Van Island Insulation
Spray Foam Insulation
With the traditional blown in Insulation there might be too little or too much insulation in the attic, so at Van Island Insulation, we’re committed to working with you and your budget to ensure you have the appropriate amount of insulation to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Our spray foam insulation contractors are skilled at achieving maximum application with seamless coverage. Closed cell spray foam insulation will take up little space while achieving the maximum r-value for your home.
When you rely on our skilled team of installers, whether your attic is finished or unfinished, you can relax knowing that the spray foam insulation installation will be done correctly and properly.
It is well known that a significant portion of heat loss from residential structures occurs in the basement. More and more, home owners are choosing to use spray foam insulation to prevent this transmission of energy. With its unbeatable r-value, spray foam insulation will keep your space comfortable and save on heating costs. The other significant benefit to applying spray foam in the basement is that it is a permanent solution. While other insulation often need to be replaced with time, spray foam will not so that you can ensure the job is only done once. An area that we notice gets overlooked at times is making sure your contractor applies spray foam to the basement ceiling joists. Through the ceiling joists a lot of insects and heat can travel. Making sure to apply spray foam around the rim joists is key to lasting comfort.
Basement insulation is an important factor in comfort and cost savings. Investing into the right type of spray foam is key to achieving these variables. We do a lot of basement spray foam for customers on Vancouver Island. Call us today for an appointment
Crawl Space Insulation
A crawl space is an open area under your floor. Often, cold air will enter the home through these un-insulated areas leaving your floors cool and uncomfortable. Spray foam insulation for crawl spaces will protect your home from unnecessary heat loss and increase the overall comfort. Crawl space insulation is also a great way to keep out rats, mold, and earth gases which can enter your house through crawl spaces. You and your family may experience hassles and health risks as a result of this. In order to keep your crawl area sealed and keep pests out of your house, use the correct insulators. Consider too that we do spray foam insulation crawl spaces with dirt floors. When your crawl space does not have anything protecting the home from the earth’s moisture and elements, you are at risk of moisture build up, and other environmental factors.
So, If you want to spray foam a crawl space, please give us a call! We have extensive experience applying spray insulation in crawl space areas such as yours. We can give you a crawl space insulation cost and help to educate you on the many benefits of spray foam insulation for crawl spaces at your convenience.
In addition to being adequately insulated, a dry garage will have less of a chance of developing mold. The insulation will maintain the home’s temperatures close to what you are accustomed to, no matter the season.
Garage insulation is a choice more and more home owners are choosing to have installed as it extends your homes living area. Having a warm garage in the winter means that you can expand the area into a work space, improve storage conditions, keep moisture out, and increase the structural integrity of your home. Call us to discuss your garage spray foam options.
Spray foam insulation can be applied to unfinished walls & ceilings seamlessly. If you are renovating or building a new home or addition, it is the perfect time to apply spray foam insulation. Spray Insulation will increase the warmth of the room or home by offering the maximum R-value for a residential dwelling.
Wall insulation will also increase the sound barrier between rooms and bring about a more private and enjoyable environment.
Ceiling spray foam insulation is an excellent way to keep warmth inside your home and individual rooms. As well; if there is a floor above the ceiling then spray foam ceiling insulation will increase the warmth of the floor above. Spray foaming a ceiling will add to the overall comfort of your home, while also reducing energy costs. It is a long lasting solution to cold floors and heat loss. A lot of people choose to spray foam their attic ceiling to prevent warm air from escaping.
An area of great importance for spray foam application is around the rim and floor joists, which are accessed through the ceiling in some cases. spray foam for joist ends is an effective way to decrease heat flow through vulnerable areas. When doing any home renovation, making sure that your contractor pay attention to applying spray foam around the rim joists will make a huge difference in your interior comfort after the job is complete.
Whether you want to spray foam a cathedral ceiling, spray foam an attic ceiling, spray foam a roof ceiling, spray foam a basement ceiling or any other ceiling spray foam job, we have you covered. We are experienced in all ceiling spray foam application.
Insulation Frequently Asked Questions
What is insulation?
Insulation will protect your home from the cold in the winter and the excess heat in the summer, allowing you to maintain the correct temperature inside all year round.
Additionally helpful in lowering noise pollution is insulation. A house with good insulation will consume relatively little additional energy for heating and cooling. We are capable of providing insulation to new constructions or remodeling existing properties, both internally and outside.
What is the most effective type of insulation?
The most energy-efficient wall insulation is spray-on insulation with closed cells.
In comparison to other insulation solutions, applications can achieve R-values that are substantially greater per inch of thickness, up to R-6.2 per square inch (approximately R-34 on a 26 wall).
Compared to closed-cell spray foam, open-cell spray foam is less expensive and has greater insulating qualities, but it doesn’t often offer as much insulation. .
What is the most common insulation?
Fiberglass is by far the greatest insulating material available for use in homes, especially in hot areas.
This is why:
Fiberglass cannot grow mold or mildew, making fiberglass insulation safe for homes in humid regions like the southeast.
Fiberglass insulation is fire-retardant, making it a perfect choice for homes in dry climates and places prone to fire.
increase in air quality .
How do you insulate an cold indoor wall?
Insulating internal walls can be accomplished in two ways: by attaching rigid insulation boards to the wall or by erecting a stud wall with insulation material like mineral wool. Insulation inside walls is typically less expensive to install than external wall insulation since exterior wall insulation is trickier to install, needs specialized knowledge, along with scaffolding, cranes, etc., all of which can add significantly to the cost of the project.
Can I have too much insulation?
Yes, your home may become so over-insulated that does not breathe. The goal of home insulation is to completely seal the inside of your house. However, moisture can become trapped inside those layers if it is too securely sealed with too much insulation.
At that point, mold is at risk of developing. There is a proper technique to insulate your home and a proper amount of insulation therefore having an insulation specialist like ourselves inspect and determine the exact amount is the best thing you can do for the health and safety of your home or business.
Is it best to insulate a ceiling or walls?
Always choose the attic when choosing between wall and attic insulation.
Here you will be able to minimize heat loss and reduce your energy costs. You might save up to 50% on energy if you prevented solar gain (an increase in heat) and natural convection heat loss from the attic. Keep in mind that energy generally is lost through your home’s roof due to a lack of insulation, and the larger the home the greater the potential energy loss.
Does insulation harm your lungs?
Ultimately there is a risk to individuals who handle or are exposed to certain types of insulation as they may breathe in very small pieces of glass or be exposed to asbestos fibers. These pieces may eventually lodge in someone’s lungs and cause respiratory problems.
Additionally, exposure to fiberglass can irritate the skin and eyes, making them scratchy. If your insulation contains asbestos fibers (depending on its age and composition) it may also be cancer-causing.
Wearing or handling such insulation will put ones health at risk since the fibers can contaminate tissue all over the body and grow of cancerous cells.
Why do my walls feel cold in the winter?
Your home’s flooring, ceilings, and walls should all be warm and dry to the touch.
A home’s drywall and panelling feeling damp or chilly is a telltale sign that there is insufficient insulation.
A home’s insulation, on the other hand, keeps warm air inside, thus touching an exterior wall should feel cold. Even when it’s chilly outside, some homes’ outside walls may feel warm to the touch. This is due to the possibility that the house was purposefully over-insulated to make it more energy-efficient, which is bad news for the house as a whole because it suggests there wasn’t enough insulation installed.