Cold weather and home heating are never far away for us living in the Calgary / Airdrie area, conversely home cooling in the summer months can also prove challenging.
Adding attic insulation delivers the greatest return on investment for most Alberta homes. As ENERGY prices rise, it means deeper applications of attic insulation make more economic sense.
Even Homes built to code just two years ago probably wont meet minimum levels required for new homes today. And don't assume that a brand new home even has enough attic insulation without measuring. Sometimes things don't happen like they are supposed to on construction sites.
So how much is enough? You will need to do some figuring. Start by aiming for a minimum R50 as an end goal. If you don't have at LEAST 16 inches of insulation in your attic your letting money escape out of your home.
Keep in mind that if insulation is compressed, the R Value will decrease.
With ENERGY INSULATION you'll enjoy a fatter bank account and more comfortable indoor temps year around!
Spray foam does a great job of creating an airtight home. It has a really high R-value (that's a materials resistance to heat loss). So your home will stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer using very little ENERGY. This is perfect for energy efficiency because there's minimal heat loss. Polyurethane foam is sprayed directly onto wall and floor cavities as a liquid and quickly transforms into thick, hard foam insulation.
Benefits of Spray Foam:
Spray Foam Uses:
Not only can spray foam be used for housing insulation, it can also be used for a variety of other applications such as industrial, insulating vans, cargo trailers, three season rooms, mobile homes, holiday trailers, sea cans, or virtually anything that needs insulation.