Cold Weather Spray Foam Insulating Secrets
If you have a project to do, cold weather makes it all the more pressing to get it done fast. The cost of energy means you lose a lot of money you could keep every day you delay.
And yet, because foaming is best done on surfaces between 65-90 degrees, it sometimes seems like you must wait until June comes around again.
Did you know that hundreds of people continue to Foam it Green throughout the coldest months of the year? Here are the secrets that they use to get great results any time, every time.
Secrets to Get Surface Temps Between 65-90 degrees:
Why it's Important: If the surface is too cold, your foam will pull away from the surface because it didn't bond or the foam won't rise very high because the cold saps the heat from the reaction.
- Try using bullet heaters, salamanders, or space heaters to warm the surface. Pay attention to the actual temperature of the surface and not just the area. Surfaces take longer to warm than the area right around the space heater.
- You can try a very thin flash coat of the foam to heat up the surface. The foam gives off heat as it cures. You harness this chemical reaction to warm the surface you're spraying. Then you spray over the now warmer surface.
Secrets to Get Tank Temps Between 65-85 degrees:
Why it's Important: If the tanks are too cold, you won't get the 1 to 1 mix of chemicals out of the tanks.
- Bring the tanks indoors and keep them inside your home or a well heated area for 12-24 hours. It's a lot easier to just keep them warm from the start than to bring cold steel and chemicals back up.
- Use warm water baths to get the tanks' temps up. Periodically shake the tanks to evenly distribute the temperature throughout the chemical. Pay attention to the Foam it Green Temperature Strip so you know when they're ready, keeping in mind the steel tanks will get up to temperature faster than the chemical inside.
With just these few secrets, people Foam it Green all year round to stop high energy bills and cold rooms and floors. This little bit of preparation goes a long way to get you the professional results you want your way, fast.
If you'd like to start saving money and time today,