Homeowners considering spray foam insulation will be investing in the greatest insulation product that is on the market. Installing spray foam in the attic, it is the ideal option for upgrading or retrofitting the existing insulation. Eco Spray is a full-service insulation company that can properly install all forms of attic insulation. But we do highly recommend Spray Foam Insulation, due to its high level of performance, which also helps prevent weather and moisture related damages.
On This Article:
- The Importance of Attic Insulation
- Spray Foam Insulation is the Best Solution for Your Attic
- How Much Money is Saved By Insulating the Attic with Spray Foam?
- The Health Benefits of a Permanent Attic Seal
- How Long Does Spray Foam Insulation Last
- Eco Spray has the Expertise and Tools to Properly Insulate Your Attic with Spray Foam
The Importance of Attic Insulation
Whether you use the attic for storage or if you want to convert it into another room, your attic will need some insulation work done. Weather conditions, in Canada, can range from freezing cold winters to hot summers and having a house with no insulation is definitely going to be a bad experience for you.
For any residential home, insulation is a critical component and improperly installed or non-functioning insulation can create many problems for homeowners. Hot air rises and attic are normally the thinner part of the house, it is important to insulate the attic to keep the heat and cool regulated and comfortable. If you want a good experience while conducting work or cleaning in your attic at all times of the year, it pays to invest in insulation to prevent freezing and heatstroke.
Spray Foam Insulation is the Best Solution for Your Attic
Spray foam offers the best attic insulation performance available, it comes in two types: closed-cell and open-cell, aka 2 pound and ½ pound. Both types of insulation when installed properly fill all of the crannies and nooks in a space and make a perfect air barrier. You have zero heat transfer through convection when air can’t move through it.
2 inches of thickness with closed-cell foam serves also as a moisture barrier. Because of this and the higher R-Value per inch, most foam insulation used in Toronto is closed-cell. Try poking them with your finger, to tell the difference between the two. Easily you can poke a hole in open-cell foam but not in closed-cell foam because it is way too hard.
The disadvantage to either type of spray foam insulation lies in cost, it’s expensive stuff and it shouldn’t be installed by a DIYer, it requires expert use of a spray foam gun.
How Much Money is Saved By Insulating the Attic with Spray Foam?
You can definitely save money by insulating your attic with spray foam but of course the amount can vary depending on what you have going on in your house. If your attic is the single cause of your high energy bills then the addition of spray foam in the attic could save you anywhere between 15 to 50 %. But if you have other issues with insulation in the rest of your house, then you won’t see the same kinds of savings.
If you don’t have a high-efficiency furnace or AC unit, then your energy savings could be adversely affected because the HVAC system is eating up all your energy usage. In case that you have insulation in the other areas of your home, then that can lead to air leakage in other areas, which in turn will lead to high monthly energy bills.
The Health Benefits of a Permanent Attic Seal
For inefficiency in airflow attics are the flashpoints and spray foam delivers the complete coverage to seal leaks and manage to reduce energy consumption and repair costs. Increased humidity with improper or little air flow for evaporation could result in mold development which will affect the quality of life within the house.
The insulation that provides the best possible seal against moisture and outdoor pollutants is spray foam insulation. Insulating the attic with spray foam you will prevent negative health effects like allergy type symptoms, respiratory issues, drowsiness, and lack of energy caused by the presence of mold and other pollutants.
How Long Does Spray Foam Insulation Last
One of the major advantages or benefits of using spray foam insulation is its durability to last in the space for a longer period of time after its initial installation. It is said that spray foam when properly installed can last the entire lifetime of the home. With proper maintenance, spray foam when used in roofing applications will last for upwards of 30 years. When applying the spray foam insulation within the structure of a building it is important to do so properly, because missed areas will create holes that will allow air flow and will allow other problems to occur that will potentially compromise the lifespan of the spray foam insulation.
Eco Spray has the Expertise and Tools to Properly Insulate Your Attic with Spray Foam
Installing spray foam insulation is not a DIY project, it requires experts handling and the application process requires a certain level of expertise. Spray foam insulation requires specific safety and equipment knowledge that the professionals at Eco Spray have, it is applied under high pressure. Trained experts know how to ensure an “insulation blanket” that will perform.
Here at Eco Spray Insulation, we will take the time to fully understand the installation job and areas needing coverage and will make sure the spray foam application is delivered throughout and to your satisfaction. Contact us at 1-416-860-6664, or by email at [email protected] and our Professional Team will be happy to assist you.