Far more superior than any other type of insulation. Spray foam insulation is a multipurpose material, it acts as insulation as well as a vapour barrier. Spray foam insulation is recognized by our industry as the best insulation solution for its speedy installation, high R-Value, sealing, moisture resistance, and structural properties. As a homeowner, there are many issues that will arise that can be a simple fix with the installation of spray foam including; moisture or condensation issues, insects or pests, high heating or cooling bills, drafts, improvement of furnace/air conditioner function, mold prevention, radon gas prevention.
Insulating your attic is often a task that gets overlooked when undergoing home improvements. Blown attic insulation is rather cost efficient compared to other types of insulation and has a variety of benefits. Attic insulation stabilizes the temperatures through out the house and when done properly can noticeably increase the comfort of the occupants of the home. Improper installations cause mold and condensation leading to far more serious issues. It is crucial to add sufficient airflow to account for temperature changes. Attic insulation is very important for keeping your heating and cooling bills down. It’s estimated that a properly insulated attic can save you 10-50% on your heating bill (especially important in Ontario’s climate). BDK Foam insulation uses top-quality fiberglass blowing agents to achieve your desired results.
Batt insulation is the most common kind of insulation made up of extremely fine fibers of sand and recycled glass therefore this product is noncombustible and doesn’t absorb or hold water. Batt insulation is also sound-absorbent and reduces noise. This type of insulation solution is typically the most cost-efficient way of insulating homes but does require vapour barrier. In addition, batt insulation can be used in a variety of ways throughout the home in all open areas or cavities that require insulation such as; attics, wall/ joist cavities and ceilings.
Thermal Barrier or Fire coating is a sprayed paint-like material that is designed to delay/prevent a rise in temperature of spray foam insulation in exposed settings. In accordance with the Ontario Building Code (OBC), any exposed foamed plastic insulation materials must be covered in a thermal barrier.
“(2) Foamed plastic insulation; insulation having a flame-spread rating not more than 25 on any exposed surface or any surface that would be exposed by cutting through the material in any direction, is permitted in a building required to be of noncombustible construction provided the insulation is protected from adjacent space in the building, other than adjacent concealed spaces within wall assemblies, by a thermal barrier consisting of,
(a) not less than 12.7 mm thick gypsum board mechanically fastened to a supporting assembly independent of the insulation,
(b) lath and plaster mechanically fastened to a supporting assembly independent of the insulation,
(d) concrete, or
(e) any thermal barrier that meets the requirements of classification B when tested in conformance with CAN/ULC-S124, “Test for the Evaluation of Protective Coverings for Foamed Plastic”.”