Loft Spray Foam Insulation Removal
In recent years, we have witnessed a significant surge in requests for spray foam insulation removal services. One of the primary driving factors behind this surge is the growing number of mortgage and equity release lenders who refuse to finance properties with spray foam insulation, regardless of whether it is open or closed cell.
Spray Foam Insulation Mortgage & Equity Release Problems
The reason that lenders are refusing to finance mortgages and equity release is because spray foam insulation doesn’t allow for any air circulation. Although this may seem like a good reason to use spray foam insulation in your home, it is actually a real problem.
Spray foam insulation, when applied is a liquid that expands and then solidifies, which totally seals the roof of your home. But by sealing the roof, this also means that air circulation is restricted, and lack of air flow causes condensation. The spray foam is applied between the rafters which means when condensation forms due to the lack of circulation, it will cause the roof supports and rafters to weaken and rot over time, it can also become trapped between the roof felt and the spray foam.
Why Choose Us for Spray Foam Insulation Removal
Our professional removal process ensures the successful removal of up to 95% of the spray foam from your roof. The duration of the removal process varies based on factors such as the size of your roof, its accessibility, and the type of spray foam used. Typically, a standard-sized property can expect the removal process to take any where between 2 to 5 days.
Rest assured that our experienced teams are equipped with the expertise and tools necessary to remove the spray foam insulation efficiently and effectively from your loft, addressing the concerns raised by lenders and providing you with a clean and compliant living space.
We take pride in our impeccable track record of achieving a 100% success rate for our customers with lenders after completing the spray foam insulation removal process. Our expertise and meticulous approach ensure that once the spray foam is removed, we can proceed with installing the appropriate level of traditional rolled insulation that fully complies with the current recommended building regulations. By choosing our services, you can rest easy knowing that your property will meet the necessary building regulations, allowing you to move forward with your financing plans.
Spray Foam Insulation Problems
A significant number of the properties we handle for spray foam removal exhibit moisture retention issues, as explained above. In this video clip, you can clearly observe darker areas where the foam has retained moisture, as well as instances where moisture has become trapped between the felt and foam, resulting in dampness and rot affecting both the felt and wooden structure.
How we Remove Spray Foam Insulation
Our approach involves site surveys and comprehensive health and safety assessments for each individual loft. This allows us to tailor our methods to your specific needs and ensure the best possible outcome.
The type of spray foam used, whether it is open or closed cell, plays a crucial role in determining the most suitable removal system. In the case of Open Cell Spray Foam, our skilled technicians employ a combination of hand tools and specialized equipment to facilitate effective removal. On the other hand, the removal of Closed Cell Spray Foam typically requires the implementation of the dry ice blasting method, which we have found to be highly efficient.
By carefully assessing the unique characteristics of your loft and employing the appropriate removal techniques, we guarantee a thorough and successful removal process. Our goal is to provide you with a clean, safe, and restored loft space, free from any remnants of spray foam insulation.
The removal process is a labour-intensive task that demands physical exertion. However, our team consists of dedicated and agile professionals who have undergone extensive training to ensure optimal results. With their expertise and commitment, we guarantee that our staff will deliver the best possible outcomes in removing spray foam insulation. Rest assured, our team is equipped to handle the demanding nature of the job and is committed to providing you with exceptional service and results.
Time Lapse Video of Spray Foam Insulation Removal
Below is a quick time lapse video which includes some of what's involved in open cell spray foam removal in a large loft area. This time laps covers approximately 12 hours’ worth of work for the small area you can see.
What is Dry Ice Blasting?
Dry ice blasting is an advanced cleaning technique used to effectively remove both open and closed cell spray foam insulation. The process involves the use of compressed air to propel solid CO2 pellets, commonly known as dry ice, onto the surface of the spray foam. As the dry ice makes contact with the foam, it rapidly sublimates, lifting away the foam while simultaneously eliminating any dirt and contaminants present.
What sets dry ice blasting apart is its non-abrasive and non-destructive nature, making it particularly suitable for delicate surfaces. Unlike traditional cleaning methods, dry ice blasting does not require water or cleaning chemicals, making it an environmentally friendly solution.
In summary, dry ice blasting provides a versatile, eco-friendly, and efficient method for cleaning closed cell spray foam insulation and is widely applicable in different industries.
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