Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation in the greater Toronto area impacts both conduction and convection, which are the main factors in a home’s comfort. Traditional fiberglass and cellulose insulation do a great job of blocking the transfer of heat into the living space but are less effective in resisting the flow of heat out. Spray foam is more like a windbreaker, stopping the flow of hot air out of your home in winter and cool air in the summer.

Spray Foam is a more expensive option than fiberglass but it also offers a much higher performance. This increased efficiency reduces energy costs and significantly cuts greenhouse gas emissions. For homeowners who are concerned about costs, they can choose to combine the spray foam with more affordable fiberglass batt insulation. This will save on labor and installation costs.

The Science Behind Spray Foam Insulation: How It Creates a Tight Seal

Several home improvement retailers sell do-it-yourself kits for spray foam insulation. However, it is best to hire a professional contractor for projects of a larger scope. This is because improper application of the spray foam can cause moisture damage and toxic mold which can cost tens of thousands of dollars to remediate and repair.

It is also important to note that if the homeowner decides to do the work themselves they need to understand that the product contains two chemicals that are volatile and must be used with gloves, goggles, and a respirator mask. If the chemicals are not handled correctly, they can be toxic to the homeowner and other occupants of the property as well as the installers.

Efficiency Spray foam Insulation Ltd.

2300 Yonge St Ste. 1600, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4, Canada
(647) 250-1484