What are the alternatives to Spray Foam? 

In this following post we will explore Spray Foam insulation, learning what the product consists of, and it’s potential risks.

If you already have spray foam installed and are looking to remove and replace this – we work closely with nationwide companies who can provide this service. If so, please Get In Touch.

Understanding the basics of Spray Foam

Spray Foam is creating when polyurethane and isocyanate is mixed. Spray Foam Insulation is applied between the rafter cavities as a liquid, then expands before hardening. Once hardened, it creates a airtight barrier that can significantly reduce heating costs.

Who can install Spray Foam?

Homeowners are recommend against both installing and removing Spray Foam. Specialists are generally always recommended to install this insulation layer. Trained specialists then arrive with protective equipment, commonly referred to as PPE. This is due to the hazardous chemicals in spray foam, you can suffer from respiratory problems, skin irritation and other health issues.

Negatives of Spray Foam

Whilst the insulation can provide great thermal benefits, there are a variety of very costly problems to consider, including;

  • Expensive Insulation to install
  • Reducing air circulation and ventilation in a loft space
  • Expensive Insulation to install
  • Lead to dampness and condensation issues
  • Not DIY Friendly
  • Can trap moisture, resulting  in rotting timbers

Houses installed with Spray Foam also can come into issues when the property is sold, with many lenders steering clear of properties with Spray Foam fitted. House Owners Alliance has recommended homeowners to “avoid installing spray foam roof insulation” until the issues are resolved.

How to remove Spray Foam Insulation

Professional qualified individuals and companies are able to safely remove Spray Foam Insulation. Multifoils Directs works closely with many companies who work nationwide, to offer this service. If you could like a quote from a professional in your area, CLICK HERE!

Multifoil Insulation as an Alternatives?

The best alternative to spray foam insulation is Multifoil Insulation. Multifoil Insulation products, such as EcoQuilt Expert incorporates the ‘good’ of the traditional insulation, whilst not having any of the drawbacks that spray foam insulation possesses.

Multifoil Insulation as an alternative to Spray Foam Insulation

  • Contains no floating fibres or harmful chemicals
  • DIY Friendly with no professional install required
  • Thin, Flexible and Easy to Install
  • Continuous layer prevents cold bridging
  • Reflects Excess Cold / Heat away
  • Saves costs by reducing energy bills
  • Recognised in the industry
  • Most cost effective than PIR

Spray Foam Alternative – EcoQuilt Expert

We have Multifoils for every application possible, from Floors to Walls to Lofts, right to Sheds and Conservatories – have a look on our kits and products per application and let us know if you need our assistance. We have solutions for those of you looking to just improve the insulation in your own home, but also for those going through building regulations for a new build / extension.

So – if you have spray foam insulation at your home at the moment and are looking to remove the spray foam and replace it with Multifoil Insulation just get in touch with us. All we need to know is where you are based, the m2 of the area and we can assist you.

If you do not have spray foam insulation and are considering all options, you are more than welcome to speak to our team – we have technical experts in house that are clued up in the full field of insulation and we are here to assist. You can either request a callback or submit an enquiry!