Energy Saving Tips

Are Foam It Green Spray Foam Insulation tanks recyclable?

Yes, the tanks can be recycled at a steel recycling center or discarded in your normal trash pickup once they are de-pressurized and emptied. See page 11 of our instructions for the easy steps to follow to prepare your Foam It Green tanks for recycling. Do you have more questions? Give us a call at 800-516-0949 or [...]

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How often do I need to change the nozzle when using spray foam insulation?

The two components come out of the spray gun separately and mix in the nozzle attached to the face of the gun.  Every time you stop spraying for 30 seconds or more, you’ll need to change the nozzle to prevent the gun from clogging. If you know you’ll be stopping for 30 seconds or more [...]

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How spray foam insulation prevents heat from escaping through your attic

Still not convinced that you’re losing a ton of heat up through your attic? Perhaps the following story, related by a one of our callers asking about spray foam insulation will help convince you that 40% of all heat loss goes up and out through your attic: The gentleman I spoke with today purchased a [...]

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Can I use Spray Foam over Existing Wiring?

Foam It Green is Class I, ASTM-E84 fire retardant foam and can be sprayed over any wiring that isn’t bare. To prevent the foam from expanding into outlets and junction boxes, I’d recommend taping any holes or areas where the foam could expand into the boxes with electrical tape (from the inside). Once the foam [...]

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Will Spray Foam Insulation stick to a cement block wall?

This may be the number one question of the week, and the answer is… absolutely! Properly applied Foam it Green should bond to anything that is not oily, wet, or extremely dirty, provided the temperature of the surface is 65-85 degrees F.  It may have some difficulty sticking to some super slick surfaces like some [...]

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Can I Get Exactly 1″ Cured Thickness in My Spray Foam Insulation?

Using spray foam insulation is not an exact science, so you will probably get some peaks and valleys in the foam. This is perfectly normal, which is why we recommend that you plan accordingly and add 20% to your estimated needs. By doing so, you’re sure to have enough foam to cover all the areas [...]

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Which side was insulated with Foam It Green spray foam insulation?

Foam it Green spray foam insulation was applied somewhere – but where?  Can you see the difference in the two sides of the roof in this photo? If you guessed the left side, you are correct! It’s estimated that 40% of all air leakage goes up and out through the roof, and in the winter, [...]

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Should I spray all the foam I need in one pass?

This is a common question. Should you spray all of the foam you need in one pass? Or layer it on? Well, for proper bonding and expansion, it’s best to apply the foam in layers.  For our closed cell foam, spray on the foam lightly like paint (approximately 1/3rd inch in depth) and it will [...]

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What makes Foam It Green a “green” building product?

Besides our green foam color indicator, which lets you know you’re spraying at the proper 1:1 ratio, there are several reasons why Foam It Green really is a “green” building product: * Foam It Green spray foam kits stop tremendous amounts of energy waste by sealing out air leaks. * Foam It Green has a [...]

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What is the R-value of Foam It Green Spray Foam Insulation?

Our standard closed cell fire-retardant formula provides an insulation value of R-7 per inch.  Our open cell fire-retardant formula provides an insulation value of R-3.6 per inch. If you’re unsure which to use for your application, just let us know what type of project you’re working on and we’ll help you pick the perfect foam [...]

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