Spray foam insulation works better than loose fit.
On the market today, spray foam insulation Toronto is definitely becoming the most popular all across the continent. Thought it does have higher initial costs to install, it’s energy savings, super long life and far superior insulating abilities make it a very desirable route for many property owners across the board, as it saves you much more money in the end. It’s method of application is unique and this makes it stand out compared to other insulations. There are DIY kits out there and you can take a stab at it if you like, or you can go with a professional company. Like anything, some basic knowledge will help you understand and make a sound decision.
Polyurethane is what makes up the spray foam insulation.
Traditionally insulation has been made using fibreglass, polyurethane is better at getting into cracks and crevices, hence it is more efficient at blocking heat transfer from happening in your home. Spray foam can be used to get into peculiar crevices and odd shaped spaces like around pipes, windows and doors etc. This solution doesn’t only offer superior insulation that significantly reduces your energy bills, it also provides protection from pests and bugs, and depending on which type of insulation you use, it can also behave as a vapor barrier.
Another benefit to this wonder material, is that it is excellent at adhering to various types of surfaces, and unlike other materials it doesn’t chip away. It won’t shift, warp or shrink. It has a maintenance fee long life and mold rarely has a chance to develop as it does repel moisture.
Try and not over spray when using this material to insulate.
If you spray too much in different areas, you can cause the structural integrity to be compromised and risk collapse. When edging or spraying corners, you should pay extra attention to avoid a messy look. Though much excess of the material can be cut off after it cures, excessive protrusions may not completely be fixable.
It is vital you wear all the proper protective gear when you are spraying if you decide to go with a DIY kit. The chemicals involved can cause skin irritations as well as lung problems. During the installation you should have safety goggles, a jumpsuit and a breathing apparatus.
Though there are plenty of do it yourself kits out there on the market, it is highly recommended to go with a pro, especially when it’s such an investment as spray foam. If done properly, it will provide you and your family with comfort for years to come, and immediately significantly drop your energy bills. If you decide to do it yourself, no matter how much research you have done and how confident you are that you can do it properly, you don’t have the certification, training and experience to do the job with %100 confidence that it will be done effectively.