Home Comfort Blog
Sometimes, the decisions you need to make are simple. Should you pay your bills on time? Yes, if you want to maintain your credit rating. Should you follow up on that job application? If you haven’t heard anything yet, yes, even if it’s just to confirm that they’ve received your application. Other decisions aren’t as clear, like when it comes to insulation. Deciding between spray foam or batt insulation may require some serious research.
Icynene has announced the launch of its latest high-performance closed-cell spray foam insulation product for the Canadian market – Icynene ProSeal LE - a low exotherm spray foam product.
Making a decision about a home improvement as major as replacing your insulation might seem completely overwhelming, right now. As a culture, we are constantly bombarded with information what is best for us, whether it’s food, exercise, supplements, or the materials in our environment.
Many homeowners make the mistake of trying to compare spray foam insulation to blown in insulation like fiberglass or cellulose, but the truth is, there really is no comparison. The words may have a similar connotation, to those who are less well-informed about the topic; after all, both involve spraying or blowing a product into an enclosed area of the building envelope, in order to insulate the home.
A term you will often hear thrown around, when you’re talking to other homeowners or contractors about insulation, is the R-value the insulation holds. You may hear that more is better, or that different parts of your home require different R-values, or even that different climates will need lower or higher R-value. It’s confusing, to say the least.
When you think about replacing your insulation, you probably only think of the drafts and cold weather of fall and winter. Great insulation, however, is just as integral to maintaining your home’s cooling as it is with its heating, especially when you choose an insulation which can create an effective air barrier. Enter spray foam installation.