Energy Saving Solutions
That Will Save Money And Enhance Home Comfort
Air leaks are probably the biggest enemy when it comes to a building enclosure, apart from rain. They can negatively impact the durability of a house, as well as its functionality. Uncontrolled air activity through the shell can cause moisture entry into the framing area, leading to mold and rotting of your wood. Some common areas in the house that are the main sources of air leaks include:
Spray Foam Interior Wall Insulation
According to a recent industry research, the attic is the prime source of heat, moisture and air loss in the entire house. There are two ways in which to go about this problem. The attic needs to be ‘airtight’, and this would imply using spray foam to seal all the open holes and crevices around the area. The other alternative is to professionally apply spray foam through the entire attic floor. The essence of all this is to enhance the insulation levels provide an airtight seal and create an effective vapor barrier all at a go. The overall R-value can still be increased by blowing loose-fill fiberglass or cellulose on top of the strategically applied spray foam, although the spray foam itself can be used on its own to achieve the desired R-value. For a near perfect ventilation system, soffit ventilation is able to deliver home comfort as well as energy efficiency.
A garage that is attached to a home is required by local building regulations to be gas-proofed with regards to living areas in the home. Chances are that any air that seeps into the house from holes and leaks contains various pollutants, especially if its origins are from the garage area. To achieve that ‘gas-proof’ condition, spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPFI) should be installed to cover the walls and the garage ceiling. In households where the garage is very close to the main house, these installations will help prevent entry of cold air during the winter, and warm air in the summer.
In cases where there is an extra room above the garage, the room will have a much warmer demeanor, bringing more comfort. Basically, SPFI does a better insulation job than most insulation products. Energy efficiency in any household requires a tight shell, good indoor air quality, and fresh outdoor air. If one of these elements is out of place, other systems may not function as they should. An average household loses up to 40% of heat through the walls. With Ready Spray Foam solutions, you are able to tackle air flow leaks, and build an eco-friendly environment while also soundproofing your walls.
THE BASEMENT WALLS (AND FLOORING)
It has already been established that the basement is one of the most common sources of air leaks in the house, with well over 30% of heat lost through it. In an attempt to curb this trend, many contractors are taking the installation of spray polyurethane foam insulation (SPFI) into the basement walls. One huge benefit of this is that, SPFI offers a superb envelope of insulation, as well as an effective air and moisture barrier. For optimum basement performance, contractors are also insulating basement floors using SPFI as this prevents any moisture accumulation in an unbelievable manner.
Energy efficiency in any household requires a tight shell, good indoor air quality, and fresh outdoor air. If one of these elements is out of place, other systems may not function as they should. An average household loses up to 40% of heat through the walls. With Ready Spray Foam solutions, you are able to tackle air flow leaks, and build an eco-friendly environment while also soundproofing your walls.