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Can I Be Inside My Home During the Foam Insulation Installation?

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Can I Be Inside My Home During the Foam Insulation Installation? Blog Feature
Amanda Ringler

By: Amanda Ringler on May 22nd, 2024

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You are all set to begin the foam insulation installation process, but you want to know if it is safe to be in your home or if you need to make other plans.

We hear this concern often because not all spray foam insulation is the same, and some products have a longer re-occupancy time.

Whether RetroFoam of Michigan is installing injection foam insulation or spray foam insulation, both are absolutely safe for homeowners, their children, and their pets to be inside the house during the installation process.

Let's discuss the safety of spray foam insulation for pets and the rest of your family in more depth.

Is Spray Foam Insulation Safe After it Cures?

Let's talk about the safety of spray foam insulation once it's all set and done, especially if you're concerned about your kids or pets.

First things first, neither RetroFoam injection foam nor the spray foam insulation we use releases harmful gases during the installation process.

When we install RetroFoam insulation into enclosed spaces like your exterior walls, there's no off-gassing because off-gassing is a byproduct of sprayed products.

Now, spray foam does have a slight odor while it's being applied, but don't worry -- we ventilate the area to clear out the smell. You wouldn't want to hover over the crew during the installation, but you can absolutely still hang out in another part of your home where the work isn't happening.

The spray foam products we use contain a very low concentration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), so any odor you notice shouldn't be strong. And the best part? Within about an hour or two, that smell will be completely gone.

So, if you're wondering if spray foam insulation is safe after it cures, the answer is a resounding yes. And it's safe for your children and furry friends too.

Adding Foam Insulation to Your Home

Now that you have a better understanding of the safety of the products offered by RetroFoam insulation, you might be ready to learn more about home insulation.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of foam insulation and how it can make your home more comfortable while saving you money on your monthly energy bills, check out our Guide to Insulation.

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About Amanda Ringler

Amanda previously has worked as a breaking news and crime reporter, TV news producer, and editor in Flint and Detroit. Throughout her career as a journalist, she has won several awards from The Society of Professional Journalists - Detroit Chapter and the Michigan Press Association. As part of the RetroFoam of Michigan family, Amanda uses her experience as a journalist to write content that will help educate homeowners on the benefits of foam insulation. When Amanda isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and rescued huskies. She also loves knitting, making art, cooking, and hosting dinner and a movie night for friends and family.