Spray foam insulation is a modern, advanced alternative solution to traditional insulation methods such as fibreglass. It will help you to save household money every year, improve health and safety, generate cleaner air and improve moisture drainage to damp proof your property. Over the years, it has been used in a variety of applications, including those in domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural environments and is a product that presents a unique range of benefits to each customer.

Here, you will be able to find the answers to our most frequently asked questions. We cover the main areas of query that regularly come to us from our customers. Our goal is to help you better understand how spray foam insulation could benefit your needs. Equally, we want to give you as much information needed to help better explain how the right insulation can transform the features of your project.

Browse our FAQs here today. We hope to cover your questions and bring key information to you right here. However, if you have any questions that haven’t been covered here, please get in contact. Equally, if you would like further clarification, would like to speak to one of our approved Installers or want to arrange a site visit, get in contact today.

Fibreglass insulation is found in most properties across the UK and is in fact the most commonly used product in our homes today. At one point in time, many would argue that this was the best choice or method available, hence why you will find it in millions of loft spaces all around the world. However, that perception and idea is changing. Fibreglass is becoming outdated and less effective in comparison with other alternatives and methods such as spraying foam, which is becoming more and more widespread.

Here are a few reasons why.

Thermal Qualities
The barrier that spray foam creates stops air escaping from your home and stops cold air from entering in. Whereas fibreglass acts more like a woolly-jumper, allowing air to pass through its delicate fibres. This air leakage can cause you to see a rise in your energy costs. So spray foam definitely wins the first round of spray foam insulation vs traditional insulation.

Winner: FoamTEK Spray Foam Insulation

Coverage
Spray foam expands up to 100 times in size on contact with the area of application. This expansion means it can fill every nook and cranny with ease, allowing you to effectively insulate even the most awkward areas and property shapes. Whereas on the other hand, it’s hard to fit fibreglass pieces perfectly into place to achieve a similar all-encompassing effect.

Winner: FoamTEK Spray Foam Insulation

Moisture
Some spray foam materials are permeable and others reject water completely. Either way moisture is not a problem. Whereas fibreglass insulation can often retain water and cause potential damage to your home. Another win for spray foam in the spray foam insulation vs traditional insulation battle!

Winner: FoamTEK Spray Foam Insulation

Initial Cost
Fibreglass is cheaper than spray foam but the gap is not a significant one. Especially when you consider the amount of money that spray foam can save you across the years. But the initial cost is usually lower for fibreglass installations.

Winner: Fibreglass

Lifetime
Over a long period of time, fibreglass material can settle and may need to be upgraded from time to time or completely replaced. Spray foam does not settle and stays in place to ensure continuous performance.

Winner: FoamTEK Spray Foam Insulation

Safety
A lot of spray foams do not include any harmful chemicals and they pose no risk to human health. This is especially true for our product of choice – Icynene spray foam insulation. On the other hand, fibreglass contains formaldehyde and in some rare cases may even contain asbestos related substances.

Winner: FoamTEK Spray Foam Insulation

The Result

This is a resounding win and a superb knock out for spray foam insulation vs traditional insulation. In comparison, the FoamTEK method wins hands down as it offers a lot more benefits without any of the associated downfalls of fibreglass insulation. FoamTEK swear by the spray-on approach and truly believe that this achieves the best energy saving results. It also helps lower your personal carbon footprint.

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FoamTEK Spray Foam Insulation is a non-harmful chemical mixture, blown 50% with water that creates an industrial foam.

With the installation of spray foam insulation, there is no danger of anything harmful growing, and so better air quality will be promoted throughout the rooms of the home.

Many illnesses like asthma and allergies are often caused by airborne pollutants such as dust, dirt, carbon monoxide and many more. By choosing spray foam insulation, your home will be sealed from a wide range of pollutants in the air. Many of our customers notice a positive difference in their health after installation.

It expands when it enters the air, before drying out, and solidifying in its new larger form – which can be up to one hundred times its original size.

Sprayed or Injected
Spray foam can be sprayed directly onto a surface and will adhere to it, or injected through a hole or open area into a cavity, be it wall, ceiling or floor.

A New Building Envelope
The nature of using spray foam insulation over a more traditional panel or stuffing is that its chemical expansion fills the space around it, even if it is awkwardly sized or shaped.

Once dried out, spray foam forms an impressively impenetrable seal, protecting the property and the rooms within it against both thermal and moisture bridging.

Any initial outlay of spray foam insulation is quickly recouped through the significant savings made on household energy bills, enabling you to allocate extra funds towards any other property developments you plan on starting.

MANUFACTURER LIFETIME LIMITED WARRANTY*

The additional advantage of installing spray foam insulation is that it performs for the life of the building GUARANTEED!

It also comes complete with a 25 year worldwide warranty, ensuring your peace of mind for the long-term

FoamTEK Spray Insulation isn’t just for new builds. Are you looking to use spray foam insulation for a renovation project? No problem.

One of the main advantages of spray foam is that it can really help bring your property up-to-date with the latest energy-efficiency standards, enabling you to invest in your home, rather than your energy suppliers pocket.

From an investments point of view, spray foam insulation from FoamTEK is pretty much a no brainer. One of the main advantages of spray foam is that it provides you with savings on both your heating and energy bills. In an era where energy price hikes have become a regular routine, saving money is a must.

Spay foam insulation achieves this by creating an impenetrable air barrier, keeping the warm air in and any cold air out. In addition, it also improves your property’s EPC rating, making it a much more attractive prospect to any potential buyers. Because of this, builders and construction companies and now choosing spray foam as the preferred insulation on new-builds.

By installing spray foam insulation, problems that used to be commonplace can now be permanently avoided.