In­su­la­tion that can go any­where

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Flex­i­bil­ity and ver­sa­til­ity. Those are two big rea­sons why so many peo­ple have warmed up to spray foam in­su­la­tion over the last few years.

The prod­uct can be ap­plied any­where, points out Pat Dubeau, owner of En­viro-Tec Cus­tom Foam In­su­la­tion.

Since he be­gan the busi­ness nine years ago, he and an em­ployee have in­stalled the in­su­la­tion in homes, busi­nesses, barns, hot tubs, ship­ping con­tain­ers, and around un­der­ground pipes. “The prod­uct works,” says Mr. Dubeau, not­ing that the spray is a fea­si­ble al­ter­na­tive to the con­ven­tional batts.

The sealant is par­tic­u­larly use­ful in those hard-to-reach ar­eas such as crawl spa­ces and on un­even sur­faces.

Greener

De­vel­op­ments have made the prod­ucts greener, mean­ing that they now con­tain less ozonede­plet­ing el­e­ments.

Mr. Dubeau has two lo­ca­tions – a foam in­su­la­tion op­er­a­tion in Ap­ple Hill, and a Corn­wall shop, which spe­cial­izes in cus­tom box lin­ers for trucks.

Serv­ing a re­gion from the Québec bor­der to Hawkes­bury to Ottawa, Mr. Dubeau says that foam in­su­la­tion is now avail­able in eight dif­fer­ent colours. But the hue has no ef­fect on in­su­la­tion value.

Pay­backs

Adding in­su­la­tion to your home is a great way to in­crease the com­fort of your liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment. Adding in­su­la­tion to an ex­ist­ing home will reg­u­late the tem­per­a­ture, mak­ing your liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment more en­joy­able.

In­su­la­tion will also in­crease sound con­trol. In­su­la­tion cre­ates a sound bar­rier, keep­ing un­wanted sounds out and pro­tect­ing your pri­vacy by keep­ing the sounds from inside your home from be­ing au­di­ble out­side. In­su­lat­ing your home also cre­ates a mois­ture bar­rier, keep­ing un­wanted damp­ness out of your house. This will pro­tect all of your posses­sions in­doors and cre­ate a much more com­fort­able liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment inside.

Safe and cozy

Another ben­e­fit of in­su­la­tion is keep­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal pol­lu­tants and al­ler­gens out of your home.

This pro­tec­tive layer cre­ates an added bar­rier be­tween you and the out­side world, keep­ing your home en­vi­ron­ment reg­u­lated, healthy and com­fort­able.

HOT OP­TION:

Spray foam in­su­la­tion has be­come an al­ter­na­tive to con­ven­tional batts.

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