Spray Foam Insulation: The Facts
We are homeowners just like you and understand how important it is to do whatever we can to offset rising energy costs at home. This is where one of spray foam’s biggest advantages comes in: it is the most energy efficient, eco-friendly and innovative technology available on the market today.
Because it also has one of the highest R-Values per inch of any insulation material, it promotes the elimination of heat loss through cracks, seams, joints and gaps, which results in a more comfortable building structure as well as reduced energy costs, for the entire life of the home or building.
Some of the other benefits include:
A noticeable decrease in dust and air pollutants resulting in improved air quality
A reduction of energy consumption through your heating and air conditioning units without any decrease in comfort.
Provides its own vapour barrier, resulting in not having to add a layer of plastic over top, like you would with batts of traditional fibreglass insulation.
An effective return on investment
Spray foam is the only method of residential insulation that provides a tangible, and noticeable return on investment (ROI). You can see the average ROI on your entire home in spray foam, with an average $15,000 initial spend, in five to seven years through your energy savings.
What type of insulation is best for my basement project?
At Armour Shield Insulation we will always give you our honest and professional opinion on what product and service will help you achieve the greatest renovation or building project possible.
Some of the most important things to consider include:
The R-Value – the measure of the insulation value in a given area
The ability to deter air movement
- Act as a fire/ vapour barrier
We encourage our customers to use our two-pound closed cell spray foam in their basement projects because of all of the places in the home, basements are the most common areas to get wet. This spray foam does not absorb moisture, which acts as mould prevention in areas where moisture is a concern – including basements and crawlspaces.
We understand that making a decision such as how and with whom you are going to insulate your home can be confusing. This is why we have put together our FAQ section, with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive.
Maybe we have used a word or phrase that you don’t completely understand? Our Glossary of commonly used terms can help clarify some of this confusion too!
But don’t worry if you still have questions. We are always happy to hear from our clients and potential clients to answer any spray foam insulation questions you may have – simply fill out our contact form below and we will happily get back to you as soon as we can.