Courtesy of Jim Fredericks/NPMA

Originally posted February 6th, 2019 on by Anne Nagro.

Spray foam insulation delivers big energy savings for homeowners, but PMPs say it also prevents them from conducting proper termite inspections and identifying moisture leaks. As such, they’re cancelling customer termite warranties, fearing a replay of the EIFS fiasco that cost the industry millions.

On the morning of Oct. 10, 2018, Amanda Kaiser already had called three customers to cancel their termite warranties. “We are cancelling customers monthly. It’s become a really big deal,” said the owner of Island Pest Control, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

The big deal is spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation, which can significantly improve a home’s energy efficiency when installed in crawlspaces, walls and attics. PMPs are finding it also can hide termite activity.


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