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In the Toronto area, building codes for residential new built call for R20 in the basement exterior walls. This equates to roughly 3” of 2lb closed cell sprayfoam insulation.
According to Toronto’s building codes no sprayfoam insulation can be left exposed. All sprayfoam must be covered by a thermal barrier, the best and most convenient thermal barrier is drywall. Sprayfoam is combustible in its makeup and a thermal barrier such as drywall separates it and resists against any flames from a fire.
Once 2lb closed cell sprayfoam insulation exceeds 2” in depth it also serves as a vapour barrier. It is important to note that 1/2lb open cell sprayfoam does not have vapour barrier properties, no matter the depth of open cell sprayfoam installed. Additionally, you would have to install a certified vapour barrier to ensure the assembly is vapour barrier.
This is the reason why increasingly builders and homeowners are choosing 2lb closed cell sprayfoam with at least 2” in depth in crucial areas of their house such as basement exterior walls and garage ceilings to ensure it is vapour barrier as well as an excellent form of thermal insulation.
For basements exterior walls of newly built homes, the building code requires R20 insulation. The R20 value is most commonly achieved by spraying the exterior walls with 2lb closed cell spray foam insulation. This insulation easily fits 2x4 cavities and can reach the tightest areas of the wall.
Yes, you must cover any walls that are insulated with spray-foam with a thermal barrier. In case there is a fire in the building, a thermal barrier keeps the sprayfoam insulation which is combustible from reacting with the flames. An industry standard and approved thermal barrier is gypsum board (drywall). Simply installing a ½” drywall on walls with sprayfoam insulation will give you the thermal barrier that is required by code.
The short answer is No. Sprayfoam insulation is a much more sophisticated insulation product than the do-it-your-self insulation kits that you can find at your local hardware store. To handle spray-foam, you need heavy machinery and licensing by regulatory bodies. Furthermore, all foam chemicals are produced by manufacturers that undergo extensive regulations to ensure safety of chemicals.
In order to get the best return on your investment, it is important to properly insulate the entire
exterior envelop of your house, top-to-bottom, with the right thermal insulation. It is equally
important to keep the air movement, moisture, and air leakage in check.
There are many different types of insulation that are made and used for specific areas. Here we
give our expert advice to the type of insulation that should be used in the specific areas of the
Your entire attic area must be insulated with proper insulation in order to stop air leakage into
living areas from above. This include the tight perimeter of your attic space which are sometimes
neglected. You can choose between blown in insulation, sprayfoam, and batt insulation. Each as
its own monetary benefits and payoffs.
HVAC Ductwork Inside the Attic and Garage Ceiling
Your HVAC ducts inside the attic should be insulated in order to avoid temperature fluctuations
of air passing through the HVAC system. This will help lower your heating and cooling bills as
less energy will be required to keep the house warm during winter and cool during hot summers.
Exterior walls and peak pockets of the house – top to bottom
It is of utmost important to insulate the entire exterior envelope of your house with thermal
insulation and then sealed with an approved vapour barrier to stop air leakage.
The critical areas of you envelop that must be insulated are;
- All exterior walls of living areas
- Garage ceiling
- Any overhang areas that are exposed such as top and bottom of bay windows
The following products are be used to insulate your exterior walls;
- 2lb closed cell sprayfoam insulation
- Fiberglass insulation
- Mineral wool insulation
Each application has its own benefits and monetary payoffs. For valuable advice on which
insulation application will yield the greatest return on your investment, contact us!
Your garage ceiling should be insulated in order to avoid air leakage into the floors above.
Garage ceiling that are not insulated result in cold floor right above, resulting in increased...
Continue Reading on our blog post to learn more about why you should insulate
your garage ceiling with 2lb closed cell sprayfoam insulation and what can go wrong if you
Not sure which type of insulation should be install? Contact us, our experts will guide you
through and recommend you the products that you should keep in mind.
Usually during Toronto’s cold winters, some homeowners realize that their floors right above
their garage ceilings are extremely cold, resulting in damaged flooring and increased heating to
keep the house at room temperature and comfortable. The reason for cold floors during winter is
due to lack of proper insulation in the garage ceiling. In some cases when the drywall from the
garage ceiling is removed, homeowner learn for the first time the there is no insulation at all!
The only solution to stopping your floors from becoming cold during winters is to insulate them
with sprayfoam insulation. We recommend the 2lb closed cell sprayfoam insulation. The reason
for this is because it is able to reach the tightest of areas in the garage ceiling and wrap properly
around any existing HVAC ducts (this will maintain the temperature of air travelling inside
HVAC duct system!).
Most important 2lb closed cells sprayfoam insulation is the best product in the market – its tight
cell structure is able to act as an absolute barrier or cold air from leaking into your floors above.
Sprayfoam insulation is the best performing insulation in the market. As a whole system, it offers
benefits that no other insulation can match. Sprayfoam’s benefits are:
1) Consistency in R-value over the years; once settled, sprayfoam insulation does not lose its R-
value over the years which results in consistent air seal and barrier. Almost all other insulation
products lose their R-values over the years.
2) Installers must be licensed; another great benefit of sprayfoam is that only certified and
licensed professionals are allowed to install sprayfoam insulation resulting in safe and
professional installation. At SULTAN Contractors all our installers are licensed, insured, and
3) Air Seal, Vapour Barrier, and Mold Resistant – all in one! Sprayfoam insulation can reach and
absolutely seal the tightest of areas which are impossible to do with batt insulation. Sprayfoam is
also mold resistant which means your building envelop will remain healthy and bacteria free.
The cost of insulation varies by your location, climate the type of insulation installation as well as the location where the insulation needs to be installed. There are several other factors which play a great role in determining true value, these include: energy saving, increase in your property value,decrease in future maintenance bills as well as added safety benefits.
Our expert sales pros are highly skilled in determining your needs and offering you competitively priced solutions for all you insulation needs.
In order to be energy efficient, your home should be fully insulated throughout. Our insulation estimators will help you figure out what are the areas of priority for you specific property. Things to be considered are: building structure, air movement, moisture collection and air leakage.
Some of the most common areas where insulation is installed include: Attic and Roof, around HVAC Duct-work, on Cathedral Ceilings, between Exterior and Basement walls.
Here are Sultan Contractors, we offer four of the most commonly used insulation applications. These include:
Spray Foam Insulation
Mineral Wool Insulation
Attic Blown-in Insulation
Please take a look at our Insulation Services poge to learn more about these insulation applications.
Proper insulation plays a key role in order to warm your house during winter months and properly cool it during the summer season. Its also important to have your home insulated well to benefit from energy savings and reduce you utility bills.
Here is a list of some of the key benefits of proper insulation:
Installing the right type of drywall is crucial for the long-term health of your bathroom’s walls and ceiling. You can easily avoid mold and bacteria growth by simply making sure your drywall contractor installs the right type of drywall that is certified.
In the shower areas of the bathroom, a professional and an experienced contractor will install a tiler backer, the most popular brand is DensShield which has built in moisture barrier properties making it resistant to moisture - hence minimizing the risk of mold growth in your shower areas!
For the remaining of the bathroom walls and ceilings, the contractor will install a water and mold resistant drywall, more popularly known as blue board or green board. This type of drywall is resistant to moisture and mold.
Alert: Some drywall contractors in the Toronto custom homes market act unethically by installing regular white boards in the bathrooms, making the bathrooms highly prone to mold and bacteria growth. Ultimately, years later the homeowner is left dealing with expensive mold removal.
Thickness of drywall all depends on the wall that will be drywalled and the building codes of the area.The following are the most popular drywalls;
1) ¼”drywall: this not so common drywall is used as a skimming material to level and place over existing walls to obtain the require thickness. This drywall is also using on curve walls such as round drop ceilings or curve staircase designs.
2) ½”drywall: Half inch drywalls are the most common type of drywall. They are installed in interior walls and ceilings and the exterior walls of a house.
3) 5/8” Type X fire rated drywall: this drywall is installed on exterior walls of the house that require extra fire ratings due to building codes, on party walls of semi-detached and townhomes, walls to minimize sound and noise from travelling to other rooms such as theater rooms,and garage walls that are adjacent to the interior of the house for additional fire rating properties.
It is important to install the right and certified gypsum board (drywall) in your house. Before signing a contractor ensure that they walk you through the types of drywalls they will be installing. The following are some commonly used drywalls:
1) ½”drywall most commonly used in the interior and exterior walls of the house and the ceilings.
2) 5/8’’drywall is using for walls are require additional fire rating such as exterior wall of a house that are too close to neighbouring properties, party walls of semi-detached and townhomes, and garage walls that are adjacent to the interior of the house.
3) ¼”drywall is installed on curve walls such as round drop ceilings and a curve staircase.
No, all of the drywall that we use are from reputable North American brands such as USG and Continental Building Products. If you have any specific questions or requirements, please feel free to contact us, we will be happy to provide you with more information.
Greenboard is the drywall that is used in general bathroom area. Bathroom drywall must be moisture-resistant, and it's generally colored green to distinguish it from the regular drywall. This type of drywall isn't appropriate for areas that actually get wet, such as shower areas and around tubs.
Dens Shieldis a type of drywall that is used in shower areas, around tubs and for tile-walls. Dens Shield drywall is quite water resistant, however, some kind moisture-barrier will still need to be placed between the tiles and the drywall.
Fire rated drywall comes with increased ability to withstand fire longer than regular drywall. A standard 1/2' drywall can offer up to half an hour of fire resistance.
A true fire-rated wall extends through the roof between sides of a building, such as a townhouse or apartment complex. It also extends downward through the floor. In essence, it is designed and certified to prevent fire from spreading through a building in the event that one ignites on one side.