Before spray foaming an attic know there are many building components in a home that are hidden behind drywall or just out of sight. As an architect in the Washington area, I’ve worked with numerous homeowners to help them understand what’s hidden behind their walls and ceilings and evaluate the right home improvement options. With colder temperatures upon us, it’s
TORONTO – While most homeowners don’t give much thought to what’s behind their walls, proper insulation is of key importance to having a comfortable, healthy home. Besides keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, insulation can help lower your energy bills, prevent mold growth and also keep unwanted noise out. What insulation does Insulation helps
A house without enough insulation is like a kid without a coat—bound to get cold. So if you’re sick of drafts and high heating bills, it might be time to help your home “bundle up” by learning how to insulate an attic (or add more of the stuff to bulk up). How much does it cost to insulate an attic?
Home insulation should be a must for all. Having a well-insulated home is not only a great way to live toward a greener ideal, but to also save yourself some money on heating and cooling bills. Increasing the thermal insulation in an existing home doesn’t have to be difficult, and the financial payoff can be substantial in the long run.
The first time I saw spray foam insulation in action was in the winter of 1988, while working as a carpenter on a commercial construction site. I’ve been impressed with this stuff ever since. Over the years spray foam has slowly earned growing acceptance in more and more residential projects and there are good reasons why. Spray foam delivers amazing
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the average resident living in a home that was built in the 1980s consumed 77 million Btu of total energy. Those living in newer homes (built from 2000 to 2009) consumed 92 million Btu of energy in their household (19% more compared to residents who live in older homes). If you live
Spray pump technician Mike Mousseau applies a layer of spray foam insulation for two of Alpena High School’s Geometry to Construction class deer blinds Thursday morning. Building Express of Alpena donated the insulation to the class, which upon completion will sell the deer blinds to generate funds for future projects in the class. Read more: Spray foam
It’s getting colder, and you’re probably thinking about the effect of cold, wintry weather on your snug, warm home. How can you keep those heat bills down? And is there a solution actually works? You might be surprised to find out that preventing heat and energy loss in your home is one of the main benefits of adding spray polyurethane
After a series of tests and hearings, explorations, and even exhaustive fire testing, ICC-ES unanimously voted to implement AC456 and modify AC377, the code that establishes the requirements for spray-applied polyurethane foam plastic insulation. The new ICC-ES code, AC456, which will be effective in 2017, establishes a criteria for Coatings over SPF ensuring that the product tested is the same
SPF Insulation is the leading choice for modern house building and renovations. Since buildings lose much of their energy because of air infiltration,this can further lead to wasting resources and large sums of money. Toronto Spray Foam Company, foam insulation contractors based in Ontario, is helping Toronto locals understand the benefits of spray foam thanks to their leadership in the