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How Can I Use Foam Board to Insulate?

Q: How can I use foam board to insulate? A: Foam board is an awesome insulation option. Foam board, like spray foam, is closed cell, and polyurethane based. The most commonly used foam board is called Extruded Polystyrene Foam, or XPS for short. You may also hear it referred to as ‘blue board’, or ‘pink board.’ [...]

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Do I Need to Cover Foam It Green with a Vapor Barrier?

Q: Do I Need to Cover Foam It Green with a Vapor Barrier? A: Vapor barriers, and vapor retarders are designed to reduce diffusion in your walls, and thus, prevent condensation. You may, or may not need to cover Foam It Green with an additional vapor barrier, depending on local codes. Water vapor, unlike condensation,is [...]

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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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How Can I Insulate My Heated Floor?

Q: How can I insulate my heated floor? A: Heated floors are fantastic, especially if you live in a chilly climate. But you want to make sure your insulation doesn’t get in the way of the heat emanating up to your floors. Luckily, insulating your heated floor just takes a few easy steps. First, install [...]

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Why is Air Sealing My Home Important?

Q: Why is air sealing my home so important? A: Great question. If you have been reading up about home insulation you have most likely been bombarded with a lot of talk about R-Value. It’s easy to see why R-Value is important- it is a measurable rating to show temperature transfer through insulation. But what about [...]

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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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Are Spray Foam Kits Hazmat?

Q: I noticed on your website that Foam It Green kits are listed as hazmat. Why is that? A: Foam It Green kits are considered Hazmat because of the pressurized nitrogen contained in the kits. Nitrogen is the chemical propellant that ejects the chemicals from their tanks. And, that propellant is what makes using our [...]

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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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What Is Foam It Green’s Largest Closed Cell Foam Kit?

Q: What is your biggest closed cell foam kit? A: Our largest closed cell foam kit is the 602, which covers up to 602 board feet and contains 2 60 lb. tanks. You may be wondering why we don’t make a larger kit. The answer is all about usability: We design our kits so they [...]

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What Happens if Foam It Green is Applied to a Surface That is Too Hot or Too Cold?

Q: What happens if I spray Foam It Green onto a surface that is outside of the recommended 65- 90 degree temperature? A: Great question. When applying Foam It Green, the chemicals need to be between 65-85 degrees, and the temperature of the surface needs to be between 65-90. Applying the foam to a colder [...]

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