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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 25th, 2022

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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.

This is a concern we hear a lot because not all spray foam insulation is the same and there are some products that have a longer re-occupancy time.

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

Let's talk more in-depth about the safety of spray foam insulation and pets, as well as the rest of your family.

Is Spray Foam Insulation Safe After it Cures?

Neither RetroFoam injection nor the spray foam insulation we use emits harmful gases during the installation process.

When installing RetroFoam injection foam into enclosed cavities, like exterior walls, you won't notice any smell at all because there is no off-gassing.

The spray foam we use does have a slight odor when it is being applied, but we ventilate the areas where it is being installed to make sure we get the smell out of the house.

Since you wouldn't want to be hovering over the crew as they install the foam insulation, you would be able to be in other areas of your home where work isn't being done.

The spray foam products we use are made with a very low concentration of volatile organic compound (VOC), so you shouldn't notice a huge smell and within two hours you wouldn't notice any smell at all.

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.