Spray Foam Insulation in Lakeshore, Ontario
More and more insulation professionals are acknowledging that spray foam insulation is the best product on the market. Known generically as polyurethane foam, it’s just simply a better insulation product when compared to other competitive products. The spray foam product does everything better: it seals a cavity tighter and more thoroughly; it results in a better R-value than other product combinations; and it contributes to the structural strength of an area when applied. For the team at Great Northern Insulation, we recommend spray foam when we install insulation, primarily because we believe in it - there is nothing better.
Industry data also confirms the efficacy of spray foam. When compared to other insulation products or product combinations, nothing comes close. If you are currently in the market for spray foam insulation in Lakeshore, Ontario, it’s time to consider Great Northern Insulation. We are well known for the quality of our work and for our reliability as a contractor. And we are also known for our straightforward approach to installation - we seal it tight, and ventilate it right. It’s an approach that we employ for every job we do, large or small, residential or commercial. For GNI, sealing and ventilating characterizes a complete job.
Over the years, we hear the same question popping up repeatedly, and it comes equally from homebuilders, contractors, and homeowners. They always want to know if the spray foam product is the appropriate insulation product for them. And we usually answer YES, because we believe that the spray foam product is the best when it’s part of a total “insulation system”. With a professional application, the most important energy issues are attended to and resolved: the higher-than-average heating and cooling costs; the uneven performance of heating and cooling cycles; and the overall functioning of the HVAC system.
For professionals in the business, the spray foam product has become their “go to” product. It’s ideal for expansive cavities like the attic, the roof, and inside the walls and ceilings. And the application is thorough and comprehensive. Using special equipment, the spray foam comes out of a nozzle and immediately spreads as a thick liquid. It quickly expands to fill the cavity, and hardens as a dense layer of insulation. Spray foam insulation covers fully and completely, sealing every opening, hole, and crack – and it has exceptional coverage in areas that are hard-to-reach. The applied layer, when its dry and hard, is impermeable to air and moisture.
One thing that professional installers most appreciate when applying the spray foam product is that NO vapor barrier is required. This is because an application of spray foam is totally impervious to moisture, and it means that there’s NO need to install an independent moisture barrier. It also means that both time and money can be saved on the project. The finished spray foam application has additional benefits: energy efficiency is improved; the indoor air quality and air circulation are enhanced; and the HVAC system operates optimally as it should. Bottom line, when a building “breathes” properly, everything works efficiently and in balance.
As far as installing spray foam insulation in Lakeshore, Ontario, Great Northern Insulation is a leader in the region. Our install teams are highly trained, and proficient with both the spray foam product and the installation process. Our people always follow the industry guidelines for installation; they always obey building and construction codes; they respect local and regional by-laws; and they install the spray foam product according to the manufacturer’s specifications. At GNI, we stand behind everything we sell and install, and provide customers with applicable warrantees to instill added consumer confidence.
At Great Northern Insulation, our installation approach is quite straightforward. Quite simply, we do it right the first time, and it applies to every job we do, regardless of size or scope. To begin with, we get a good understanding of the job at hand, and the unique challenges that are posed. We assess the challenges of the project and suggest the product that best suits the job. And because we know our business, we usually dissuade customers from turning a spray foam installation into a do-it-yourself endeavor. Both the product and the application are complex, and for that reason the job is better suited for an expert who understands both.
When the spray foam product was being developed in the 60’s, it was used primarily in various industrial applications. With its proven insulating attributes, it was used to insulate freezers, coolers, and cold rooms. The product was improved over the years, and eventually became the superb spray foam insulation that is used today. For the professionals in the industry, there is general consensus about the benefits of the spray foam product – practically everyone agrees that with proper installation, this is the ultimate application - it seals, insulates, and covers like no other product.
At Great Northern Insulation, we recommend the spray foam product for new construction, for retrofitting, or for renovation. Whether it’s a residential project, or commercial, the benefits are established. But at GNI, we also believe that proper installation is a MUST. No product will perform to its advertised potential if the installation is incomplete or substandard in any way. That’s why our installers are the best in the business - trained, licensed and certified. They prepare the work area appropriately; they use protective gear and safety equipment; and they ensure the safety of occupants while they install.
Spray foam insulation has consistently grown in popularity over the years. Industry growth is approximately 40% a year, and illustrates how the product has proven its efficacy. Indeed, homes with spray foam insulation often have higher resale prices than homes without. And while its true that the spray foam product is more costly than some of the other products, the “cost-benefit” is worthwhile. Spray foam insulation lasts for a lifetime; it never needs to be replaced; and it has a “pay-back” period that can range from 2 to 7 years. Best of all, the spray foam application delivers seasonal energy savings that are significant.