Protecting ourselves and our home from Alberta’s harsh climate can be a challenge. If you find it difficult to find a comfortable temperature in your house, that certain rooms feel too cold or that your energy bills are much higher than they used to be, you could really benefit from an insulation upgrade from J & G Urethanes in Edmonton.
Improve Energy Efficiency
Spray foam insulation is one of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly options for commercial, industrial and residential insulation installations. It is expansive in nature, so it completely fills those tight little and awkwardly shaped spaces you want to insulate. It creates a perfect air sealing barrier around corners and on walls and roofs. This attribute is unique to spray foam. Other types of insulation products will not give you the same results.
Spray foam also has a very high R-value. R-value is the capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow. The greater the R-value, the greater the insulating power. With a higher R-value, you can expect to reduce your energy usage and heat loss by 50 per cent. This is largely because of spray foams ability to create a vapour and air barrier.
J & G Urethanes provided this comparison chart on types of insulation and their R-values:
|Rigid Urethane Foam||7.14|
|Exp. Polystyrene bead board||3.85|
Hiring the RIGHT Spray Foam Insulation Contractor
Just like hiring any company to do work in your home, you want to do your research and hire a company that has a good reputation, knowledge and years of experience in the field. While spray foam is a fantastic, safe and environmentally friendly option for your insulation upgrade, there are companies out there that do not offer the same level of quality when it comes to products, installation and service.
As stated in this article from CBC News, when installed incorrectly, spray foam can result in a strong, unpleasant fishy smell from off-gassing. It’s so bad that it will drive you from your home. Not only is this gross, it can also be hazardous to your health and that poorly installed spray foam will be very difficult to remove.
Hiring experienced and knowledgeable insulation contractors in Edmonton like J & G Urethanes will ensure that your spray foam insulation is installed correctly. They have over 30 years in the industry and offer a team of certified sprayers who know how to get the job done right. With their CUFCA, and COR certifications they can offer peace of mind that you are making the trusted, professional choice. You will never experience these unpleasant results – only a more comfortable, energy efficient home!