One of the biggest expenses for homeowners in Toronto, Mississauga, and the GTA is heating and cooling energy costs. Homes are not 100% airtight so there is always some degree of energy transfer from the interior to the exterior and vice versus.
Most people are actually surprised when they find out that their homes are not adequately insulated. Even if your home was recently built in the past year or so, it probably still lacks proper insulation. Why?
Because builders are only required to put in the current minimum amount of insulation as detailed in current building codes. Let’s say your home was built in 2015, then you have less insulation than compared to a home built in 2019 as building codes were updated in 2019.
The older your home is, and without any previous insulation improvements, it needs a serious insulation upgrade to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Signs Your Home Needs More Insulation
- Your energy bills keep increasing year over year.
- You notice exterior walls feel cold in winter and warm in summer compared to interior walls.
- You notice you have cold air or hot air drafts.
- You notice temperature differences from one room to the next in the home.
- You notice you have problems with ice dame and ice on the roof in the winter.
- There is never any snow on your roof in winter.
- There is excess condensation on windows.
Why Choose Spray Foam to Upgrade Your Insulation?
Unlike loose fill or rolled fiberglass insulation, spray foam insulation seals up all cracks, crevices, and openings. There won’t be any air leaks left after it is installed. Plus, if you want to top off your wall insulation, basement insulation or crawl space insulation, it gives you the flexibility to determine how thick you want it to increase the R-value.
The R-value is the amount of thermal resistance insulation has in helping maintain indoor air temperatures year-round. The higher the R-value, the greater the effectiveness of the insulation.
Will I Really See an Energy Savings?
If you maximize the amount of insulation in exterior walls, your basement, and your attic, you will notice energy savings within two to three billing cycles. It is important to remember energy bills run behind a little bit. By the third bill, you should notice that it is less compared to the same billing period last year.
How Much Spray Foam Does My Home Need?
It depends on the age of the home, whether any previous improvements were made, and other such factors. The best way to find out how much spray foam insulation your home needs is by calling FoamWorks Insulation at 416-855-3626 and requesting a free, no-obligation quote.