15 Expanding Spray Foam Insulation Ideas and Applications
We all know spray foam is an insulation powerhouse, but here are some genius uses for this useful product that you may not have considered.
Dull the Noise
Firm Up a Wobbly Showerhead
Squirt a little expanding foam around a loose shower arm, and it’ll be solid as a rock. Let the foam set up until it’s stiff and carve off any excess around the shower arm. Slide the cover plate tight to the wall and you’ll never know there’s foam holding things together. This same trick firms up any other loose or wobbly pipe.
Carve Spray Foam
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Shore up the Tub
Keep the Critters Out
Improve Your Sink
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Shore Up Concrete Problems
Spray foam really is a magical tool for household insulation. Although fiberglass has been commonly use for insulation, spray foam can actually outperform it. Plus, with so many ways you can use spray foam, this material certainly is handy. Now only if it could help us out with all of those concrete problems…
Oh wait, it actually can!
Demilec, a company located in Texas, has invented a type of insulation foam that can help all of the cracks and uneven pavement problems. Geolift can help to lift existing concrete surfaces and fix those problem areas around your house with much less labor. Geolift works for driveways, sidewalks, patios, garage floors, even pool decks. And yes, it is a foam, just like your beloved spray foam!
When it comes to insulating the house, fiberglass tends to be the common form of insulation. However, after comparing fiberglass and spray foam insulation, it’s shocking how fiberglass tends to be the lesser of the two. Although it has deemed reliable over the years, there are way more benefits to insulating your home with spray foam. One of those benefits includes regulating the temperature of your house.
If you’re not familiar, spray foam is a type of insulation that expands after you spray. The foam expands and seals, avoiding any type of unnecessary moisture (which can create mold) or encouraging pests to eat through your walls. It protects the lining of your house, and even can protect the heating and cooling of your house during those unbearably cold or hot days.