Professional Residential Insulation Services
Home Insulation Calgary
Calgary has some of the country’s most unpredictable and sporadic weather. Our ever-changing climate requires Calgary homes to have the knowledge and expertise of an insulation contractor that is not only familiar with the products but the unique needs of the homeowners. There are a variety of methods used to insulate a home, spray foam insulation, blown-in insulation, fiberglass insulation, and even foam boards. Each insulation provides unique benefits and has varying costs for the homeowner.
4 Weather, has been providing professional home insulation services for Calgary & Surrounding areas for years. Our experienced and professional staff will not only find your ideal home insulation system but will make sure it is installed professionally to ensure longevity and proper functionality.
As Calgarians, we are all familiar with the large monthly energy costs associated with heating and cooling a home. Allow the professional insulation contractors at 4 Weather to install the proper insulation system for your home to lower your home’s operating costs and improve the functionality of your house’s insulation. Our estimates are always free and without obligation. Contact 4 Weather for your home insulation needs.
Wall structures in Calgary are predominantly built using wood frames or brick. Wall insulation efforts can boost your walls’ relative R-value up to R-15 with insulated batts and even up to R-28 with spray foam. We make sure we allocate the proper amount of insulation material to fill the cavities between the walls without gaps but prevent over-compression of insulation. We use polyethylene sheeting, preventing moisture from moving from the warm interior into the insulation. There are a number of options a homeowner can use for wall insulation, most commonly with wood frame construction blown-in insulation is used but fiberglass and spray foam alternatives provide varying benefits. If you require new construction home insulation or existing structure home insulation contact 4Weather.
Attic Home Insulation
A home can lose more than 25% of its heat through an uninsulated attic space. Applying effective insulation can lead to a 20% lower energy bill. Proper Home Attic Insulation can greatly improve the ‘R-Rating’ of a home, which improves energy efficiency and lowers a home’s emissions as well as operating costs.
There are a variety of home insulation products to improve a residence’s attic insulation. Most commonly blown-in insulation is used to insulate the attic of a home, but fiberglass, spray foam, radiant barriers, and foam boards are all effective insulation alternatives. Having proper attic insulation is a vital part of creating a sustainable home, if you have any questions about attic insulation methods, products or to book a free estimate contact 4 Weather Insulation Services.
Basements are often the coldest room in Alberta homes. Basement insulation does substantially more than just maintain a consistent temperature in your basement. Proper basement insulation prevents the buildup of basement mold, mitigates harmful radioactive, radon gas particles from entering the basement-dwelling, and also offers beneficial soundproofing advantages. Basement insulation can be applied to the walls exteriors and middle cavities, to the floors, or to the ceiling.
The benefit of having a soundproof home, room, or building is one of life’s simple luxuries. A space without interruption, and removed from chaos. Soundproofing and soundproof insulation are ideal for homes with basement units, split-level units, or side-by-sides. Gypsum Wall Board and spray from insulation are often the most effective forms of soundproof insulation. The level of sound resistance that your home’s walls and ceilings offer is known as the Sound Transmission Class (STC). An average insulated wall offers an STC level of 38 to 52, while an uninsulated wall ranges between STC levels of 15-35. Contact 4 Weather for your home insulation and residential soundproofing. Our qualified soundproof insulation experts will provide a variety of options to mitigate sound.
Insulation materials can be blown-in inside walls, attics, and hard-to-reach areas. Blown-in insulation can be done on new construction projects or existing homes. Blown-in insulation is a great insulation alternative because it is able to form and fit into even the most difficult-to-reach nooks and crannies. Blown-in Insulation is one of the most environmentally friendly insulation options for homeowners as it is comprised of approximately 80% recycled material and is less risk to homeowners and the insulation installer, the products we use are formaldehyde-free, have industry-leading fire safety rating, and maintain an R-Value of 3.4 – 3.8.
Spray Foam Insulation is an insulation product and application method that sprays insulation materials into place using a ‘gun’. Chemicals such as Polyurethane and Isocyanate are applied as a two-component that form an expanding foam that works as an insulator. Spray foam insulation is sprayed into wall cavities, unfinished walls, concrete, or other areas of the home’s interior. Spray foam insulation is one of the most effective insulation methods as it creates a sealing barrier that maintains home temperature working as a vapor barrier. Spray foam insulation also improves the structural integrity of a home, is fire resistant, and can be installed in the hardest-to-reach areas. Spray foam insulation is one of the more expensive insulation methods but offers longer-lasting solutions and higher R-values than other options.
Home Insulation Batts
Batts and blankets are insulation products that are made of cotton, stone wool, and fiberglass. This method works best for new construction projects, installing boards or blankets of insulation in the wall cavities as the construction is in process. Batts are most commonly used in walls and attic spaces. If using this insulation method, it is important to use the services of a professional insulation contractor, as condensation can build up in the gaps between the insulation. For more information on fiberglass, wool, or cotton home insulation batts, contact 4 Weather, our insulation experts can answer any and all of your insulation inquiries.
If you are looking to have your garage properly insulated and transitioned into a livable space then contact 4 Weather Insulation & Roofing. We can assess your garage insulation needs and find the insulation alternative that best suits your needs and budget. Having a properly insulated garage can do more than add enjoyable living space to your home, it improves the comfort of your home and can lower energy bills associated with heating a garage and home. Garage insulation can be installed in the ceiling of the space, the garage walls, and directly on the garage door. To book a garage insulation or home insulation consultation contact 4 Weather today!
Home Insulation R-Value
The R-Value is a term used in the insulation industry that represents a unit of measurement of an insulation product or system’s thermal resistance. The R-Value measures the heat transfer by units per area and units per time.
The thermal resistance or R-Value of a particular material or product represents the effectiveness of that home insulation system, thermal resistance varies greatly among products. The insulation R-value is dependent on the state of solid material’s resistance to conductive heat transfer. For a loose or porous material such as blown-in insulation, the R-value accounts for convective heat transfers through the material, per inch of thickness.
- Insulation batts can range between R-2.9 and 4.2 per inch.
- Loose fills insulation offers an average R-value of 2.2 and 3.3 per inch.
- Spray foam is the most powerful and provides an R-value of 3.6 to 8 per inch, depending on if you use open or closed cell foams materials.
For home insulation tips and advice contact 4 Weather Insulation & Roofing for a free, no-obligation estimate and inspection.