Category Archives: Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation VS. Other Insulation Products

Spray foam insulation, also known throughout the industry as polyurethane foam, is regarded as the biggest advancement in energy efficient insulation in recent years.  It’s a state-of-the-art technology that delivers significant energy savings throughout the year, while providing an indoor living environment that is comfortable, quiet and healthy.  Indeed, more and more professional contractors are realizing that no other product can deliver the kind of benefits that spray foam insulation delivers. Continue reading

Getting a Better Understanding of Product Marketing Claims

When it comes to spray insulation, marketing terms like “green” or “eco-friendly” or “bio-based” can be more confusing than explanatory.  The fact that this terminology has become marketing jargon rather than explicit product descriptions is already problematic.  Rather than get shrouded in all of the marketing claims, its best to gain a good understanding of what it all means – after all, in the end, its about being an educated and informed consumer, and very much so with spray foam insulation. Continue reading

Why You Should Insulate Your Attic?

In Canada, heating a home in the winter, and cooling a home in summer can be an expensive proposition – unfortunately, we live in a climate of extremes.  And while its true that heating and cooling costs can be moderated by adjusting the thermostat, proper insulation is a much better option, both in terms of cost savings and home comfort.  Indeed, properly insulating the attic is one of the most effective ways to keep energy consumption in check and energy costs down.  Industry statistics show that a well-insulated attic can save 10 – 50% on energy bills. Continue reading

How Does Spray Foam Insulation Actually Work?

Spray foam insulation is known in the industry as Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) or just plain Polyurethane Foam, and except for the specific brand name products, it’s the same.  Without getting too technical, the spray foam product is mixed at the jobsite, and is basically a chemical reaction that results in the formation of thick liquid foam.  When sprayed out of special application equipment, the foam expands quickly, and hardens into a super-dense blanket that covers everything completely. Continue reading