Warning over rogue spray foam operators — and how to find a trustworthy installer

Man applying spray foam insulation
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One of the nation’s top mortgage providers has warned homeowners that choosing an untrustworthy professional spray foam installer may make remortgaging and equity release difficult for their homes.

Spray foam insulation (SFI) is a mix of liquid chemicals that expand into a foam when sprayed into position, where it sets into an insulating layer. Done properly by a professional, spray foam insulation can be a highly practical product, offering the flexibility to reach every nook and cranny quickly and easily as well as offering a decent level of airtightness to reduce heat loss. 

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.