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What You Need to Know About Removing Spray Foam Insulation

Many people wonder if they can remove spray foam insulation. The truth is, yes, you can, but it will take a lot of work. Spray foam insulation has expansive air-tight properties that, in some cases, would require reconstruction of the property where the insulation was installed. The good news? 

Technological advancements in foam insulation today have made it possible to remove it in just a few days. 

There are many reasons why removing spray foam insulation is necessary. One is when the foam insulation is already outdated, and you want to renew it. Another reason is when you want to reconstruct parts of your home that would impact the foam insulation. 

The Type of Spray Foam Insulation That Can Be Removed

Open-cell and closed-foam insulations can be removed. However, it’s still a good idea to have an expert check it out before you do anything.

It’s also important to know if your insulation is a sprayed-on type or an injected type. Both spray foam types can be removed with the right tools and expertise.

The difficulty level of the removal process dictates whether the removal is done manually or with tools like a jackhammer. The number of layers of spray foam installed will also impact the removal process.

How is a Spray Foam Insulation Removed

Open-cell foam insulation can be removed from the walls of your home, depending on the material. Professionals can use various tools and skills to remove it swiftly and easily.

However, if you have closed-cell foam insulation, it requires the use of an ice-blast machine. The machine blasts pellets of dry ice into your closed-cell foam product, cooling it at a rapid rate. As the foam begins to crack, it can be removed in large, easy-to-handle chunks.

The Cost Factors for the Removal of Roof Insulation

The cost of removing your spray foam insulation will vary depending on the difficulty of the removal process. Larger areas of the home will take longer, and the cost is higher.

The cost of removing spray foam insulation is a significant cost per square foot. However, depending on the type of spray foam insulation that you were using, the removal may be a great investment. You may be in the process of building a new home or expanding an existing one. If that’s the case, then the removal process is an even better investment.

It’s important to note that the cost of spray foam removal depends on the adjacent structures to the spray foam being removed. 

Structural damage may occur during the removal process if care is not taken. If the removal is done during the construction of the new home, the cost is higher because the cost of removing the material is included in the cost of constructing the new home.

The Bottomline

Removing spray foam insulation is a process that requires special care and attention.

Many homeowners choose to replace their spray foam insulation before anything else is done. However, there are many benefits to removing it as well. It takes a skilled professional to correctly remove any spray foam insulation. Make sure that you hire the right professionals to remove the insulation.

PolarTech Spray Foam is one of the best insulation removal companies in Canada. Our experts will provide you with the best installation and removal services that you deserve. Get in touch with us.

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