Does Spray Foam Insulation Smell? | Mass Foam Systems


Does Spray Foam Insulation Smell?

When you are considering adding insulation to your home, you may be concerned with the quality of the product but also whether it will come with an odour attached. Homeowners with sensitive noses may be particularly worried, especially since there have been reports of some traditional spray foam insulation smelling like fish!


Thankfully, when applied correctly, spray foam insulation has a much better reputation than the older insulation types which have been used for decades. There are several options available on the market, however, if you’re looking for an odour-free solution we recommend using Icynene® spray foam insulation which contains environmentally friendly materials.

Mass Foam Systems have been using Icynene® spray foam for years and are experienced in its application. There are many benefits of using Icynene® over polyurethane and one of the most notable differences between the two is its structure. Polyurethane is based on petroleum byproducts and as a result has been known to emit a chemical odour. Spray polyurethane foam also contains small closed cells filled with HCFC or CFC gases.

Icynene®, however, is an eco-friendlier alternative which is based on castor oil. Its cells are open, meaning there are no gasses trapped within them.

If one of your main concerns of getting spray foam insulations is the smell, your best option could be Icynene® insulation. Icynene® is completely safe and spray foam has been used as insulation for more 30 years. Our team at Mass Foam Systems have over 10 years of combined experience and have been thoroughly trained in the application of spray foam insulation.

To avoid any lingering smells caused by spray foam insulation, it’s important you use choose a specialist spray foam contractor, such as Mass Foam Systems. If you’d like to learn more about Icynene® spray foam insulation, please feel contact a member of our team on 0800 246 5051 or request a call back. We offer a range of home and commercial insulation services and if you’re considering using Icynene® spray foam, can provide you with a no-obligation quote.

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