Spray Foam Insulation Services
Van Island Insulation knows that spray foam insulation is a kind of insulation that is both highly effective and cost-efficient, and it offers a variety of advantages to residential and commercial property owners. Insulation spray foam with open cells is more cost-effective than insulation spray foam with closed cells, making it an excellent choice for people looking to reduce their expenses to a minimum. Because open cell spray foam is also breathable, enabling improved air quality and providing greater moisture control. This particular form of spray foam insulation also contributes to the structural integrity of a structure, which is one of the reasons why it is such a popular option for insulating crawl spaces, rim joists, and attics in addition to walls.
On the other hand, closed cell spray foam insulation has a high R-value, offering superior insulation and improving a building’s overall energy efficiency. Because this form of spray foam insulation is resistant to water, it is an excellent choice for usage in locations that experience high levels of humidity. Insulating a building’s basement, external walls, and roof using closed-cell spray foam is innovative because of its added strength and stability, making it an excellent choice for these applications.
Benefits and Uses
Benefits of Open Cell Spray Foam
- More affordable compared to closed cell spray foam
- Breathable, allowing for better air quality and moisture control
- Adds structural stability to a building
- Attic and wall insulation
- Crawl space insulation
- Rim joist insulation
Benefits of Closed Cell Spray Foam
- High R-value, providing excellent insulation and energy efficiency
- Water-resistant, making it ideal for use in high humidity areas
- Adds structural stability to a building
- Basement insulation
- Exterior wall insulation
- Roof insulation
|Open Cell Spray Foam||Closed Cell Spray Foam|
|Adds stability||Adds strength|
|Attic/Wall insulation||Basement/Roof insulation|
|Crawl space insulation||Exterior wall insulation|
|Rim joist insulation|
Closed Cell Foam Spray 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.