Insulation Reduces Energy Costs.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. You however probably just want your home to be warm in the winter, cool in the summer, a consistent temperature in all of the rooms and a comfortable safe place for your family to hang out. Insulation is one of the most important elements in achieving these goals.
Where possible we recommend spray foam insulation for the reason's listed below. However while spray foam insulation is ideal for a wide range of uses throughout your house, you may want to review the section on attic insulation if that is your specific area of interest.
Why is Spray Foam Insulation more efficient?
According to research carried out by, amongst others, The Canadian National Research council, US Department of Energy, the main reasons spray foam insulation outperforms traditional foam insulation materials such as fibreglass and cellulose are as follows:
Spray Foam Insulation can reduce HVAC costs by as much as 40% -
This is because KinLar insulation's soy-based spray foam insulation is applied as a liquid and expands to fit every gap, no matter how complex the shape. Fibreglass on the other hand permits air infiltration and convection which can be responsible for up to 35% of the heat loss in a home compared to 8-20% from doors and windows, and 10% from ceilings.
Highest "real world" R-value, lowest energy costs -
2lb closed cell spray foam insulation has an R value of 6 per inch. A typical wall with 3" of spray foam insulation applied achieves an average R value of 21.32 (See diagram). Fibreglass has a theoretical R value of 19. According to independent research perfectly installed fibreglass achieves a measured R value of 17.4 and typically installed fibreglass measured an R value of 13.7 (because of the gaps). Further tests revealed the measured R value dropped a further 50% when the outside temperature dropped to -28C (not that cold for Ontario), due to the pressure difference between interior and exterior temperatures and convection causing the plastic barrier to compress the fibreglass and reduce its efficiency. Real world R values for Fibreglass at -28 C measured a mere 6.8. KinLar Insulation's spray foam insulation R-value is not influenced by the exterior temperature.
Protecting your home and your family's health -
Because KinLar Insulation's spray foam insulation provides both an air barrier and a vapour barrier it prevents air and water infiltration preventing wall condensation that can result in mould, mildew and wall degradation.
Air quality is affected by numerous factors including allergens, particles in the air, and gases. Air infiltration is a major cause of poor air quality, allowing exterior dust and allergens to enter the home. In addition, all building products give off gases or particles to a degree, some at higher levels than others. KinLar Insulation’s spray foam insulation solution helps to control air quality in several important ways:
- It blocks air infiltration and keeps allergens to a minimum.
- The superior air barrier of Polarfoam PF-7300 discourages moisture build-up
- Polarfoam PF-7300 SOYA emits no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) or CFCs (Chloro Fluoro Carbons). It contains no formaldehyde or bleach and has received the GREENGUARD Children & Schools certification from Greenguard.org
Environmentally Friendly -
Aside from the large reduction in emissions resulting from less energy loss simply seeping through your walls, there is also the impact of the production of the material to consider. Fortunately KinLar Insulation's spray foam insulation is:
- Made from vegetable oils and recycled plastic bottles
- A Zero Ozone Depletion Substance
- Conforms to the LEED program
- Is the Green insulation solution of choice for residential properties
An insulation contractor you can trust
All work carried out by KinLar Insulation is backed by a 2 year warranty. KinLar is Renomark and CUFCA certified. Why not check out our impecable Better Business Bureau rating.
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Still want to learn more? Check out these Frequently Asked Questions about spray foam insulation.