Spray Foam Insulation Causing Problems

While spray foam insulation is growing in popularity throughout Canada, it is beginning to cause problems as well. These problems include expensive repairs, which are leading to many lawsuits in both Canada and the United States.

When the spray foam insulation is installed incorrectly, it can cause a strong fishy smell from the off-gassing, while this has driven some people from their homes. This has also caused many breathing and health problems as a result.

This spray foam insulation is applied to a house by mixing two chemicals together and spraying it through a hose. If this is installed incorrectly, it can crack, off-gas, and cause a list of other problems.

According to the Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association, they have installed anywhere between 300,000 to 400,000 Canadian homes per year, while these numbers have continued to grow each year.

While this foam continues to grow in popularity, there is no standard for removing this foam, while many homeowners cannot find any companies willing to remove the incorrectly applied spray foam insulation, which has caused so many problems.