Georgia's agriculture commissioner, Gary Black, sends out a warning about improperly installed spray foam insulation. He says if it is not installed correctly it could void out your termite coverage.
" The spray foam insulation industry is not regulated on a state level," says Black.
Termites cost U.S. homeowners billions of dollars a year for termite control and damage. Georgia is right on the middle of what is commonly called the "termite belt".
“Spray foam insulation is a growing choice for homeowners looking to improve the energy efficiency of their home,” Commissioner Black said. “And when applied properly, can provide many energy benefits, but it is imperative for homeowners to check their pest control contracts to ensure they are thoroughly covered.”
Homeowners who have spray foam insulation currently installed in their home and have a pest control contract for termites should contact their pest control company to review their contract.
To find out if you have spray foam insulation in your home call a homebuilding inspector, an insulation contact or pest management company. You can also call your local county extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1, or the Georgia Department of Agriculture's pest control division at 404-656-3641.