Spray Foam Insulation is the answer to your attic problems in Toronto
Attics rank among the largest energy loss by utility companies. According to the Canadian Department of Energy, losses in this part of the house can rise as high as 15% of the power bill, consuming valuable dollars that would be useful elsewhere.
However, this does not have to be the case because homeowners can convert the same space into a temperature regulator by applying attic insulation that together with air sealing and ventilation will help save valuable money. Insulated attics drastically increase energy efficiency because they reduce heat loss during winter and prevent heat gain during summer, making the house more comfortable.
There are several insulation techniques for this space including batts (fiberglass, cotton), blows (fiberglass, cellulose), sprays (open cell and closed cell) and many others. This article will focus on the spray, a recent invention that is increasingly replacing traditional insulation materials such as cellulose and fiberglass due to its efficiency.
Spray foam insulation is a mixture of Isocyanate and Polyol resin brought together in a spray gun to create foam that covers the target parts of the house such as wall cavities, roof tiles, walls floors and other areas.
As indicated above there are two types of; open and closed cell. The open cell type is popular for studio construction due to its noise reduction capabilities and the exposed nature of its constitutive cells that make it a poor insulator outdoors. The closed cell type makes for a good air and water barrier due to the compact nature of its constitutive cells that make it quite useful for outdoor insulation such as in roofing tiles
Interior attic insulation would work best with open cell spray insulation, which is more efficient when not exposed to the elements. It is also cheaper for homeowners who are looking at achieving results at cost effective rates. It works as a home temperature regulator by lowering the house’s thermal envelope to the ceiling level instead of at the rooftop. Contractors often apply the foam on the underside of the roof sheathing in the attic, and in other areas if necessary.
Spray foam insulation has a number of benefits that homeowners experience immediately contractors install it. First, is the overall comfort of the house. The occupants no longer experience the extreme colds of the winter or the balmy humidity of summer.
Second, the open cell variety enhances privacy through noise reduction. This is important especially in houses that have wooden walls, which are notorious for leaking sound.
Third, spray foam creates a reliable air barrier in this part of the house, ensuring energy consumption reduces immediately and cutting down the power bills. While windows and doors are rather difficult to regulate when it comes to energy losses, homeowners can insulate walls and attics, improving on energy efficiency.
Fourth, the closed cell variety enhances vapor and moisture control, reducing decay and mold growth on surfaces, a problem that could undermine the house structure.
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Properly installed spray foam installation creates some of the most energy efficient and comfortable homes. Considering the subsequent utility bill savings, it would not be a stretch to say that it is the best way to conduct an attic makeover.