Common Myths about Foam Insulation

While many people are familiar with fiberglass insulation, it seems not as many know much about closed cell spray foam insulation. Twin Cities residents have been requesting this kind of insulation for years, and we sometimes hear a lot of myths and misconceptions when talking to homeowners about foam insulation and its benefits. Here are a few we hear the most often.

Myth: I don’t need to hire professionals to install this type of foam insulation.

Fact: Installing closed cell spray foam insulation is a job for the experts. This is not a good do it yourself project because foam insulation requires specific equipment and knowledge to properly install. If this is not done by the experts, it could be installed incorrectly and lead to more problems in the future.

Myth: Foam insulation is too expensive.

Fact: Foam insulation is quite affordable for most homeowners, and it offers a very high R-value, which makes it a great choice for homes of all shapes and sizes. This is an especially good benefit in areas that are susceptible to temperature extremes, like here in Minnesota.

Myth: Foam insulation will settle over the years and that means I’ll just have to have it installed again.

Fact: Foam insulation does not settle. It will last you for many years to come, and you will not have to worry about having it redone any time in the near future.

Do you want more information on foam insulation in the Twin Cities? Call Lewis Insulation at 763-477-2612 or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.