Spray foam insulation also called spray foam insulation, is a specialized insulation that is sprayed in a liquid form and then grows into multiple times its initial fluid volume as a dry spray to seal and insulate all air gaps, cracks and voids once applied. It effectively cuts down on energy and thermal costs by as much as 50%. It is more effective than other types of insulation because it contains small bubbles and expands when sprayed on a surface and the air pressure created when the bubbles contract reduces the amount of gas exchange, which in turn lowers the amount of heat loss through the home. Spray foam insulation is ideal for use in all rooms in the home, especially in the attic, the lowest part of the wall closest to the window, ceiling and any other areas that have the smallest amount of space.
Spray foam insulation can be sprayed on a wide variety of surfaces including but not limited to wood, fiberglass, drywall, metal and concrete. The spray foam insulation can be made in the size you need and mixed with water, air or airtight olefin to create the right consistency for the application. The spray foam insulation can also be pre-made and pre-measured or the homeowner can make up their own. The foam insulation can be sprayed on all of these surfaces using no nails, screws or staples. The foam insulation can also be layered, one layer on top of another, on walls, ceilings, under floors, basement walls, in basements or attics and on fiberglass, drywall and metal.
How Does Spray Foam Work?
Spray foam insulation in Ottawa is a closed cell product, it does not absorb moisture. So when it is sprayed on the surface it will provide a very effective barrier to the absorption of moisture, thereby reducing the formation of mold and mildew. It also provides excellent soundproofing, especially in a home that has a basement. Spray foam insulation reduces the energy costs associated with cooling and heating on a significant level. In the summertime, it can reduce the energy costs related to cooling and heating a house by as much as 40 percent. The overall effect of spraying foam insulation is to increase the comfort levels in the home while reducing the energy costs associated with cooling and heating.
Spray Foam Benefits
A major benefit of spray foam insulation is that it will provide an effective seal on the interior surfaces of your walls. This will prevent the exchange of heat between the walls and air. In order to maximize the effectiveness of the spray foam insulation, it is important that you apply it on the inside walls of your house. Also remember to clean up any spills or leaks before the insulation is completely dry.
There are two main reasons why homeowners choose to use this type of building insulation. The first reason is because it helps prevent moisture from entering into the structure of the house. Moisture will eventually cause damage to the structure and will allow mold to begin to grow within the walls of the home. It is also important to note that mold will continue to grow even if there is no moisture present as long as there is humidity present in the home.
The second reason why it is a good choice to use this type of building insulation is because it provides superior thermal resistance. This means that it provides a greater amount of R-value than that of any other type of material. What is the R-value? The R-value is a measure of how resistant an object is to heating and cooling. High R-value means that it is harder for the water to pass through the material and create a damp spot where the air is hot and the water is cold.