When is SPF Dangerous to Your Health?
Spray polyurethane foam is one of the most affordable yet long-lasting and exceedingly durable solutions for roofing materials nationwide. Many homeowners perceive it as a “spray-and-forget” solution for roofing and improving overall property insulation.
However, you’ll want to use professionals to apply your SPF coating of any kind. In doing so, you reduce the dangers of SPF to your health. SPF is only a hazard when you find yourself in any of these five situations, which you can avoid by using a trustworthy, experienced, and capable SPF applicator.
When You’re Applying It Yourself
It’s possible to apply SPF by yourself. You can purchase SPF application kits online and follow its instructions. However, without proper safety equipment, you can put yourself in danger of inhaling moist, raw foam.
During the first few days, moist SPF will retain its liquid mass. When it starts curing, its mass expands and becomes foam. When you’ve inhaled SPF, it can block your breathing pathways. Furthermore, doctors might find it difficult to remove dried SPF from your lungs even with surgery. It’s not worth it to DIY SPF applications.
Poor Curing and Drying
Professional SPF applicators, such as us at Ener Spray, follow a protocol that ensures the homeowner and their family is safe from the danger of inhaling SPF and causing long-term health issues. It’s essential to let the material cure and dry for more than 24-48 hours.
In doing so, the foam has expanded enough to provide insulation, protective roofing, and an extra exterior coat for commercial properties. Poor curing and drying are rare unless an amateur SPF applicator with lacking experience and equipment performs the application.
You’re Using an Unlicensed Applicator
As we’ve mentioned above, inexperienced or unlicensed applicators will only create disastrous project results for homeowners planning to use SPF for different improvement purposes. Homeowners attempting to DIY the SPF application is one of them. Another is self-proclaimed SPF applicators looking to earn quick cash from unsuspecting homeowners.
The Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association (CUFCA) ensures that its contractors have undergone proper training and can implement a set of protocols that guarantee the safety of their personnel and customers. Only use licensed applicators for all your SPF projects.
Applicators Used Cheap SPF
High-quality SPF from dependable suppliers is reliable and predictable. Experienced SPF applicators who have used the material extensively can provide close-cut estimates to set up precise logistics with all their projects.
However, cheap SPF materials do exist, and they’re sold in most online marketplaces. In some cases, homeowners may suggest that applicators use cheap SPF materials they sourced from online exchanges. Without any prior experience with this brand, applicators that use cheap SPF will endanger property owners.
You’ve Inhaled It Before It Dried
Once again, SPF is dangerous to your health if you’ve inhaled it before it dried. This incident rarely happens with professionally-installed SPF. However, amateur SPF applicators or DIY SPF applications will likely have inhaled a massive amount of SPF due to lacking equipment and proper practice.
When it comes to top-quality SPF applicators, you’ll always want to use the best. You can count on us at Ener Spray to provide you with the best SPF installations for your property. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can achieve with you.