offer insulating, air sealing and adhering properties. Although it is the best insulating materials available today, people use spray foam for the many benefits they bring among them added structural strength and waterproofing. All in all, it is important to note that spray foam is the best option for lowering your heating bills.
Prevents air leak
Studies have shown that as much as 40% of a buildingâ€™s energy is lost due to air infiltration. This happens through holes, gaps and air leaks. Sealing these leakage sites can lower your high energy bills. The best solution is spray foam Calgary.
Spray foam Calgary performs as both insulation and as an air sealant/ air barrier. It will help close the nooks and crannies that let the air out leading to high energy bills. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, sealing the air leaks and adding insulation can save you up to 20% on monthly energy bills. This is important considering approximately 56% of the energy used in homes goes to heating and cooling.
The HVAC has one of the biggest effects on the utility bills. Spray foam Calgary will help reduce the workload on the HVAC thereby reducing your energy bills.
Used in hard-to-insulate areas
With other insulating systems such as fiberglass, you will have trouble insulating certain areas such as tight crawlspaces. The material is also not an air sealant. Spray foam Calgary is used as an alternative to solve these problems. In addition to being an air sealant, spray foam can be installed in almost any area. You can use it around plumbing, around electrical cables, vents and also in the tiniest of places. Additionally, considering the solution is applied as foam, it is easy to install in the tiny spaces and also in sealing cracks. It can be injected through holes into the floorboards or into the wall.
Added structural strength
Spray foam Calgary can also help lower heating bills by strengthening your structure. As we saw earlier, most of the energy is lost through air leaks. This is because of gaps that may exist on the walls. When you use spray foam, you will be able to seal most of these gaps thereby reducing air leakage. In addition to that, bearing in mind that spray foam adheres to the materials it is installed on, it will add structural strength which can reduce the risk of damages that may cause air leaks. Spray foam will also strengthen the roof by reducing the effects of uplift in adverse weather.
Spray foam Calgary is durable. It does not settle as is the case with other insulating materials. Its insulation properties do not decrease with time. It can serve you for decades. However, for you to lower heating bills, you must ensure that the spray foam is installed properly. Typically, spray foam is not a do-it-yourself solution. You need the right tools, protective gear and knowledge on building envelopes. Always consider working with a professional installer.