Spray Foam Insulation in Parry Sound
For insulation professionals across the country, spray foam insulation is regarded to be the best product compared to anything that’s available. It’s also referred to as polyurethane foam, and is simply a better insulation product than the others. Spray foam does a better job of sealing up an area; it delivers a better R-value rating than any of the other products; and it actually adds structural strength in the area where it is applied. Great Northern Insulation recommends spray foam insulation primarily because there is nothing better for the job.
Industry statistics support the claims. When compared with the various insulation products on the market today, the spray foam product is at the top. If you are in the process of shopping for an insulation product and will be considering spray foam insulation in Parry Sound, the team at Great Northern Insulation is worth considering. We are a reliable, reputable contractor with a simple and straightforward installation approach: sealing tight and ventilating right. For us, sealing tightly and ventilating properly is a complete job, and any other way is incomplete.
We seem to hear the same question from house builders, contractors, and homeowners. They all want to know whether the spray foam product is necessary for their insulating project. And our answer is typically the same each time. We contend that the spray foam product, when it is an integral part of a total “insulation system”, is the best option amongst them all. Installation results have shown that a number of problem areas are addressed simultaneously: high heat and cool costs; imbalanced heat and cool cycles; and poor HVAC performance.
For the professionals, spray foam is the ultimate product. It is ideal for use in the larger spaces like the attic, the roof, and inside the walls. Conventionally, the spray foam product is applied with a special nozzle attachment, and sprays out as a thick liquid at first. The various compounds expand as they are sprayed, and then harden into a layer of insulation that is dense and impervious. The layer of foam is impermeable to air and moisture and covers an entire area completely (including all of the hard-to-reach areas).
Using the spray foam product will eliminate the usual requirement for a vapor barrier. This is because the applied dense foam layer is impermeable to moisture. But beyond that, there are other measurable benefits: in general, energy efficiency is improved; as well, indoor air quality is improved because air circulation is enhanced; and finally, the HVAC system starts to operate at maximum potential. Even more, with the actual building “breathing properly”, the whole system is better balanced, with lower utility bills proving the efficacy of the product.
As for the installation of spray foam, Great Northern Insulation is a leader in the region. Our installation teams are well trained, proficient in their field, and embrace years of experience and expertise. Our people always follow the industry guidelines, the applicable construction and building codes, as well as the local by-laws. And everything is installed according to each manufacturer’s specifications and instructions. At GNI, we stand behind everything we sell and install, and provide appropriate warrantees to support the products and the work we do.
Great Northern Insulation does it right - the first time. This is an approach that applies equally to every job that we take on, regardless of size. We do the utmost to understand each job, and the challenges that are presented in each scenario. We recommend the right product for the job – the one that best suits the project. And because we know the business, we will usually discourage a customer from turning a spray foam installation project into a DIY job. This is a job for an expert - someone who fully understands the product and the installation.
In the 1960s, when spray foam was being developed, it was used for industrial applications. It proved itself as an excellent insulator for use inside freezers and coolers, and delivered the desired results. Over the years, the product has been improved and has turned out to be the superb insulation product we install today. Industry professionals all agree that the spray foam product is the ultimate insulation product, especially for large cavities like the attic and roof. A good application seals, insulates, and covers areas that no other product can accommodate.
The experts at Great Northern Insulation recommend the spray foam product for new home construction, retrofits, and renovations (both residential and commercial). Not to be forgotten, a proper installation is always a requirement. No product will perform to its full potential if it is not installed properly. That’s why GNI installers are trained experts who are licensed and certified. Our installers prepare the work area properly; they use protective equipment and appropriate safety gear; and they safeguard occupants while the installation takes place.
According to international industry statistics, popularity of spray foam insulation has grown exponentially. Growth has been about 40% a year during the last decade, showing how popular the product has become across the board. The thing is, spray foam has proven itself with many positive results: reduction of heating/cooling costs throughout the premises; excellent R-values in the installation area; and complete resistance to air and moisture movement. It’s also true that a home with spray foam insulation delivers a higher resale price than a home without.
Regarding cost, the spray foam product is more expensive when compared to some of the other insulation products. However, the cost-benefit equation makes the initial expense worthwhile. As consumers, we really do get what we pay for, and spray foam is truly a premium product. A good installation lasts a lifetime; does not need replacement or replenishment; and has a “pay-back” period of between 2 and 7 years. And with the substantial overall energy savings from one season to the next, the initial upfront cost is well worthwhile.
If you’re shopping for spray foam insulation in Parry Sound, or in any of the towns and communities in the area, Great Northern Insulation is worth considering as a contractor. As our customer, you will quickly understand that we do the job right, the first time.