How Long Does Spray Foam Take To Install?
Unlike other insulation materials, spray foam can be installed in less than a day. It may take a little longer if the existing insulation needs removing beforehand, but generally speaking, 24 hours is the timescale we're talking.
There are, however, several factors that can affect the drying time of the foam. These include:
- HUMIDITY LEVELS
High levels of humidity mean that moisture may seeping into the workspace. In this instance, your installer may advise that it's best to let the area dry out, before applying the spray foam.
- EXTERIOR WEATHER CONDITIONS
Although spray foam can generally be installed regardless of the weather, wet from outside can easily seep through in the form of damp. Once again, if this is the case, then your installer will more than likely decide to spend time aerating and drying out the affected area, before proceeding with installing. This will add to the total time of the project.
- STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THE ROOF
Despite the fact that spray foam assists in providing additional support to the roof, in some instances, roof repairs may be required before the foam can be applied to the rafters. Broken roof tiles and partially rotted timbers will both need repairing beforehand, prolonging the project in the process. This, however, is generally a rarity.
Wouldn't It Just Be Quicker To Use A D.I.Y Kit Instead?
As tempting an idea as this may be, it will inevitably prove to be a false economy. A botched, D.I.Y attempt can be considerably costly and time-consuming to fix, and can, ironically, end up costing you near to the same amount as hiring a professional in the first place!
For spray foam to be effective, it has to be sprayed in the right quantities, using the correct techniques. Our installers may make this look easy, but mastering these techniques takes extensive, professional training.
From curbing cold spots, to reducing noise transfer between rooms, spray foam offers a delightfully diverse range of benefits, transforming your property's performance-all in less than a day.
Just because you have a large amount of insulation in your loft doesn't automatically guarantee that it's still effective; over time, traditional insulation methods inevitably lose their efficacy, with fibres coming unravelled, and, ultimately, leading to leaks as the gaps become more explicit.
Despite the initial outlay, spray foam pays for itself in a relatively short space of time, enabling you to rapidly recoup the cost, and make substantial savings long-term.
What's more, as it performs for the life of the building, it won't require replacement-making it a one-time solution for all manner of age-old problems. Compare this to more traditional methods, which require replacing after several years and you begin to get a good understanding of why this choice proves more cost-effective long-term.