Spray foam insulation is one of the most effective and efficient ways to insulate your home or business. It can help you save money on your energy bills, improve your indoor air quality, and protect your building from moisture, pests, and fire.

If you are looking for a way to improve the comfort, efficiency, and value of your home or business in Edmonton, consider getting professional spray foam insulation services from a certified insulation contractor.

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Spray foam insulation is a modern and innovative solution that can provide many benefits for your building. However, there are also many myths and misconceptions about spray foam insulation that may prevent you from choosing this option.

In this blog post, we will debunk some of the most common spray foam insulation myths and help you get your facts straight.

Myth #1: Spray Foam Insulation Is Too Expensive

While spray foam insulation may have a higher upfront cost than other types of insulation, it can pay for itself in the long run. According to the Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association, spray foam insulation can reduce your heating and cooling costs by up to 50%.

This is because spray foam insulation creates an airtight seal that prevents air leakage and heat loss. Spray foam insulation can also increase the value of your property by improving its energy efficiency rating and durability.

Myth #2: Spray Foam Insulation Is Harmful To Your Health

Spray foam insulation is safe and non-toxic when properly installed by certified insulation contractors. Spray foam insulation is made of two chemicals that react when mixed together and expand to fill the space.

During the installation process, these chemicals may emit some fumes that should be avoided by wearing protective gear and ventilating the area.

However, once the spray foam insulation cures, it becomes inert and does not release any harmful substances into the air. Spray foam insulation can actually improve your indoor air quality by preventing dust, allergens, mold, and pollutants from entering your building.

Myth #3: Spray Foam Insulation Can Damage Your Roof Or Walls

Spray foam insulation can actually strengthen and protect your roof or walls from damage. Spray foam insulation adheres to any surface and forms a rigid layer that adds structural integrity and stability.

It fills up gaps and cracks in the building envelope, creating an airtight seal that prevents heat loss and moisture intrusion.

Myth #4: Spray Foam Insulation Is Bad For The Environment

Spray foam insulation is eco-friendly and sustainable. Spray foam insulation can reduce your carbon footprint by lowering your energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

It can also last for decades without needing to be replaced or disposed of, unlike other types of insulation that may degrade or settle over time. Some spray foam products are also made of renewable or recycled materials that reduce waste and environmental impact.

Myth #5: All Spray Foam Insulation Products Are The Same

There are different types of spray foam insulation products that have different properties and applications. The two main categories are open-cell and closed-cell spray foam.

Open-Cell Spray Foam

Open-cell spray foam is less dense and more flexible than closed-cell spray foam and has a lower R-value (the measure of thermal resistance). Open-cell spray foam is ideal for interior applications where soundproofing and air sealing are desired, such as walls, floors, ceilings, and attics.

Closed-Cell Spray Foam

Closed-cell spray foam is denser and more rigid than open-cell spray foam and has a higher R-value. Closed-cell spray foam is ideal for exterior applications where moisture resistance and structural strength are required, such as roofs, foundations, crawl spaces, and metal buildings.

About Classic Spray Foam

Classic Spray Foam is Edmonton’s premium spray foam insulation company. With a team of certified professionals, we deliver energy-efficient and cost-effective insulation services tailored to our client’s specific needs.

Whether you need spray foam insulation for your new construction, renovation, or retrofit project, we can help you achieve your insulation goals. Contact us today for a free estimate and consultation.

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