Spray Foam Insulation
We make your Ottawa home and business safer, comfortable & energy efficient through Spray Foam Insulation.
Safety For Your Family
Improves air quality by reducing harmful molds and dust making breathing and sleep easier
Better Healthier Workplaces
Improves air quality and energy efficiency in the workplace
A cost effective environmentally friendly alternative to traditional batt, fiber insulations like fiberglass or cellulose
Saving you money every month on your bills
Your search for a Spray Foam Insulator in Ottawa, Ontario is over!
Finding the right spray foam insulation company to insulate your home or business can be a daunting task. Your search for a spray for insulation company in Ottawa that you can trust is over. We are experienced in all aspects of spray foam building insulation to keep your heat inside when it’s cold and and the air conditioning in when it’s hot out!
In addition to giving you a more comfortable home or business, our foam insulation has several benefits such as:
- Stopping air and moisture infiltration
- Strengthening the building structure
- Saving on energy costs
- Keeping dust and pollen out
- Permanent insulation that will not sag
- Reducing capacity requirements for maintenance and wear of HVAC equipment
Spray foam insulation is a great choice for your home insulating needs. It will not only seal your home from air and moisture intrusion but it will also protect your family’s health from any airborne pollutants and allergens. So why not give it a try, and experience the comfort it provides to your home, to you, and to your family. Contact us today for a free quote and see how we can improve your home or business!
What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam insulation is a type of building insulation which can be used in walls, attics, crawlspaces, ceilings as well as other parts of the building. It serves as an alternative to traditional building insulation such as fiberglass. It insulates against extreme weather conditions, keeping the heat inside when the weather is cold outside and the hot air outside when weather is warmer. It also protects from harmful elements of the environment such as pests, dust and mold. This type of insulation comes in spray cans and is composed of resin and certain chemicals, such as polyurethane or other isocyanates. The chemicals and resin creates foam when sprayed onto concrete slabs, roof tiles, wall cavities, or through holes drilled in into a cavity of a finished wall. This foam will then expand and solidifies in place. Spray foam insulation is not a residential insulation solution but has tremendous benefits for commercial applications in a business.
As said above, when the foam insulation is sprayed, it will coat the surface and quickly expands as it solidifies. The foam dries quickly which will then provide insulation that is relatively permanent and will not sag. If in any case the foam expands beyond the desired area, the excess insulation can always be trimmed or cut away to the desired size.
When sprayed, spray foam insulation can be somewhat dangerous to people. The particles can get in to the eyes, on the skin or can even be inhaled through the mouth and nose if proper safety equipment and clothing are not worn. It can cause rashes or inflammation on the skin as well as irritate the eyes and the respiratory system because of its strong chemicals. If you decide to use spray foam insulation, our professional insulators will wear safety goggles, gloves, a breathing mask, as well as long sleeves and long pants for their own safety. During installation it is not required that you leave your home or business.
Types of Spray Foam Insulation
Money is important to you more than the electrical utility company does. That’ the point of having a well-insulated house. It doesn’t just keep you comfortable no matter what the weather or season is, but it also makes you save more of your heating and cooling dollars.
Houses long ago were poorly insulated, sawdust were used first then later on with vermiculite – these are little absorbent pebbles that look like kitty litter and every so often, when it’s wet, acted like it as well. And then modern building technology introduced cellulose, fiberglass batts and Styrofoam. Each of these reliable performers has a place in certain applications. But there is a new comer on the block that’s been making a grand entrance, Spray Foam Insulation. It does the job better than other choices available. It has better insulating power, resists any insects and mold, and the good thing about it is that it also works on areas where other insulation doesn’t.
Spray foam insulation product, no matter how it is applied, can be classified into two different types: Open-Cell and Closed-Cell category.
OPEN-CELL FOAM INSULATION
– This type of foam is soft or weak because the cells are not completely closed, it’s as if it were made of broken balloons or a soft rubber balls. This type of foam is less expensive due to the fact that it uses fewer chemicals. Though it does not provide any type of water vapor barrier, it is a very good air barrier, nonetheless. It has a sponge-like appearance and is often used for interior walls because it provides sound reduction by damping the movement of an existing insulation. Open cell foam insulation is not recommended for outdoor applications.
open-cell foam insulation is typically applied: residential construction insulation, for sound deadening in media rooms, under roof trusses, etc.
CLOSED-CELL FOAM INSULATION
– Closed-cell foam insulation is much more dense type of foam than open cell. Its cell structure is smaller and more compact. It is a good barrier for both air and water vapor. It is also often used in roofing projects or other outdoor applications, but it can be used anywhere in the home. Closed-cell expands a little more slowly compared to open-cell which expands and cures quickly, causing the tiny cells to expand so fast which results in a soft, slightly spongy insulation that I more moisture-permeable than that of a closed-cell. Though it is a superior insulating product commonly used in residential constructions, closed-cell foam is also used in a variety of commercial and industrial applications because of its excellent strength and insulating properties as well as having good vapor barriers qualities.