Tips for Using DIY Spray Foam Insulation (a.k.a. kit foam, 2 part canister foam, foam kits)
Spray foam you install yourself can be great for small insulation projects, spot air sealing, and filling voids. It is also a good way for the do it yourselfer to seal a basement or crawlspace. However, it is not as intuitive as it seems and you can waste a lot of product or hurt yourself of you go into it uninformed. It is good to remember that foam is a chemical reaction (remember how bad some of those high school chemistry projects turned out?) subject to temperature conditions and exact mixing ratios. These 3 articles explain kit foam so you get the information you need before you buy.
Part One - Purchasing DIY Spray Foam Insulation - Tips on how to buy the right quantity of DIY spray foam, kit foam costs, and equipment you may also need to use it properly.
Part Two - Understanding DIY Spray Foam - A simple explanation of how DIY spray foam works, the knowledge you need to be ready to use it, and clues for spotting good and bad foam.
Part Three - Applying DIY Spray Foam Insulation - guidance on how to plan your foam application, how and when to change mixing tips, and optimal temperature conditions.
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