Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the amount and condition of the insulation in our homes and businesses, but it is a key component of maintaining a comfortable, healthy environment. Not only does effective insulation make it easier to keep your property warm in the winter and cool in the summer, it can also help to lower energy costs, keep out unwanted noise and prevent the growth of mould.
The following are some of the home insulation FAQs that we hear most often from our customers. Have a question or concern that is not addressed here? Contact our office for more information or to schedule a free quote.
A. Only trained and certified applicators are permitted to apply Surface Protected Flexible Insulation (SPFI). Consumers should require that their installer provide proof of certification before any work is done and insist that a product with a CCMC evaluation number be used.
Q. Is SPFI environmentally friendly?
A. Yes. SPFI does not deplete the Earth’s ozone layer and it significantly reduces fossil fuel consumption. It is nontoxic and non-fibrous, ensuring good indoor air quality.
Q. Does SPFI contain formaldehyde?
A. Absolutely not. Spray foam insulation is made up of the same type of resinous material that is found in your home computer, the dashboard of your automobile, and the foam around your windows and doors. It has been used as an effective insulator in Canada and the United states since the 1960s
A. Whether your property is new construction or newly renovated, you will need an air exchanger if you are sealing the entire building envelope. Otherwise the answer will depend on the individual site. Feel free to ask us for a free evaluation.