Sprayfoam insulation is by far the most superior insulation method in the market today for basements. When installed by an experienced and professional contractor, sprayfoam will provide the following;
Other methods of insulation such as batt, rigid boards, and blankets stand at no comparison with sprayfoam. These methods do not add structural strength, do not air seal the walls completely, and have high chances of getting mould. As a result, these ineffective methods end up costing you more than sprayfoam over the years!
When installed by an experienced contractor, sprayfoam insulation expands into the tightest areas and can seal every inch of area. This creates an air and vapour barrier for your basement exterior wall which no other insulation method can provide. Comparatively, fiberglass insulation is an outdated and ineffective method of insulation. It requires installers to install the batts into the frame, cover the batts with an approved vapour barrier, and then tape and seal all the openings of electrical outlets, HVAC and plumbing openings, around windows and doors, and the accidental cuts in the vapour barrier.
Every non-sealed area during batt installation could end up costing you thousands of dollars in the long run in heating and cooling expenses and lower your home comfort. This issue is non-existent when sprayfoam is installed since the foam expands in all directions, covers all areas that is contacts, and create an air and vapour barrier.
When you insulate your basement with sprayfoam there will be virtually zero air leakage as the exterior envelop is air tight. This results in huge energy savings as lower capacity of HVAC system is required to maintain the temperature of the basement! This is the reason why increasing numbers if owners and builders are sprayfoaming the basements. The cost savings eventually Pay the Cost of Sprayfoam Off Over the Years!
A growing number of homeowners, general contractors, and builders are choosing to insulate their projects with sprayfoam instead of batt insulation. This is because a house that is sprayfoamed results in lower energy bills, greatly increases the comfort level of the homes, increases the re-sale values of the homes, is environmentally friendly, and will ultimately cost you less then batt insulation in the long-run.
Building code in Toronto and GTA are now calling for basement foundation walls to be insulation with 2lb sprayfoam insulation
A mindful contractor will always advise clients to sprayfoam the joist pockets of their exterior walls. Joist pockets are very difficult and tight areas to insulate. Batt insulation doesn't seal the tight joist framing properly. However, sprayfoam will easily cover all tight areas and work well around the odd framing of joist pockets because it expands to fill the areas it contacts, resulting in complete air seal. This is why we advise all our clients to sprayfoam the joist pockets instead of batt insulation.
An experienced contractor will always advise their potential clients to sprayfoam the waterlines installed on the exterior walls of the house. This will ensure you don’t have cold showers in the winters!
For your next insulation project, call SULTAN Contractors for a free consultation appointment. Our estimators will guide you through the insulation process, the costs and benefits of various insulation products, and how SULTAN Contractors can help you insulate your house properly resulting in large savings in the long run.
SULTAN Contractors has over 15 years of solid experience in the insulation field. We have built a reputation for great quality workmanship and professionalism. Our installers are licensed, experienced, and insured. This is the reason why a growing number of homeowners, builders, and general contractors are putting their trust on Sultan Contractors for all their sprayfoam projects.