Toronto homeowners who would like to insulate their properties have several popular options from which to choose: fiberglass, cellulose and spray foam. Whilst fiberglass and cellulose are cheaper to install, they often end up costing more over time due to the fact they are less efficient and can be susceptible to damage from pests. Spray foam insulation, on the other hand, is very efficient and should last a lifetime without any special care. If you would like to find out more about this type of insulation – the installation process, the costs, and whether it is the best option for your home – please feel free to call and speak to a member of our team at any time during normal business hours. In the meantime, below you can find a list of the most important benefits that it has to offer.
9 Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation
If you decide to invest in spray foam insulation for your Toronto home, you can look forward to the following benefits once the installation has been completed:
Lower Energy Costs for your home
Because spray foam insulation forms an airtight seal in all the nooks and crannies around your basement or garage conversion, it makes it much easier for you to keep these areas of your home at a comfortable temperature all year round. Savings of up to 35% on utility bills have been reported by homeowners who have installed this type of insulation, adding up to a sizable amount of money over time. If your electricity bills are getting out of hand during the hottest and coldest months of the year, spray foam insulation could be the solution you have been looking for.
Spray Foam Insulation Strengthens Your Home
Once it has been installed by a team of qualified professionals, spray foam insulation should last you a lifetime, without any special care or attention. Whilst fiberglass installations can be unintentionally damaged by homeowners or destroyed by pests, spray foam is an extremely durable solution that should not need repairing or replacing once it has been installed. The durable nature of spray foam is enhanced by the fact it contains nothing that is attractive or edible as far as mice and other common household pests are concerned.
Preventing Moisture from Entering Your Home
The airtight seal formed by spray foam insulation ensures that moisture cannot enter your home through cracks and crevices in the walls. For homeowners in Toronto who have had to deal with mold and mildew in the past, this benefit is sure to come as welcome news. Basements and garages, whether converted or not, are often the first places in a property to suffer from mold when moisture is allowed to penetrate, which is why it is so important to ensure that they are well insulated. If you use your basement or garage as extra living space, it is, of course, also important to be able to heat and cool them for a reasonable cost.
Protection Against Mice and Other Small Pests
The airtight nature of spray foam insulation, together with the previously mentioned lack of any substances that appeal to mice and other pets, make it the perfect choice for Toronto property owners who would like to make sure their homes remain free of such annoyances in the future. Considering the widespread damage that infestations of mice can cause in both residential and commercial properties, sealing your property against these unwelcome visitors is something you should attend to sooner rather than later. Mice can chew through electrical wiring, destroy traditional fiberglass insulation and wreak havoc in all areas of your property.
Reducing the Amount of Outdoor Noise That Penetrates Your Home
Whether you live on the outskirts of the city or right near the bustling center, noise pollution from outside can be an extremely annoying issue when all you want to do is relax and enjoy a few precious moments of peace and quiet in your home. The perfect seals formed by spray foam can help to stop unwanted noise from penetrating your property at all times of the year. If you use power tools in your garage or listen to loud music in your basement, the reduction in sound penetration through your home’s walls will work the other way too, helping you to avoid annoying your neighbors!
Being Kinder to the Environment
Any type of insulation that helps to lower your energy usage in the home is good for the environment but because spray foam insulation is highly efficient, it is the best choice for homeowners who would like to reduce their household carbon footprint by as much as possible. Once installed, you will be able to keep your home nice and cool in the summer and comfortably warm in the winter without having your furnace or air-con system on full blast at all times. The resulting reduction in energy usage, when multiplied over many Toronto homes, could make a huge difference to climate change and the impact our lives have on the environment in the future. Furthermore, the more precious our natural resources become, the more urgent the need to implement the most effective energy conservation measures available to homeowners in Canada.
Reducing Allergy Symptoms and Helping Asthma Sufferers
Spray foam insulation helps to stop pollutants in the outside air from entering your home, which, in turn, helps to reduce the symptoms of asthma, hay fever and other conditions that can be aggravated by such pollutants. The fact that it also prevents moisture from entering you home and encouraging mold growth means that it can help to alleviate the symptoms of many different types of respiratory conditions in all seasons.
Low Maintenance Insulation Solution
If you are not the type of person who enjoys tackling DIY tasks in your spare time, spray foam insulation is the ideal choice for you and your property. Once installed, there really is nothing you have to do to ensure that it remains in excellent condition for decades to come. Fiberglass insulation batts can also last for many years if certain precautions are taken but, generally speaking, they are far more susceptible to wear and tear over time than spray foam. If you are looking for a one-time solution that you can install and forget about afterwards, spray foam is the obvious choice.
First-Class Results Guaranteed
Spray foam insulation can only be installed by experienced professionals, which means you are guaranteed excellent results every time. Whilst fiberglass and cellulose insulation can be installed by professionals too, it is often installed by DIY enthusiasts with mixed results. If you want to make sure that your new insulation is as efficient as possible and will not deteriorate over time, choosing a reputable spray foam specialist is the best option for you and your property. With years of experience and a team of installation experts who take genuine pride in the work they do, we can make sure that every stage of the installation process goes smoothly.
If you would any further information about spray foam insulation in Toronto or you would like to request an estimate for insulating your property, please do not hesitate to call or contact us whenever convenient.