redefines traditional construction methods. It facilitates energy efficient green building initiatives of modern building science. Today, it is the most robust material used in insulating industrial, commercial and residential buildings. Spray foam outperforms fiberglass insulation when it comes to sealing your house.
Prevent heat loss and gain
Calgary spray foam prevents heat loss/gain in two ways. The first is by preventing air leakage. Air leakage is the main cause of heat loss/gain. It accounts for more than 30% of a homeâ€™s cooling and heating costs. This is according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Spray foam offers airtight insulation. Second, the material is a poor heat conductor. It will prevent the loss/gain of heat through conduction. Spray foam offers more thermal resistance. It has an R-value of about 6.0 per inch. It offers more resistance with less material than other insulation materials.
Prevent air and moisture infiltration
Traditional insulating materials such as fiberglass are simply placed into the wall cavities to reduce energy loss. They donâ€™t seal the wall cavities and studs from top to bottom or end to end. Air can easily go through the gaps. This makes them less efficient than Calgary spray foam. When installed, spray foam expands and adheres to the substrate on which it is installed to. It then solidifies to create an air and leak proof barrier. The insulation will seal your house by preventing both air leak and moisture infiltration. Moisture infiltration is a major cause of mildew growth and mold; all of which can lead to structure damage.
Enhance building strength
Closed cell spray foam is known mostly for having robust insulation properties. Its R-values go up to 7.0 per inch. It has a high density which makes it stronger when it solidifies. As a matter of fact, solid closed-cell foam is strong enough to walk on. Consequently, when you use Calgary spray foam in insulation, it will add structural strength. It will keep your walls from sheering and also improve the roofâ€™s resistance to strong winds.
Keep it quiet
Calgary spray foam has soundproofing properties. This is more so when it comes to the open-cell foam. It is soft and spongy. It will hinder sound from travelling between rooms when used on the interior walls. Open-cell foam can also be used between levels in story buildings to prevent sound from travelling through the floors.
Keep the pollen, dust and bugs out
The fact that Calgary spray foam creates airtight barriers means that you donâ€™t have to worry about pollen and dust getting in through cracks. It will also keep the bugs out because it effectively seals off the cracks and crawlspaces.
Calgary spray foam will help you improve occupant comfort, lower your energy bills, protect against ice dams, improve air quality and reduce strain on your HVAC equipment. In addition to that, it will help you meet current building codes. What is more is that the material is durable. It does not sag or settle. It will effectively seal your house years.