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Monday, September 3, 2012

Saving energy with insulation

Ottowa spray foam insulation
As summer wraps up around the nation and cooler evenings hint that fall is coming, homeowners begin to dread the winter heating bills. One of the easiest and best returns on investment is additional insulation.

Older homes with irregular spaces are sometimes tricky to insulate, but spray foam insulation is a great way to get around the nooks and crannies in an older home that has shifted and settled. The foam expands to fill the otherwise bare areas. There are three types of foam insulation.

  • Open cell spray foam insulation foam is made of millions of microscopic cells that simultaneously insulate and make an air seal. This insulation absorbs sound vibrations, reduces sound transmission and stops airborne sound leakage.
  • Injection foam insulation is primarily used for used in older homes with uninsulated wall cavities.  Injection foam is a hybrid of original foam technology with today's durability.  This blown foam system has a very low in-place density while providing an an excellent air-seal barrier and sound vibration absorption.
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  • Closed cell spray foam insulation is a two component formula that reduces moisture intrusion and energy loss in homes. By tightly bonding with beams and surfaces in ceilings and walls, it delivers an air barrier that surpasses conventional insulation materials. Closed cell spray foam offers a much higher R-value than traditional types of insulation and provides a great thermal barrier as well as also an excellent vapor barrier.

Look into the types of insulation available in your area. You can reduce your bills and be more comfortable before the cold weather starts.
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