Different Types of Home Insulation
Re-insulating part, or all, of your home. Through our energy assessment, we provide you with a report of the parts of your home that require the most insulation to decrease your energy loss. Usually, this involves adding spray foam insulation to your attic, crawl space(s) and/or walls.You can also retrofit part of your home that has never had insulation. We’ll assess these areas and provide a spray foam insulation estimate to maintain a low energy use. Occasionally homeowners need a wall, ceiling or flooring insulated to prevent drafts.
Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation can be used in both Vented and Non-Vented attic spaces to insulate your and protect your home from inclement weather and moisture-related damages. In a Vented attic spray foam is used where traditional insulation would be; between the floor joists. The rest of the attic is left un-insulated and ventilation is incorporated into the gable, soffit, and ridge vents throughout the roof structure. In a Non-Vented attic spray foam is installed between the roof rafters, along the soffit areas and directly to all exterior surfaces such as gable walls, dormers, etc., to produce an airtight building envelope.
Airflow through cracks and holes in the walls, ceiling and floor is referred to as air infiltration. In addition to the use of spray foam, air infiltration is minimised by caulking and sealing the building envelope. A home that is not sealed for air infiltration will be uncomfortable due to drafts and will use about 30% more energy than a well-sealed home. Controlling air infiltration is one of the most cost-effective energy-efficiency measures in modern construction practices.
Have a new home that is being built? Or have construction already in progress? Request for a spray foam estimate once the foundation and frame have been completed. Our insulators can work alongside architects to provide an estimate at this level of construction.
Homes and Lofts
A Seamless, Airtight Solution
Synthesia’s insulation system for interior walls and lofts provides a seamless airtight solution which – unlike conventional insulation materials – is spray applied.
Insulation is one of the most important aspects of the specification of a home for a number of reasons:
- Thermal efficiency
- Achieves maximum U-values Airtightness
- Thermal conductivity as low as 0.025 W/mk
- Eliminates air infiltration
- Fast to apply and quick to cure
- Flexibility in use
- One solution, many applications
Spray foam insulation is designed for internal walls and lofts, but can also be applied to floors, soffits and, with minimal change in formulation, can be used for cavity wall insulation and stabilisation.
What is an Airtight Home?
The designing, building or retrofitting of an airtight home is a professional approach to identifying traditional building envelope problems and correcting them through the use of spray foam insulation and other air sealing products. Conventional insulation products do not address many of the building envelope concerns that exist today such as:
– Air infiltration
– Vapour drive
– Non-conventional framing
– Non-ventilated attics/crawl spaces
Spray foam insulation is designed to add value to energy savings, indoor air quality, safety, durability and comfort. With the addition of spray foam, homeowners’s gain the peace of mind that their home delivers maximum protection against energy loss and maximum comfort for their family.
What can spray foam do that fibreglass can’t?
With a move toward passive homes, non-vented solutions are becoming the obvious choice for enhanced energy efficiency. Non-vented insulation is applied directly to the underside of the roof sheathing to insulate the entire space from exterior temperatures.
Spray foam can uniquely be installed between the roof rafters, along with the soffit areas and directly to all interior surfaces such as gable walls and dormers to produce an airtight building envelope making the attic a part of the conditioned space of the home.
- Significantly reduce your energy bills
- Improve air quality
- Improved indoor comfort
- Eliminate hot and cold spots
- Reduce infiltration of pollutants, allergens and other asthma triggers
- Longevity, as Synthesia spray foam lasts a building’s lifetime
- Minimising unwanted exterior noise
Synthesia insulation can be used to insulate your attic space and protect your home from inclement weather and moisture-related damage. In a non-vented attic, insulation is applied directly to the underside of the roof sheathing to insulate the entire attic from seasonal heat and cold. Spray foam is installed between the roof rafters, along the soffit areas and directly to all exterior surfaces such as gable walls, dormers etc. to produce an airtight building envelope. Alternatively, spray foam can be applied on the attic floor to create a vented space.
Solutions for cavity filling and insulation
Thanks to its versatility, the polyurethane foam adapts to any type of surface. One of its applications is the filling of large cavities such as thermal tanks, ship holds, temperature-controlled vehicles or tank trucks.