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Make It Better

Face it. Living in Ontario, half of our year is going to be freezing cold and the other half can get really hot. Insulation is one of the biggest influencers on both our comfort and our energy bills. You can reduce both your AC and Heating so that you can save money on monthly bills.  If you’ve been struggling through our Canadian winters in your home, or sweating it out through the summer it may be time to improve your insulation. 

Where am I losing heat?

There are many areas of your home that could be causing your issues, and because of our application methods, spray foam can be used to solve any of them.

  • Basement Walls and Floors
  • Large Cracks around Walls, Doors and Windows
  • Frame Walls
  • Attic Holes that accommodate ducts, pipes and vents
  • Chimney
  • Roof
  • Rim Joists
  • Ceiling

Spray Foam For Rim Joists

Fiberglass is commonly used to insulate this area of the home because it is easy to place between floor joists but moisture can condense behind the fiberglass if there is not a proper moisture barrier. This isn't a problem with spray foam insulation because it  expands to fill and seal air leaks, and provide a moisture barrier. This prevents the moisture from gathering on the rim joist and protects your home from dangerous mold and structural damage.


Why Improve Rim Joist Insulation?

One of the best ways to improve your home's energy efficiency is to ensure that you have properly insulated rim joists. The rim joist is where the foundation meets the exterior wall just above ground level. If it is not insulated, the only thing standing between you and the outside air is one piece of wood. But it's not just air that can get in! Allergens, insects, dust, moisture, and mold spore can sneak into your home through the cracks in your rim joists. Fiberglass can't stop any of these things from getting in. That's why we suggest you upgrade to sprayfoam.

Attic Top-Ups

You might be losing heat through your attic. If you are don't worry, there is a solution. The most common insulation for an attic top-up is Cellulose. Cellulose is a mixture of recycled newspaper and wood that is typically treated with a chemical that provides both fire and pest resistance. The R-value (thermal resistance) for cellulose insulation is estimated at R3.5 for every inch of thickness. It's quick and effective, but because of that recycling we mentioned it's also great for the environment. According to the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers Association, if you insulated a 1500 square foot home with this material, it would equal the amount of newspapers read by one person over a period of 40 years. That's a lot of paper that isn't going to landfills.  

Basement Upgrades

You may be putting away money to finish that basement, but you could be putting away even more if it wasn't costing you so much on your energy and heating bills. Unfinished basement walls and floors are one of the biggest challenges when it comes to controlling the temperature of your home. With spray foam we can provide a quick and highly effective solution to start saving you money and increase you r comfort right away. If you'd like to know more about the benefits of spray foam insulation, visit our spray foam page through the link below.