How Attic Insulation Helps Regulate Home Temperatures
Posted in Attic Insulation, on October 20, 2020
The attic portion of a home affects energy efficiency more than anything else – and with proper insulation it’s easy to attain significant energy savings. For homeowners looking for spray foam insulation in Toronto, the annual savings can be quite substantial.
A poorly insulated attic will dramatically impact energy efficiency and result in higher-than-usual utility bills (winter and summer). Worse still poor attic insulation compromises indoor comfort while causing room temperatures to fluctuate season to season.
The fact is, proper attic insulation (as well as ventilation) plays a very important role in regulating overall temperatures throughout a home. Simply put, attic insulation keeps warm air inside the home in winter and keeps cool air inside the home in the summer.
Understanding How Attic Insulation Works
When the attic is poorly insulated, air escapes through the roof. It causes the HVAC system to work harder when heating and cooling the home – and that means that more energy is being consumed. On the flip side, when quality insulation is installed, the heating and cooling system is working more efficiently and consuming less energy.
Homeowners choosing spray foam insulation in Toronto save dramatically on energy bills, and even more so than other product installations. While the product and application are somewhat costly, the long-term savings and benefits make the initial investment well worthwhile. Moreover, the enhanced comfort is noticeable season to season.
Different Insulation Products for the Attic
Clearly, there are countless product options when insulating the attic. And, of course, each offers different thermal resistance (R-Value). In general, higher R-Values deliver better performance. What’s most important is to have a professional recommend the best product for the job.
Naturally, product cost motivates homeowners when choosing the product and application to insulate the attic. As such, blown-in insulation is a less costly option when compared to the spray foam. At the same time, consumers get what they pay for in terms of seasonal performance.
Spray foam is considered the most energy-efficient option because it seals and insulates at the same time. The application seals and insulates all the holes, openings, and crevices throughout the attic. Creating an airtight seal is the key to optimizing long term home energy efficiency.
Choosing a Professional for Spray Foam insulation
Spray foam insulation is a unique product and application and should be installed professionally. This is not the right time for a weekend DIY project – spray foam requires product expertise and installation experience. Otherwise the finished application may not deliver the results.
With spray foam insulation in Toronto, it’s far better to do it right the first time. The do-it-yourself option can pose dangers, and with a flawed install it may be necessary to call in a professional. The best approach, and the best performance outcomes are achieved with an expert.
For Spray Foam Insulation in Toronto Count on Four Seasons Insulation
When it comes to home insulation, Four Seasons Insulation does it all. Our installers are highly qualified and our installations are guaranteed. While we specialize in spray foam insulation in Toronto, we also offer blown in cellulose as an alternative. Looking for more? Give us a call at 416-727-4181 or visit our website for more information.