Cellulose And Fiberglass Blown Insulation Services
Servicing the Greater Southern-Ontario
It is a well-known fact that increased energy efficiency equates to lower utility bills. Sometimes, your home may be hit with unbearable air conditions at a time when your pockets are virtually running dry. The high incoming utility bills can take a toll on your lifestyle, and lead you to take some unimaginable compromises. The fact that your home has slowly become a hub of energy wastage does not necessarily mean that you should suck it up and live in discomfort, as RC Spray Foam offers pocket-friendly insulation solutions.
A staggering reality in typical homes is that a large sum of the bills they incur come from energy usage around the house. Many will feel that the problem cannot go away due to the costly state of insulation services, but we are here to put an end to that. Among our various high-quality insulation services include the pocket-friendly cellulose, fiberglass, and blown insulation.
RC Spray Foam insulation provides alternative insulation solutions in the form of fiberglass and cellulose insulation. Fiberglass is a very effective ‘air trap’ which we have installed for use in many urban homes to prevent air infiltration. At the same time, we offer installation of the very eco-friendly cellulose insulation, which is made up of up to 85% recycled paper fiber.
Fiberglass is also a proven energy saver, and compared to other insulation types, it has higher value due to its competitive pricing. It can work in almost any room in your house, making it the ultimate deal breaker.
Homeowners who may have lived in a household for a long period of time may require somewhat of an upgrade to their existing insulation, but lack the proper finances to have an entirely new installation. With cellulose, the application over an already existing insulation is possible, making it very dynamic. Our cellulose insulation is also packed with flame retardant chemicals, making it a highly effective fire resistant product.
Blown attics provide a very easy route for the entry of unwanted heat, particularly during the summer seasons. With cellulose installation, these voids and gaps are covered up to create a sensation resembling a ‘thermal blanket’ while also offering total sound control. Since attics are extra prone to air leaks and holes, you need to provide extra insulation around its corners.
Blown attic insulation is a fairly complex process, and the best way to be sure of a completely safe procedure is by consulting with the experts. When an attic is not sealed effectively, virtually no amount of insulation is going to save it. This is why our team of insulation specialists has committed themselves to bringing you the best of services and insulation material. We are equipped with above standard tools, which are helpful in pushing existing insulation out to the edges such that when we apply the cellulose, it fully insulates the area. The blower machine is very heavy and amateur use of it can have serious consequences. This is why at RC Spray Foam, we bear all responsibility to have your attic properly insulated with cellulose.
+ What is spray foam insulation
Spray foam insulation is commonly referred to as SPFI – Sprayed Polyurethane Foam Insulation. It is a combination insulator AND sealant in one. When professionally installed, spray foam insulation performs as an insulator, an air barrier, and a vapor barrier – all in one application. A comprehensive install will reduce energy consumption, lower utility costs, and improve indoor comfort levels.
+ How does one prepare the home for attic installation?
The install team requires clear access to the attic “hatch”. If the “hatch” is in a closet, ALL items must be removed, as well as any shelving (temporarily). Everything in the attic must be removed. For attic insulation removal, ALL items in the room closest to the “hatch” should be covered with a poly-sheet or tarp. Dust fallout is inevitable with any attic insulation work – there will be minor accumulation of dust after the work. It’s suggested to replace (or clean) furnace filters and other ventilation devices.
+ Does spray foam insulation abide by building codes?
Spray foam insulation is a recognized building material under the National Building Code of Canada and the Ontario Building Code. Clearly, specifications will differ for the attic and basement, and conditions will vary in a new build, a renovation, and a retrofit. But a professional installation contractor will be able to assess the specific situation, and install according to the appropriate code.
+ Does spray foam insulation contain formaldehyde?
Spray foam insulation does NOT contain formaldehyde. When it’s professionally applied, the foam mixture is a result of a chemical reaction that creates polyurethane foam. Both the foam product and the installation require professional handling. The equipment is specialized, the preparation process is involved, and the final application is multifaceted – this is not recommended as a DIY project.
+ What is the advantage of SPFI over fiberglass?
Because spray foam insulation adheres to every surface and creates a seamless air barrier, it doesn’t have the problems common to fiberglass batts. Batts cannot fully prevent air infiltration. They do not entirely seal circuit boxes, plumbing pipes, or electrical wiring, and therefore leave open gaps. This diminishes the ability of the batts to stop air leakage and thus reduces insulation effectiveness. When air is leaking in and out of a structure, both heating and cooling costs are increased. With spray foam, a space is completely sealed and insulated, and air leakage is prevented in summer and winter.
+ How can I prepare for a thermal barrier installation?
Access is required (within 100 feet of the equipment truck) to a municipal water hookup. The truck must park within 50 feet of the home or building. Ventilation or dehumidification should be provided in the work area until the product is dry. When the temperature is below freezing, Thermal Barrier installations may require a special truck or a work area with temporary heat. Temporary heat in the install area prevents the product from freezing. Drying time varies with temperature and humidity.