Homeowner Safety

Are You Getting Cold Feet?

Are You Getting Cold Feet? For many folks, winter means breaking out those warm slippers and woolen socks. Why? Because their floors are freezing! There’s nothing worse than cold feet in the winter – it feels like you never warm up! You have strategically placed space heaters, layers of rugs and carpeting and your furnace [...]

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What Could a Burst Pipe Cost You This Winter?

If you’re like most of our customers, you’ve either dealt with or worried about frozen pipes. This time of year, it comes with the territory. Every year, around 250,000 households will have to deal with the cost and inconvenience of a frozen, burst pipe. Now’s the time to make sure your household isn’t one of [...]

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Is Foam It Green Flame Retardant?

Q: Is Foam It Green Flame Retardant? A: Foam It Green’s standard kits do contain flame retardants. Both our open and closed cell foam is Class 1 (E-84). “Class 1″ foam means that the foam has been tested for flame spread and smoke development, according to the ASTM E-84 tunnel test for surface burning characteristics. [...]

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Is it safe for pets to be in the house while I insulate with spray foam?

Q: Is it safe for pets to be home when I spray foam my crawlspace? A: Absolutely. Foam It Green does not contain any VOCs, CFCs, Urea-formaldehyde, or Penta-BDEs. And, unlike the high pressure spray foam rigs that contractors use, our kits don’t have enough pressure to push airborne foam particles outside of the room [...]

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Does Foam It Green Have to be Covered by Drywall?

Q: Can spray foam be left exposed, or do I have to cover it? A: This is a great question. When insulating a wall, the foam will be covered by drywall, but many people wonder if foam has to be covered in areas like the rim joists or a garage. The short answer is that [...]

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Fiberglass Cheaper Than Spray Foam? Not Quite!

When I first left for college the dollar store was my best friend. I mean, it’s a store… where everything is a dollar! As far as I was concerned it was the greatest development of the 20th century. Sliced bread? Meh. Dollar store? GENIUS! My plan was this: I would only buy supplies from the [...]

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From Installing Seat Belts To Installing Spray Foam

My grandfather was ahead of his time. As a pilot in World War II he gained a lifelong interest in how things work and how to make them better. One of his proudest achievements was installing seat belts in the family car, so that everyone would be safe on their long road trips. He found [...]

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Can Contractors install spray foam faster than I can with kits?

This one may surprise you, but the answer is no.   The catch 22 of spray foam rigs is that the extremely high pressure that allows them to apply many inches of foam in a short amount of time also packs so many airborne chemicals in the air that it makes homes uninhabitable for 72 [...]

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Is Soy Based Foam Better, or is it Just a Kale & Bacon Sandwich?

I blame Kale, that dark, leafy beta-carotene packed devil.  About six months ago I decided I would give this whole ‘healthy eating’ thing a try, and spent hours looking up recipes, zeroing in on those which featured kale and the other ‘wonder foods’ I’d read about. I got a bit overzealous and wound up buying [...]

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Mythbusters! Spray Foam has Formaldehyde. True, or False?

Once, when I was young and home sick from school, I ended up hooked on a TV show  – Hoover Vs. The Kennedys: The Second Civil War, a four hour long movie chronicling J Edgar Hoover and the Kennedys.  It touched on just about all key social and political moments of the 1960s. It had [...]

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