When it comes to insulation, you want to select the right product the job. There are many different types of insulation from Batt, Cellulose to Roxul but for the staff at Chase Insulation in West Lorne, there is no better product than spray foam.
Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation solves building insulation design problems because it combines a proven thermal protection while also offering superior air barrier properties. When considering different insulation types, however, it is beneficial to take note of the energy efficiency rating, pricing, durability and overall value.
Common Insulation types
The most common form of insulation is Fiberglass batts; unfortunately, with batts insulation, the air still leaks out of your home. All batt insulation needs to a correctly installed vapour barrier to prevent air movement. That means the top and bottom are sealed, and tuck tape covers any hole or seam. You have to take the time to seal all holes, cracks, and openings before placing your batts. Along with an inability to protect you from unwanted air flow, batts are useless against moisture and water damage.
Pest and Moisture Control
Fiberglass insulation and Cellulose insulation can both be torn apart by common pests, and these materials are often used for nesting by small rodents. Spray foam insulation is not considered a food source for any pest and the material is also not suitable for making nests. Spray foam is also inorganic, which prevents mould growth. It does not absorb moisture so it will not compress and lose its R-value. You do not have to worry about it sagging in your walls and leaving open spaces the way batt insulation can. Spray Foam has its vapour barrier, and it is not harmful to your indoor air quality once it is cured.
Air Sealing and Quality Performance
When applied by a professional contractor from Chase Insulation, you have some assurance that the work will be done correctly. Spray foam insulation can expand up to 100 times its size, making it possible to fill every available space for both air sealing and thermal insulation that performs all year round. Many spray foam products do not include harmful components that hurt the environment, making them safer to have installed.
Like Cellulose insulation, spray foam insulation is significantly more efficient than fiberglass and has a higher R-value. As the energy costs of heating and cooling continue to escalate, the demand for more efficient wall insulation becomes greater.