expert on-site to provide additional advice.
When considering spray foam as an insulation for your home or business, be sure to familiarize yourself with the safety precautions necessary to guarantee an installation that not only conserves energy but also preserves the health and well-being of those around you.To avoid safety hazards altogether, hire SPFA certified spray foam installers. For more information on spray polyurethane foam insulation for your home or office, contact Louisiana’s premiere energy consultants at Sunlight Contractors, LLC.