Pros and Cons of Using Spray Foam Insulation In Your Phoenix Home 

Spray foam insulation is a powerful way to reduce heating and energy costs. But like anything else in this life, there are certain pros and cons that you must be aware of as a homeowner and a consumer.

In order to keep you up to date on all of the things related to the pros and cons of this type of insulation, we decided to share detailed lists about this topic with you today.

First we will take a look at the pros and tell you why this is such an excellent way to insulate your home. We will then take a look at some of the cons and let you know why it may not be the perfect choice.

Let’s get into it…

Spray Foam Insulation Pros

  • The foam has the ability to expand – this is perfect because it will help fill in even the smallest and tiniest crevices and gaps within your home. This will prevent any air infiltration and help you save on your overall energy costs.
  • The foam helps prevent moisture infiltration – this will help to eliminate the risk of water damage, including rotting wood, mold and other undesirable circumstances that you would much rather avoid.
  • Prevents mold infiltration – spray foam is excellent because it will help to prevent the infiltration of mildew, mold and other sources. If you have allergies and suffer due to mold and mildew, spray foam insulation is an excellent way to help get this under control so that you do not suffer any longer.
  • It clings to surfaces – this is excellent because it makes it very difficult to destroy or remove the spray foam. This means that it lasts a long time after initially applying it.

Spray Foam Insulation Cons

  • Some find it unattractive – some people prefer not to use spray foam in certain areas of their home because they find it unattractive. This is a personal choice, but it could result in paying higher energy bills when avoided.
  • Material expansion – occasionally the material might expand into areas where it is not wanted. When this happens, you’ll have to perform cleanup and removal to get rid of it.

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As you can see, the pros of spray foam far outweigh the cons. It’s an excellent material that’s perfect for insulating your home.

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25 Responses to “spray foam insulation problems”

  1. HomeEnergyNow October 19, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    “InsulSafe SP is manufactured with no formaldehyde and is GREENGUARD Certified for superior indoor air quality.” Are you talking fire testing? LOL Fiberglass is FIRE PROOF……idiot, that is why they don’t need the test. Here they require a fire retardand coating on foam near furnaces. More added cost for the inferior insulation. I guess when your only knowledge of loosefill comes from Lowes, this is what you get. Fiberglass cancer talks started after spray foam came out..hmm lobbyist anyone?

  2. HomeEnergyNow October 19, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    I love how you are coming to the realization that spray foam is an inferior insulation at a higher cost, so you attack the health side of it. The health warnings on JM are for the installer. There is an air barrier between you and the fiberglass, and even if it were build drafty, it is easily fixed. ASHREA requires .35 ACH for fresh air, to keep the cancer causing VOC’S out of a house. The only safe fresh air xchange is natural air change. Supertight homes will have high VOC levels, cancer!

  3. Spray Foam October 19, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    “Fiberglass is FIRE PROOF”? BULLSHIT!!!! Formaldehyde been banned in foam for 30 years why they starting to advertise the fear from 1977now? all the homes in this Hot & Humid have the Batts that have melted down to less than 1/2 of its original thickness thus it needs replacing or maintenence iin the future while foam does not need that extra step of cost. add up the life cost of the building not just upfront cost. and ALL foams requires a fire coating except Firestop and Ecoguard foam.

  4. Spray Foam October 19, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    click on the video for us to go over next>>:
    (Open Cell Foam Comparison Part 2 )
    The video is a certified installer in the New Orleans area. His foam has some unique properties. Burn your precious foams with the torch and see if they produce large amounts of toxic vapors. you can tell by the smell that the foam is toxic. We need good inspectors that are serious about proper building envelope and the proper coatings. would you like to get “Certified” in inspection of the Foam products?

  5. Spray Foam October 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    une 24, 1994, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Donna E. Shalala, signed the Report and sent it to Congress, thus making it official policy of the U.S. government that fiber glass is “reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen.” In the U.S., fiber glass must now be labeled a carcinogen In 1991, Patty’s Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, said this about fiber glass, “…it is prudent for industrial hygienists to treat these materials with the same precautions as asbestos.” pg.324

  6. Michael Young October 27, 2011 at 1:03 am #

    This looks like bad foam Plus it should be installed on the underside or the roof deck NOT the floor. New product??

  7. spraymaster77 October 27, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    I would like to have a sample of “this bad foam” I agree its foam. But sure as hell was not Sprayed. It is UF foam, as in urea formaldehyde. Designed for cavity fill. Foamed in place. If installed correctly still had approx 3-5% shrinkage. Yes there was a ban on product.Lots of installers & mfg went out of business or diversified. Ban was lifited years later.Damaged done, mfg out. Borden Insulspray was king, Opened for bus n 1977. u name it i probly sprayed it. Spraymaster Lancaster,PA

  8. HomeEnergyNow November 8, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    Get a license moron. Storage is over garages moron. Never needs replacement outperforms your faggot ass foam, like I said, get a license. Do Btu load, do and ACTUAL ROI calculation.

  9. HomeEnergyNow November 8, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Fiberglass does NOT combust idiot. That is why it needs no fire test, IDIOT!

  10. HomeEnergyNow November 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    @SprayFoamIMORON Wow you can read a paragragh, now dig deeper dipshit to find that was backed by the cellulose industry, and when they found the lab rats not gettting cancer, they started injecting fiberglass directly into the lungs. Fucking MORON. Read more, get a license GET A FUCKING LICENSE, OR SHUT THE FUCK UP.

  11. HomeEnergyNow November 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    1: Foam is the worst performing insultion dollar for dollar, and overall.
    2: If you need foam to seal your home, learn how to insulate, or build.
    3: A house too tight will harm you, does your foamer know wtf he is talking about? No.
    4: Check craigslist, see all the foam business selling off equipment and failing.
    5: Foaming roof deck, adds a GREATER load to your A/C vs. foaming ceiling.
    6: Ever met a foam installer? Ever asked for a HERS or BPI or A/C license?
    Foamers, your crooks!

  12. HomeEnergyNow November 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    7: Foam is a petroleum product no matter what they drop in as a “base”

    8: Foam for each R is over quadruple the price. For equivilant R-value? Makes sense.

    9: Tight homes require fresh air intakes, increasing cost, costing indoor air quality. VOC!
    10: HVAC is 30-40% of your energy bill on avg. in a new home, foamers are so fucking stupid they will go around promising 40-60% saving on your energy bill. Even if you shut off your HVAC, you wont save over 40%
    11: Foam is for Math impared

  13. HomeEnergyNow November 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    It not 100% foamers fault for being so home energy ignorant. They get “licensed” by the foam makers, this is not only to make sure they don’t mess up the spray and harm people like has been done many times, but they also feed them full of crap to sell more product. They all seem to repeat the same lies, 40-60% savings, improves indoor air quality, is the best insulation, makes your home stronger, you should condition your attic. All lies. That is why foamers don’t get real licenses, guilt.

  14. HomeEnergyNow November 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    Foam is actually a better performer(like all insulations) when applied directly to the ceiling. After blowing out the drywall with open cell because it expands so much, they come up with plan B, to install it on roof deck, now they want to convince people that conditioning your entire attic is somehow smart? LOL. Well, they convinced the high quality of people that install spray foams for a living. Fiberglass 85% of insulation market, FOR A GOOD REASON. Foam about 3%, over 40 years old now, LOL!

  15. HomeEnergyNow November 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Wow, its not hard to tell when somebody has NEVER seen, or used and actuall ROI calculator, give one a shot, I will expect your comments to be deleted after you learn the truth. What you will find out installing on roof deck is, VOIDS ALL OSB MANUFACTURER WARRANTIES. You pay to condition, heat and cool, your attic space, how does that not register as stupid? Any water leaks (number one call back for builders is water leaks) you have to replace not only the OSB but the foam

  16. HomeEnergyNow November 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    Fiberglass warranties are for the life of the owner. If it ever needed replaced, its under warranty from a company that has been around the longest, unlike foam where businesses come and go. Still has high energy bills? Try a btu load calculator, fiberglass is FAR superior to foam. Now go download a free trial of RESdesign. Learn somethng before you continue to spread lies and rip people off! Are you scared? You probably won’t even know what half the stuff is on an ROI calculator.

  17. HomeEnergyNow November 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    Only done 17-18 years ago, real up to date there bud. Guess 85% of americans will die of cancer from fiberglass then huh?It is nice to see that it is ANTICIPATED to be a carcinogen. Who anticipates that? Cellulose of foam industry maybe? Go watch the news clip on the many people that had to sue their spray foamers because is ACTUALLY caused physical harm, unlike fiberglass. Fiberglass sits on top of a SEALED, tight, air barrier. Do you live in your attic? Then don’t worry!

  18. HomeEnergyNow November 8, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    Common lies from the foam industry
    1:Fiberglass is hazardous.
    2:Foam is “green”
    3:Foam will save money…..ya vs. no insulation at all it will.
    4:Foam will pay for itself in savings, not in the avg. 7 years a homeowner lives there.
    5: Improves indoor air quality……well you can seal a house tighter than foam, w/out foam, but tight homes decrease IAQ, fresh air systems are rarely calculated properly and rarely stay working properly if they are. One dirty filter can cost you health, YAY

  19. Spray Foam December 27, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    “Fiberglass does NOT combust” ??? That is WHY it does not need the fire test…… Really? Home energy Now? You think that fiberglass does not burn?? I refuse to have a conversation with a person that thinks that they are right. Even when they are wrong….

  20. HomeEnergyNow January 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    LOL, surely you will delete these kinds of retarded comments. Is it really that tough for you to google fiberglass insulation and find it is “non-combustable” Need a link? Idiot!

  21. Spray Foam January 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Youtube this title: “NFPA Fire Test Video Short” and then watch the Batt insulation Burn, (as well as the Foam that is not covered with sheet rock (or any approved Fire Coating). Why would I ever delete my comments when I show this link to the code inspectors to see what nonsense is being said online. Your comments help me out. Keep up the uninformed information for me. You look real knowledgeable cursing and saying things like Batt insulation is “Fire Proof”. Great comments, keep it up.

  22. HomeEnergyNow January 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    FIBERGLASS IS NON-COMBUSTABLE, GLASS IS NON-COMBUSTABLE. You send me to a link that shows a wood home burning down that has glass insulation? You fucking idiot! The glass melted, and the wood burned. The cellulose was likely wet blown, kinda cheating.

  23. HomeEnergyNow January 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Try googling ANY fiberglass manufacturers website, this is what you will find: “loose-fill insulation have been tested and passed the requirements of ASTM E136 combustion characteristics and are considered non-combustible by major building codes” “Fiberglass insulation is made from mineral substances processed from molten state to an incombustible fibrous form” Fucking idiot!

  24. HomeEnergyNow January 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    Common lies from the foam industry

    1:Fiberglass is hazardous.

    2:Foam is “green”

    3:Foam will save money…..ya vs. no insulation at all it will.

    4:Foam will pay for itself in savings, not in the avg. 7 years a homeowner lives there.

    5: Improves indoor air quality…well you can seal a house tighter than foam, w/out foam, but tight homes decrease IAQ, fresh air systems are rarely calculated properly and rarely stay working properly if they are. One dirty filter can cost you health, YAY

  25. TheFoaminguy July 4, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    This Is a very poor inspection.
    To use the term spray foam insulation is very vague. It’s looks like a uffi type insulation.
    It is not as spf which is the polyurethane foam it does not cost 5 times as much to install.
    It is in fact a lousy insulation job