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Insulation Brandon, FL

Are you looking for insulation options for your residential or commercial space? We offer various insulation types but spray foam is one of the best options available. When compared to more conventional insulation materials like cellulose or fiberglass, employing spray foam insulation has a number of benefits.

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation is available at different prices depending on the type that you choose and the quality of the product. Before you make your decision about spray foam insulation in Brandon, FL, let’s take a look at what it is, certain misconceptions that revolve around the topic, and other facts.

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What is Spray Foam Insulation?

Otto Bayer is credited with the development of spray foam insulation in 1937. This is also known as polyurethane. Initially,this product was used for cushioning, shoe soles, and other industrial applications. Soon polyurethane was started to be applied as a building insulation material in 1979. Thus as opposed to common thinking, foam insulation is not a new product but has been used for a number of years and serves as a great insulation material.

By combining two chemical components that is polyol resins and isocyanates, spray foam insulation in Brandonis produced. While these two chemicals are stored apart, when combined, they undergo a chemical reaction that results in the formation of the insulation product. In the industry, they are popularly known as the “A” Side and “B” Side, and they are packaged in separate gallons or drums. When the two chemicals are mixed, it expands up to 60 times in volume, thus taking up every inch of space that it is sprayed into.

Today more people are inclined towards choosing foam insulation for their homes mainly because it helps to bring down energy bills by creating a complete air seal and it is long-lasting and durable.

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Misconceptions of Spray Foam Insulation

There are many misconceptions regarding spray foam insulation in Brandon. Here are some of the most common ones.

  • Harmful fumes are emitted: A common misconception that spray foam insulation in Brandon, continues to emit toxic fumes after it is installed. However, this is not true because as soon as spray foam insulation cures, it will stop emitting fumes unless it is not properly installed. This is why you should hire a professional insulation contractor to install foam insulation in your commercial or residential space.

  • Open cell spray foam insulation absorbs water: Closed cell spray foam insulation has cells that are fully encapsulated whereas open cell spray foam cells are not fully closed. However, open cell spray foam will not soak up water like a sponge as many people think it does. Open cell spray foam allows water to pass through it so it will not retain the water.

  • Closed cell spray foam is better than open cell foam insulation: Depending on what your end use is, either type can be good. Closed cell spray foam insulation is better for small and tight spaces whereas open cell spray foam is good for walls or attics. It does not mean that one is better than another. Speak to your insulation contractor who can help you figure out which one is best for your needs.

  • You need to use extra insulation: You could use a lot of cellulose or fiberglass insulation, but this won’t stop air leakage because both cellulose and fiberglass insulation allow air to pass through it. On the other hand, you can use spray foam insulation in Brandon tocreate a complete air seal with only 2 to 3 inches of spray foam insulation. As long as the R-value is met you don’t need to worry about installing more insulation because it will useless.

  • Spray foam insulation will damage your home: Once foam insulation is installed, it will last for a very long time and the area in which it is sprayed will not be damaged. There is the notion that foam insulation in Brandondamages shingles, pipes and wires. It needs to be correctly installed by a professional contractor to increase the strength of your home and reduce the formation of ice dams.

Does Old Insulation Need to Be Removed?

Do you already have insulation in your home or commercial space? In case you want to replace the old insulation with spray foam insulation in Brandon, it is easy to do so.

If you have old and damaged insulation, it should be removed straight away to prevent the spread of allergens. Old insulation has plenty of allergens and if your insulation is over 15 to 20 years old it is essentially ineffective and these allergens can spread throughout your home.

Another reason why you should consider removing old insulation is if it is damaged by mold, mildew, or water. Cellulose and fiberglass insulation also get damaged by pests like critters and rodents. Before the installation of spray foam insulation, all substrates will need to be cleaned because spray insulation will not stick on an unclean substrate.

You can expect to pay up to $2 per square footage for the removal of old insulation. This is a job that is done best by professional insulation contractors because though it may seem like an easy DIY project it may not be so.

The benefits of insulation removal are improvement in indoor air quality, and the opportunity to install good quality spray foam insulation that will last many years. If you are in two minds about whether or not to remove old cellulose or fiberglass insulation and install new spray insulation in Brandon, the latter is a much better option.

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If you want to install spray foam insulation in Brandon, Hillsborough County, get in touch with us. We can install and remove insulation in residential and commercial buildings because we have the necessary training, tools, and skills. We may also provide you with an estimate and a free evaluation of all your insulation needs.