Spray foam insulation is
enjoying tremendous popularity amongst homeowners. Spray foam insulation
installed in your attic increases efficiencies in heating and
cooling your home, reduces air leakage, and enhances the seal of your house's
envelope. This insulation can be installed easily in attics where it can
maintain continuity even over the many types of imperfections found in wall
Spray foam reduces energy bills
significantly, and adds to the value of your home. All of these factors help to
explain why homebuilders and renovators overwhelmingly prefer this type of
insulating material. But did you know that quality spray foam insulation
products can also be environmentally friendly?
Unlike some other types of
insulation installation, spray foam insulation is not a DIY project. Installing
spray foam requires specialized equipment to measure, mix and spray the substance, and trained personnel
to do the actual placement. Many companies in southern
advertise spray foam
insulation services, but it's important to ensure that the company you choose
is using quality products that are safe for your family and eco-friendly.
Quality, Environmentally Responsible
Spray foam can be pricier than
other types of insulation, so it's tempting to compare prices and go with the
lowest estimate. But beware of companies that use inferior products! Because
spray foams come in many different varieties, it's easy to be fooled into
accepting a brand that will not perform well. Be sure to choose a company that
uses only insulation material that meets or exceeds the requirements of the
National Building Code of Canada.
One type of spray foam
insulation that exceeds this requirement and many others is called WALLTITE
ECO™. In fact, WALLTITE™ air barrier systems have successfully met every
Canadian standard for superior insulation. Ask any prospective insulation
professionals if they use this brand of product. Not only does it meet
demanding performance standards, but WALLTITE ECO™ also raises the bar for
environmental standards in the insulation industry.
At every step of its lifecycle,
WALLTITE ECO™ is environmentally responsible. First, it uses less energy than
most insulations to produce. And, as a low-density closed-cell foam, it takes a
relatively small quantity of WALLTITE ECO™ to achieve the kinds of results you
want. Because WALLTITE™ is shipped as a liquid that later expands by a factor
of 32, it also takes less energy to transport than other types of insulation.
It will not harm the ozone layer, and it has a near-zero global warming potential
WALLTITE ECO™ uses
post-consumer and post-industrial recycled plastic in its manufacturing, as
well as bio-based polyols from rapidly renewable resources such as castor
Choosing a Company
When you're selecting an
insulation company to partner with on your home renovation project, be sure to
opt for one that has a reputation for using environmentally responsible,
quality insulating materials. Check out websites for prospective companies and
ensure that they offer the types of services you require and the products you
Partner with a premium
insulation company today and experience the comfort, savings, and peace of mind
that spray foam insulation can bring to your home.
FAQ Attic Insulation
Q. Is spray foam building code compliant?
A. Most spray foam insulations are building code compliant. Be thorough and check to make sure you're your contractor is using a CCMC evaluated product. 2lbs CCMC evaluated products must have a distinct colour and cannot be yellow or cream colour. Insta Insulation uses BASF Walltite Eco 2lbs sprayed polyurethane foam insulation. CCMC evaluated and arguably the most tested building material in Canada.