We’re proud to be amongst the top-rated spray foam insulation contractors in the Windsor area fitting the latest in home insulation technology. Our fully licensed spray foam insulation experts will help you to lower your energy costs and your carbon footprint with our specialty spray foam insulation products.
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Spray Foam Insulation is a newcomer as far as insulation products go, but it’s really causing a stir in the industry thanks to its many amazing properties. We’re going to take some time to tell you all about this great home improvement product that is changing lives for the better in Windsor Ontario.
A Brief Introduction to Spray Foam Insulation Products
Spray foam insulation, such as that used in homes and businesses all over Windsor Ontario, is comprised of a special polyurethane, or PU foam. It is available in two types, open cell, and closed cell; both offer their own benefits and drawbacks, but the preferred type used by Eco Insulation Windsor is closed cell (for reasons we’ll explain!). Homes fitted with our spray foam insulation experience superior heat transfer resistance to any home fitted with batt sheets, blown fibre, or cellulose insulation products. It is made up of two components, known in the trade as side A and side B. The equipment used in applying spray foam insulation draws up the two components in separate hoses to the mixing chamber, and from there it is ejected through a nozzle. After it contacts a surface, it begins to quickly expand, in fact, it expands to between 20 and 30 times its liquid volume
Why You Should Only use Professional Insulation Installers to Install Your Spray Foam Insulation
You may have had previous experience in installing your home insulation, and if so, it was most likely with Batt sheets, which by all accounts, are relatively easy for anyone to fit (although we still recommend having a contractor take care of this), but chances are, you’ve never gotten hands-on with a spray foam insulation product – and for good reason. According to the Canadian National Building Code, this type of insulation can only be installed by a licensed contractor carrying a valid photo identification certifying that the individual has been trained with the product. Anyone attempting to install spray foam insulation as a do it yourself job could face some serious issues, including:
- The individual components of closed cell polyurethane spray foam are highly toxic until mixed and cured. Anyone looking to try and save money by taking on this task by themselves might find themselves in danger of some serious health risks. If the mixture is not blended correctly, it may remain dangerous even after installation. We just want to assure you, that if the product is installed correctly, once cured, it is completely inert, and is no longer dangerous at all.
- If you attempt to install the product on your own and have never taken on a job like it before, remember that this is an expensive material. If you don’t apply correctly, it can leave a huge mess, which can be nigh on impossible to clean up! Don’t take a chance on this, and have a pro take care of this job for you.
- If you don’t apply the product correctly, you’ll completely negate the properties of spray foam insulation that make it the best material on the insulation market. Air gaps will allow heat transfer and this makes your home inefficient.
Why is Spray Foam Insulation So Highly Regarded?
When talking about any type of home insulation product, you’re going to hear the phrase ‘R-Value’; without getting too technical, an insulating material’s R-Value is a measure of its ability to resist the transfer of conductive heat from one side to the other. Depending on where your home is (geographically speaking), you will have a different set of recommendations when it comes to how insulated your property should be. Windsor Ontario homes are recommended to be insulated to an R-Value of between R 38 and R 60. To give you an indication as to the effectiveness of spray foam insulation over, let’s say, Batt sheets; spray foam insulation as applied by Eco Insulation has an R-value of R 6 per inch of foam, whereas Batt sheets are good for around R 2 per inch of sheet. To insulate to the Windsor, Ontario minimum recommended value of R 38, you’d need around 19 inches depth of Batt sheets, vs. approx. 6 inches depth of closed cell PU spray foam insulation – that’s a huge difference, and really sheds a light on the incredible efficiency of spray foam insulation in Windsor Ontario.
The benefits of spray foam insulation don’t stop there; you can think of this product as a long term investment for your home. It boasts a huge service life, with experts estimating it to remain efficient as an insulator for 80 plus years – no other insulation product can claim this, with between 10 and 20 years being typical for those others, in fact, other materials begin losing effectiveness from the very moment they are installed, right up until they are replaced. Your insulation upgrade will begin to pay for itself from day one, with better insulation comes less stress on your heating system in the winter, and less work for your air conditioning in the summer; reduced heat loss in cold weather, and reduced heat ingress when it’s warm mean a more comfortable climate and much lower energy bills!
The other benefit of this is that your reduced energy use means you’re going to have a lower impact on the environment; so, it really is a win-win! It’s also worth pointing out that due to the extreme service life of spray foam insulation, you won’t be replacing fibre glass insulation products every 10-20 years, which in turn means less of this non-recyclable material ends up in landfill. Of course, the more people that make the switch, the bigger the positive impact to the environment, so what are you waiting for? Join the green insulation revolution today!
Going green has some financial benefits too, because of the environmentally friendly properties of spray foam insulation, you may just qualify for some of the excellent home renovation incentives and rebates available in Windsor Ontario – Ask your friendly Eco Insulation Windsor spray foam contractors for more information about these excellent money saving programs.
Additionally, when properly applied, closed cell PU spray foam insulation in Windsor Ontario actually increases the racking strength of your home by up to 250%! This can give you real peace of mind in the event of a major snowfall.
Of course, it’s no secret that Spray Foam Insulation Windsor Ontario is a hot product, and as it’s such a desirable feature, it can actually add some serious value to your home, so should you ever move to a new property, be sure to highlight to potential buyers that you had spray foam insulation from Eco Insulation Windsor.
The insulation benefits of spray foam don’t stop at heat insulation – did you know that this wonder product also offers vastly superior sound insulation too? This could be ideal if you live near a major road as ambient noise from outside is very well dampened.
Eco Insulation Windsor Ontario knows that the primary reason that people switch to spray foam insulation products is that it offers unparalleled consistency in regulating your home’s temperature; you’ll find that you don’t get hot and cold spots, and every room will remain at the comfortable temperature you set, no matter the weather.
We offer every client, both potential and returning a free, in-home consultation to help you assess your insulation needs. Our trained and licensed insulation contractors can perform a full inspection of your current situation, and guide you towards energy bill savings for life. Contact us today for your complimentary estimate! Our services aren’t limited to remodeling and retrofitting; if you’re planning to build a new home, we’ll gladly show you how we can get you the gold standard of domestic insulation for your new build. Eco Insulation is happy to share references and testimonials from happy customers, and we hope to add you to that list of satisfied clients soon.