A Versatile Weatherproofing Material With Unconventional Uses
Kevin Boschee, owner of Beyond Foam Insulation is a Foam Master; we had a little chat about insulating your home down at Home Expo. As I found out, because of the versatility of expanding spray foam insulation, you can insulate just about anything including spraying under your bathtub or hot tub to keep the heat in and even spraying your internal bathroom walls to provide a type of sound proofing.
Spray foam for those unfamiliar with it is an expanding insulating foam that is environmentally friendly and also more energy efficient than regular fibreglass insulating foam because it is sprayed into every nook and cranny where it expands and forms an airtight seal that never sags to create gaps in your insulation.
This is good news for the homeowner because spray foam can dramatically reduce your heating cost and with many government grants available for those wishing to make their homes more energy efficient, these grants can significantly reimburse the cost of the spray foam insulation upgrade with this eco friendly solution.
Eliminate Energy Robbing Gaps and Sagging
Like many of us who don’t know the difference, you may be asking yourself, so what is the big deal? Why should we switch to spray foam insulation? Well for starters it’s endorsed by Mike Holmes of Holmes on Homes a home improvement show on HGTV that exposes the shoddy construction of irrefutable builders and contractors.
Here is a quote by Mike taken off the Beyond Foam site, “It was very clear after using WALLTITE ECO a couple times that it was the best possible insulation on the market no question,” says Mike Holmes. “As a spray foam WALLTITE ECO covers everything so there is no potential for cold spots, gaps, voids or settling… Consider the long-term savings in energy efficiency and longevity. You know if he associates his name with this product, it has to be good.
Keep Airborne Allergens Out of Your Home
And given the soaring costs of energy, reducing your homes energy consumption can only be a good thing. Another benefit of upgrading to spray foam insulation is the fact that it creates an effective air barrier in your home so, dust, pollen and other air borne pollutants are kept at bay.
This is great for those allergy sufferers since it not only makes your home more comfortable, it also maintains a consistent temperature throughout your residence. Spray foam insulation is also mold resistant unlike regular fibreglass insulation that can absorb water resulting in a breeding ground for mold spores.
Added Benefit of Sound Proofing Your Residence
Because spray foam insulation fills every nook and cranny in your walls and ceilings, it provides a sound barrier not only to insulate sound pollution from the outside world but also sounds filtering throughout your home for a quieter home.
Believe it or not, when spray foam is applied between wall studs, it gives your homes overall infrastructure extra support and helps in the long term preservation of your home, making your house stronger.
These are a couple of the benefits of upgrading your insulation to spray foam insulation. The bottom line is you waste less energy heating your home and you will probably recover your costs within approximately six years through energy savings and the amount you save will multiply as energy costs swell over time.
If you are interested in finding out more about spray foam insulation then contact:
Beyond Foam Insulation
8027 Huntington St. NE
Calgary, Alberta T2K 5B8
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