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Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

I love it personally, ever since it was started to be widely used over 20 years ago. The major problem is that it makes homes so tight that you just need to have a fresh air intake from outside, to replace the inside air and circulate it. FRom what I have seen its not that expensive any more. Even the house I bought 3 years ago here in Central Florida has foam blown into the blocks.

Aug 20, 2017 04:29 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Saw it done in Florida. Kept the attic temperature to under 70 degrees as opposed to over 100 for traditional insulation. Simply amazing!

Aug 20, 2017 04:20 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I have had clients rave about it - their heating and cooling bills are drastically reduced and it even provides an amazing sound barrier. I don't know how long to recoup the cost though - it's fairly expensive.

This is a picture of one of my listings with Icynene. They have it in the attic and crawl as well.

Attic with isynene insulation

Aug 20, 2017 06:45 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Never heard that it was that expensive to do. You would think that more people would care about it.

I just sold a 60 yr old home that only had 4" insulation in the attic. How a negative R value there!

Aug 20, 2017 04:51 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

It's a common method used here.... I'm not sure about the downside.... I have rolled fiberglass batts.... 

Aug 20, 2017 06:24 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Interesting question.  This is definitely above my pay grade but I will check back to see the responses of others with experience/knowledge.  Maybe one of the home inspectors/contractors will provide information/opinion.  

Aug 20, 2017 05:10 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many answers here.

Aug 20, 2017 05:01 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Homes need to breathe. I would not do it on our house. Radiant heat barrier might be better, or look at the ways they do it when building log homes with exposed beams.

Aug 20, 2017 04:45 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Parked and viewing answers.

Aug 20, 2017 03:56 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

In my area they will foam walls but have not seen it in attics. The foam in the walls seals air around windows, doors and outlets which sounds like a good application to lower energy costs.

Aug 20, 2017 07:13 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   I like the photo from Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Aug 20, 2017 06:31 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We just use it for the small spaces and cracks.

Aug 20, 2017 03:52 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent

They do this here in AZ. I'd have to ask our home inspector to get his ideas on the quality and longevity.

Aug 20, 2017 03:04 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I looked into it and opted for a radiant barrier instead.  You can buy the foam spray at Lowes and Home Depot, but it is pretty pricey and you have to do it all quickly otherwise the nozzle can clog (they do sell it with several nozzles though).  It's not a bad option at all and one I would have considered but I already had the barrier purchased (I was looking to do the underside of the roof).

Aug 20, 2017 01:10 PM
Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I haven't seen it in this area yet, but I did have one client who did his walls. I love concept, but the long term challenges that future renovation contractors will face are huge. For instance, if you want to add a receptacle on a wall. It's not impossible to get one in a foamed wall, but it's difficult and expensive. So, there are up and down sides to using foam.

Aug 20, 2017 11:00 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

In Florida it is advantageous as it helps bond the roof sheathing to the trusses and reduces roof failures in high winds. In addition, the evidence I have seen is the temperature differential is much higher vesus the ambient air temperature.

Aug 20, 2017 10:19 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Wayne Martin.  It would have been a great help in our atic at our home in Napa during the summer, and winter.  Our AC bill was $600 a month during the hottest months. A 

Aug 20, 2017 09:40 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I know nothing about costs or recouping costs on energy bill savings.  I do not that is it done in my area.  Not very common ... rolled batts are more the norm ... and what I have in my attic.  

Aug 20, 2017 08:20 AM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Never heard of it. Insulation salespeople should work harder to get the awareness up.

Aug 20, 2017 06:19 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It sounds like a viable option if the price is right but you would have to ensure the home is breathing. I'm always cautious about new technology because there may be problems we just haven't thought about yet.

Aug 20, 2017 05:48 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Parked and reading...

Aug 20, 2017 05:45 AM
Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

I have not seen its use much here in South Florida, still common here is the pink fiberglass. 

Aug 20, 2017 04:54 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Other than the the use of some Great Stuff expanding foam I haven't got a clue except I have heard there are sometimes condensation issues.

Aug 20, 2017 04:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Haven't really thought about this, so will see how others resond.

Aug 20, 2017 03:58 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I haven't seen that in my city.

Aug 20, 2017 03:43 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have a new home under contract and saw a home down the street getting this foam, and was pretty interesting to watch! 

Aug 22, 2017 07:47 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't know.

Aug 21, 2017 07:44 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Do not know anything about it in the Denver area on foaming.


Aug 21, 2017 09:43 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Peter Mohylsky - I see this as a 'new' trend in our market area. It seems it is preferable method!

Aug 20, 2017 10:40 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WEll making sure there is ventalation it the biggest downfall

Aug 20, 2017 08:16 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I'm so glad to see all the answers here!

Aug 20, 2017 03:18 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Peter Mohylsky 

I have a spread sheet that I have developed and refined over the years. It translates to hours of running the furnace and cost of running with what ifs. In a nutshell, R19 is not adequate for attic. The easiest way to reduce utility bill is add another layer. I hired a test consultant and we fixed a -major leak around the furnace(cost is $9.50) and I ordered 6 rolls of R13 fibreglass.  It probably broke even first year. I also discovered ground floor warming in the winter to raise floor temperature.

As far as using polyurethane insulation, it is close cell structure. When in contact with moisture, condensate soaks up act like a sponge. The person who started it years ago went back to fiberglas type in his cold region home. He was credited for inventing the foam on thin wall insulation. People inhale release agent used in the process some get sick. 


Aug 20, 2017 08:42 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The city offered to pay and we accepted. Excellent as it helps to cool & heat

Aug 20, 2017 06:31 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The only thing is the vents need to remain clear. I have not seen it around here

Aug 20, 2017 06:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

An interesting question. And, you have some interesting answers.

Aug 20, 2017 06:10 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Not heavily used in our area

Aug 20, 2017 05:53 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea

Aug 20, 2017 04:37 AM