Those looking to get the most out of their indoor comfort and energy efficiency can have the best of both worlds with spray foam insulation. Spray foam is effective in sealing moisture-prone areas and keeps your home free from mould. If you need long-lasting insulation for your attic, walls and basement, we can help. Warm Home Insulation specializes in spray foam insulation applications in Winnipeg. With over 4 decades of expertise in insulation services, we ensure you get the desired temperature control throughout the year.
It only takes one Winnipeg winter to understand the importance of effective insulation. This is especially the case with those hard-to-insulate areas, such as around pipes and attic joists. In offering spray foam insulation to Winnipeg homes, Warm Home Insulation helps homeowners achieve their indoor comfort and energy efficiency goals — one application at a time.
Do you ever notice that one or several rooms in your home are colder than the rest? Does your roof have ice damming or condensation issues during the winter? These are all problems we can solve. Bring our expertise and state-of-the-art spray foam insulation applications to your home — call us to schedule an in-home insulation assessment .
HOW SPRAY FOAM INSULATION WORKS
Spray foam insulation is made of two composite materials that, when combined, undergo a chemical reaction causing them to expand many more times their original volume. Once the reaction is complete, the spray foam will maintain its final form (and insulating properties) for many years to come.
We use heat-activated polymer foam (in liquid form) that is sprayed into framing cavities and other susceptible areas in your home, such as basement walls, exterior walls and attic spaces. Because of its ability to expand and make all the nooks and crannies air-tight, spray foam is essentially perfect as an insulating material. Unlike traditional batting and blown-in insulating materials, spray foam will not settle or sag over time. And, since it creates an air-tight seal, spray foam insulation easily meets all building codes with regards to vapour barrier systems.
Spray foam also has the highest R-Value per inch, i.e. the thermal resistance value of insulation. This means that spray foam has the highest insulating capacity, making it one of the best protection options against heat and cold.
TYPES OF SPRAY FOAM INSULATION
Primarily, these are two types of spray foams. The decision of which of these two types to use is based on factors such as the material, the area of installation, the intensity of usage etc. The two types of spray foam are:
Open-Cell Spray Foam
This type of spray foam is used because it allows bi-directional drying which is required for brick wall systems. It’s usually more economical, does not foster the growth of mould and has sound dampening qualities.
Closed-Cell Spray Foam
Closed-cell spray foam can be used for building interiors or exterior applications because it’s a vapor barrier after 2 inches, can be applied in difficult areas to be insulated, adds some structural integrity and has a higher R-value per inch.
SPRAY FOAM APPLICATIONS
There are various spray foam applications for different areas of your home including:
Traditionally, houses have had vented attics, which enable air to circulate through to keep moisture at a reasonable level. It is essential for the attic to be properly air sealed in order to prevent conditioned air from flowing outside the home. As an air-impermeable and highly effective insulator, spray foam is an excellent option for insulating an attic.
Spray foam insulation can be used for foundation and interior frame walls to provide an effective vapour and moisture barrier while strengthening your walls.
From floor to header, spray foam will create a seamless air and vapour deterrent for your basement to prevent both air and moisture from entering your home.
WHY HOMEOWNERS IN WINNIPEG CHOOSE SPRAY FOAM INSULATION
There are two main types of spray foam insulation: open-cell and closed-cell. Open-cell spray foam is less dense than closed-cell and is spongy to touch. Closed-cell spray foam insulation has a long list of benefits to offer, including:
Powerful insulation – because it expands, this insulation can tightly seal all nooks and crannies
Energy savings – because it is such a powerful insulator, this insulation can provide energy savings up to 50% or more
Air tight – it thoroughly seals cracks and holes in attics and crawl spaces
Moisture barrier – moisture can gain access into your home through cracks, but spray foam insulation is impermeable to water so it will seal your home
Vapour barrier – 2 inches of spray foam is a vapour barrier; do away with 6 mill poly and acoustic sealant!
Mould deterrent – composed of an inert polymer, this spray foam insulation will not allow mould to grow
Long lasting – spray foam insulation can perform at optimal levels for extended periods of time due to its inert polymer composition
Better comfort – Spray foam insulation prevents temperature fluctuations wherever it’s installed because of its air-tight seal.
Better indoor air quality – Spray foam insulation reduces the spread of pollutants such as indoor allergens, pollen, mould, dust, and more. Believe it or not, these pollutants enter your property through walls and affect the air quality. Spray foam insulation provides an effective seal to prevent air infiltration.
Easy installation – Spray foam's popularity can be attributed to its simplicity in application especially for difficult-to-reach area such as a crawl space or basement. Our team of specialists can easily spray and install the insulation in a non-intrusive manner.
Because of its long-lasting effectiveness in insulating every nook and cranny, more homeowners in Winnipeg are choosing closed-cell spray foam insulation.
COMMERCIAL SPRAY FOAM INSULATION SERVICES
At Warm Home Insulation, we offer commercial spray foam insulation services for our customers in and around Winnipeg. This service is provided for both new and existing buildings. Our high-quality commercial spray foam insulation services ensure that all cracks and areas are insulated, including areas that are typically considered hard to cover, in order to provide the best possible insulation and thermal energy efficiency. With our services, you will get the following benefits:
- Air barrier
- Moisture barrier
- Vapor barrier
- Insulation against the cold
- Energy efficiency
Higher R-value in space restricted areas
GO WITH OUR CERTIFIED SPRAY FOAM INSULATION INSTALLERS
We understand that you need and expect proper energy efficiency, which is why we choose quality products and install them with care. All spray foams that Warm Home Insulation uses are Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) approved for use in buildings. They must meet CAN\ULC S705.1 material specifications and must be applied exclusively by fully certified contractors.
You can trust our experienced team to install a product that will last and protect what matters most to you. Warm Home Insulation's installers are certified to the relevant manufacturers’ standards for spray foam insulation in Winnipeg.
Warm Home Insulation Ltd. is proud to have insulated multiple commercial and residential buildings in greater Winnipeg. Browse our list of recent projects and contact us if you have questions.
For a free estimate on your spray foam installation in Winnipeg, call 204-255-2979 to get started.