Insulating your Okanagan home against the changing weather temperatures is an important step towards reducing energy costs and your carbon footprint and spray foam is a state-of-the-art product that can help.
Spray foam insulation is made of polyurethane and comes in two different types; an open cell foam insulation or closed cell foam insulation.
RSI Value: 25
Open cell is typically less expensive because fewer chemicals are needed, but while it is a great air barrier, it offers little for water vapor barrier. For this reason, open cell foam is usually used for interior walls where it can help insulate and offers sound reduction.
R-value: 5.5 - 6
RSI Value: 38 - 42
Denser than open cell foam, closed cell foam as a more compact structure that makes it a good water vapor barrier. Because of its strength as an insulator, air, and water vapor barrier, closed cell foam insulation is a strong choice for exterior walls and roofing insulation.
If you’re considering spray foam insulation for your home, be sure to consult with a qualified installer. Spray foam insulation gets into every nook and cranny, sealing your walls from the inside. Due to its amazing air and water vapor properties, spray foam insulation works best in a home that has a proper ventilation system, including air exchange, to make sure that you are getting fresh air into your home and getting stale, moist air out.
As a locally owned and operated insulation contractor, your comfort and safety are at the heart of our business and we work hard to maintain the strong reputation that we have built in the Okanagan Valley. Whether you’re just looking to keep your family warm or you need to be able to carefully regulate the temperature in a storefront or datacenter, our goal is to make sure your investment pays dividends for years to come.