Spray Foam Insulation Brampton
One of the insulation options we provide our customers with in Brampton is spray foam. Choosing spray foam insulation for your home or business in Brampton is ideal if you’re trying to save on energy costs.
While many people think of fibreglass or mineral wool rolls and batts, spray foam insulation is a versatile and effective alternative that has been around for decades. Spray Foam Insulation is gaining popularity in Brampton, our customers are requesting this product to be installed in their houses and buildings on a regular basis.
This type of insulation has the highest r-value of all the various types of insulation which is why it has gained in popularity. We can teach you about spray foam insulation and give you a free quote.
What is Spray Foam
As the name implies, this insulation starts as a spray foam that usually expands 30 to 60 times its original size once it dries and hardens. Some types expand even more. Sometimes nicknamed sprayed insulation or foaming insulation, it quickly seals wherever it’s sprayed and creates an air seal and layer of insulation that will regulate your home’s temperature. Spray foam insulation comes in two forms: open-cell and closed-cell.
Open-cell foam is a softer, low-density material that is most often used for interior insulation inside wall cavities, attics, basements and other areas. The open-cell structure allows for some moisture permeability, but that’s good because it manages moisture and overall temperature.
Closed-cell spray foam is more rigid and usually made from medium-density material, but there are high-density versions available as well. This is best for exterior use and it rejects moisture. It’s even acknowledged as a flood-resistant material. When properly used in conjunction with open-cell foam, the two work wonders together at maintaining your home’s temperature.
How We Install Spray Foam
Each type of spray foam is slightly different in terms of installation, but they all follow the same basic steps. Spray foam is a two-part liquid and each part is kept separate until it’s time for installation. A licensed professional will properly mix the parts and then apply it to the desired surface.
The two parts largely depend on what type of foam is being used, but it’s commonly one part resin and one part isocyanate. Using a special spray gun with a heated hose, the substances will be combined and simultaneously sprayed onto the wall or surface. The spray must be even and it’s important to remember that the foam will greatly expand as it dries. Some foams expand up to 30 to 60 times their original size while others expand 40 to 100 times their original size.
Where We Can Install Spray Foam Insulation
Since this is a liquid foam that can be sprayed and it easily wraps around every angle and corner, spray foam insulation is ideal for some projects that standard fibreglass insulation isn’t suitable for.
The most obvious projects would be attic floors and roofs. The entire attic can be insulated quickly and efficiently to ensure proper temperature regulation. You can either insulate your attic with spray foam to create a closed system or ventilated system with relative simplicity.
Open Walls and Ceilings
Open walls are also very common for this type of insulation. Whether the opening is small, large or irregular in any way, this insulation can quickly fill and seal the area. Ceilings are also a great place for spray foam to be installed. Whether it is the underside of a crawl space or the roof of a garage where there is a room above it spray foam can work wonders.
Material Components of Spray Foam
Spray foam insulation can be made from many different materials. Each material has its own properties and benefits. Here are some of the most common and effective spray foams available: