Capital Spray Foam Insulation — An Ottawa based Company
Capital Spray Foam Insulation is an Ottawa based company made up of a dedicated team of insulation installers that take great care in installing spray foam insulation. We use high quality spray foam to insulate your home to create a more comfortable living environment and increase energy efficiency for homes and businesses across the Greater Ottawa region.
Spray foam insulation has become one of the most commonly used products when it comes to insulating a building. A lot of research went into the development of this product and its increasing popularity can be attributed to its ease of use and effectiveness as an insulation solution. For individuals in Ottawa experiencing a rise in their energy utility bill or those who would like to lower their energy costs, investing in spray foam insulation can be a very wise decision.
Common Questions About Spray Foam Insulation
What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam is a plastic foam, which can be rigid. It is most commonly used as insulation and can be used in many different parts of the home such as attics, roofs, and exterior walls. It is able to expand and fills every gap and crack, which makes it a great air sealant.
Should I invest in spray foam insulation for my home?
Spray foam insulation can help lower future utility and energy costs. Spray foam will reduce the air leaks in your home, which will make your home much more energy efficient. The savings can vary depending on your home and energy usage but spray foam offers many more benefits that will make investment worth it.
What benefits does Spray Foam Insulation offer?
Spray foam will save you money on energy and utility costs by preventing air leakage. Preventing air leakage is the best way to increase energy efficiency and create a more comfortable home. Spray foam also prevents moisture infiltration, which will stop the growth of mold. Spray foam will help keep your quieter between rooms by acting as a sound barrier and can will increase the structural strength.
Will Spray Foam prevent mold?
Spray foam insulation prevents two of the main things in which mold needs to grow. Mold needs moisture and a food source to start growing. Spray foam prevents moisture infiltration and has no nutritional value for the mold so it is not able to grow.
Does Spray Foam Insulation qualify me for tax credits?
Adding spray foam to your home might help you qualify for tax credits or other price reductions. These tax reductions could help you save money that can offset the initial investment to have it installed. Check for local, state, and federal incentives.
Does Spray Foam leave odors in my home after it is applied?
Once the spray foam insulation is finished being applied and allowed to cure, you should not smell any odors if your home has proper ventilation. For additional information contact your insulation contractor.
What is the lifespan of Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam is extremely durable and will remain attached to the walls and will not deteriorate over time. Spray foam will last for many years and should last for the lifetime of your home.
How is my home’s energy efficiency improved with Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam is a great air barrier, which prevents air coming into the home from any cracks, gaps, or seams. This means that the HVAC unit does not need as much energy to cool or heat the home. Spray foam will help prevent air infiltration, which accounts for 40% of a home’s energy usage.
What are the differences between Open and Closed Cell Spray Foam?
Open and closed cell are the two main types of spray foam insulation. Closed cell has a higher R-value when compared to open cell and it also is much better at preventing moisture infiltration. Closed cell can resist water for a long time during a flood while open cell can withstand water for a short amount of time. Closed cell is stronger than open cell because it is denser and more rigid. Open cell is better at absorbing sound when compared to closed cell. Closed cell is more expensive because it takes more material to make it.
How is Spray Foam applied to my home?
Spray foam insulation is sprayed into the home by the trained insulation applicator. The spray foam is made by mixing two different components on site to make a chemical reaction in which it starts to create foam.
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