Cold Weather Spray Foaming
Many thousands of people have installed Foam it Green throughout the coldest months of the year. When it’s cold outside you probably feel the extra urgency to stop losing so much money from inadequate insulation and air sealing.
It’s not too late. Even when it’s bitterly cold outside, Foam it Green can stop the hurting.
Here’s how to get great results any time and every time, regardless of what’s happening outside.
Cold Weather Foam it Green
How to Get Surface Temps Between 65-85 degrees:
If the surface is too cold, your foam will pull away from the surface because it didn’t bond or the foam won’t rise very high because the cold saps the heat from the reaction.
- Use bullet heaters, salamanders, or space heaters to warm the surface. Pay attention to the actual temperature of the surface and not just the area. Surfaces take longer to warm than the area right around the space heater.
- Use a very thin flash coat of the foam to heat up the surface. The foam gives off heat as it cures. You harness this chemical reaction to warm the surface you’re spraying. Then you spray over the now warmer surface.
How to Get Tank Temps Between 65-85 degrees:
If the chemicals in the tanks are too cold, you won’t get the 1 to 1 mix you want for great spray foam.
- Bring the tanks indoors and keep them inside your home or a well heated area for 24-48 hours. It’s a lot easier to just keep them warm from the start than to bring cold steel and chemicals back up.
- Warm the tanks up in a heated space. Periodically shake the tanks to evenly distribute the temperature throughout the chemical. Pay attention to the temperature strip so you know when they’re ready. Keep in mind the steel tanks will get up to temperature faster than the chemicals inside.
Just follow the instruction manual, use test patches, and check your work often. Now you too can Foam it Green all year round to stop high energy bills and cold rooms and floors.