Whether you are constructing a new house, renovating an existing property or simply just want to renew your home’s existing insulation, spray foam is one of the best investments you can make in your home.
In fact, spray foam insulation is the best insulating material available today. With its many applications - from sealing your home from air and moisture intrusion, saving you money on expensive home heating and cooling costs and protecting your family’s health from airborne pollutants - and cost-efficient methods, there are many ways spray foam can be used to improve the strength and durability of your home.
But what actually is spray foam insulation, where can it be used and how can you benefit from using it over other insulation methods? Georgian Insulation Systems answers all your questions.
What is spray foam insulation?
Spray foam is a type of liquid foam that is sprayed into position. Once it sets, it provides an insulating layer to protect your home from external weather conditions, improving the efficiency of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC) and ensuring your family is protected from outside pollutants that affect the air quality within your home.
There are typically two types of spray foam:
Closed cell spray foam
Open cell spray foam
Spray foam is referred to open cell or closed cell due to the difference between the small bubbles (known as cells) that make up the foam. Open cell spray foam is more flexible since the cells are deliberately left open, while in closed cell spray foam the cells are completely closed - making a more rigid and stable insulation.
Where can spray foam be used?
Whether you choose closed cell spray foam or open cell spray foam will depend entirely on your insulation needs, but, in general, spray foam can be used in a wide range of places. These include:
And much more!
What are the benefits of spray foam insulation?
There are numerous advantages that your home, cottage or business will receive from using spray foam insulation. Here are just a couple of the key benefits:
Energy savings: Spray foam insulation expands to insulate and fill cracks and gaps in your home’s foundation. This provides a consistent air seal and more efficiencies for your HVAC unit. The US Department of Energy claims that using spray foam to minimize air leaks in walls and roofs can save a typical homeowner up to 15 per cent on heating and cooling costs.
Better air quality: By sealing your home from air and moisture intrusion, spray foam insulation is one of the best methods to protect your family’s health from dangerous mould, airborne pollutants and other allergens.
High R-value: Spray foam, such as the Walltite Eco Spray foam has an aged R-value of approximately R 6.5 per inch, enabling it to provide more thermal resistance with less material than any other type of commercial insulation. The R-value surpasses many other spray foams, providing fantastic insulation for your home.
How can Georgian Insulation help?
Georgian Insulation Systems is a highly-experienced, professional insulation company that uses Walltite Eco Spray Foam to help your family save on energy costs and lower utility bills.
Made from renewable vegetable oils and recycled plastics, and blended into a high performance spray polyurethane foam, the Walltite Eco Spray Foam is used to seal the entire building envelope of your home to prevent air and moisture infiltration - giving you long-term efficiency and performance that is only achieved with spray foam insulation.
Not only that, but we make sure installations are done right. With Georgian Insulation, only certified and approved applicators - who have undergone the rigorous BASF training - can install Walltite Eco.
Are you looking for more information about how we can ensure your Ontario home has proper insulation? Contact our team of experts today.