Benefits of Spray Foam:
Conventional insulation, such as fiberglass batt insulation, provides a poor barrier against air leakage since it is unlikely to fill in all cracks and seams. When professionally applied by a certified DOW installer, spray foam insulation expands to seal virtually all spaces where air may escape or enter a structure. Drafts are stopped from coming in and air leaking out is eliminated! Therefore, the amount of energy needed to maintain a preferred indoor temperature is greatly reduced, resulting in energy savings. Medium density spray foam insulation acts as an insulation, air barrier and vapour barrier, all in one application.
Increases Structural Strength
Medium density spray foam insulation increases the structural strength of your home by over 200%. With spray foam insulation being applied into all cavities, a structure will become more rigid and as a result, issues such as settling and creaky floors will be moderated. In addition, spray foam insulation will not settle or shrink and adheres to almost any surface, including wood, metal, concrete and most plastics.
Improves Air Quality
Spray foam insulation in your home or business will improve air quality. A continuous, airtight seal prevents pollutants such as dust from invading a structure. Spray foam insulation exceeds all building codes for air barrier systems. In addition, spray foam insulation does not contain any loose particles that may adversely affect indoor air quality. Medium density spray foam insulation is also mould and moisture resistant, a particular concern when insulating a below grade structure such as a basement
Due to it’s non-porous nature, medium density spray foam insulation resists moisture penetration. By comparison, conventional fiberglass batt insulation is susceptible to moisture infiltration, which can drastically reduce it’s R – value and contribute to mould accumulation. When applied below grade, medium density spray foam insulation can eliminate the problem of damp or wet basement walls.
Using spray foam insulation to insulate your home or business can contribute significantly to reducing the environmental stress faced by the world today. Spray foam insulation ensures that your home will maintain the highest standards of energy efficiency and as a result, reduce the carbon emissions produced by the burning of fossil fuels needed to heat and cool most buildings.
Having spray foam insulation installed in your home or business will reduce outside noise from infiltrating the indoor environment. The noise created by interior mechanical systems, such as HVAC systems, will also be reduced.