Be it a new build OR retrofit – If you’re looking to insulate your home or business Avenue Insulation is the company for you!
Our skillful application of closed cell polyurethane spray-in-place foam insulation provides a healthier more energy efficient solution than other insulation alternatives.
Properly installed closed cell foam appeals to the eco-friendly with its long term thermal benefit outweighing the need to replace it over time.
Its unique vapor seal plus antifungal factor make it a product of choice as the material itself does NOT harbor mould.
Not surprisingly we see close cell foam used in homes and schools, to address troublesome areas — where allergies are a BIG concern.
Its high performance capability greatly minimizes energy consumption — making it ideal for Green Building. This shift to sustainable or ‘green building’ design and construction is an opportunity to use resources most effectively, while creating healthier and more energy-efficient homes.
Less energy consumed over time = less environmental impact + BIG SAVING$.
Heating your home efficiently is an excellent way to save on the running costs of your home. Yet without quality insulation it’s an ongoing battle– because the heat being generated is constantly escaping AND ever increasing your energy bills. You can permanently save money right from day one.
Less energy consumed over time = less environmental impact + BIG SAVING$. Heating your home efficiently is an excellent way to save on the running costs of your home. Yet without quality insulation it’s an ongoing battle– because the heat being generated is constantly escaping AND ever increasing your energy bills. You can permanently save money right from day one.
Typical Home Heat Loss
There are many ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency…but first it helps to understand HOW a home works.
Our homes provide shelter from the sun, rain, wind & snow. They keep us warm and comfortable. The floor, walls, roof, windows and doors all help to do this. This ‘building envelope’ separates our warm and cozy indoors from the variable weather outside. To maintain our comfortable indoors, this envelope MUST control the flow of heat. Or we suffer throughout the changing seasons.
Heat moves in any direction – up, down or sideways – but always from a warm spot to a cold. A heated room over an unheated garage = a cold season ‘troublespot’. It will lose an enormous amount of heat through the floor. Since heat ALWAYS moves to the cold.
It’s the job of the building envelope…to keep the heat in + cold out in Winter to keep the cold in + heat out in Summer.
A healthy house today is:
- properly ventilated (where required)
A well-insulated house… is a bit like dressing for the weather. A wool sweater will keep you warm IF the wind is not blowing AND it’s not raining. On a windy, rainy day, wearing a nylon shell over your wool sweater helps keep you reasonably dry and warm. A house is similar.
On the outside, underneath the brick or siding, there is an air barrier that does the same thing as the nylon — it keeps the wind from blowing through. Then there is the insulation (like your sweater) …and then a vapour barrier, which helps keep moisture away from the house structure where it can do damage.
How effective is your current insulation?
- Where are the obvious gaps in your Building’s envelope?
- Are some rooms roasting HOT in Summer? freezing COLD in Winter?
- Do your toes seriously complain about icy Floors in Winter?
- Is there an excess of heat, damp, mildew or cold in your home?
- Do you or your Family members suffer from airborne allergies in your home?
Seasonal Signs of Insulation Problems
In the Winter
- walls cold to touch
- cold floors
- high heating costs
- uneven heating levels within building
- mold growing on walls
In the Summer
- uncomfortably hot inside air
- high cooling costs
- ineffectiveness of air conditioning system
- mold growing in basement
How’s your Attic doing?
- Is the existing insulation too Low? (NOT enough)
- Old and Depleted? (NO longer functioning)
- Trampled or disturbed? (compressed by workers/or rodents)
- Missing or torn vapour barrier? (Older Attics usually have NO vapour barrier)
- Water damaged? (roof leak)
- Foul smelling? (smoke/animal odors) or Soiled? (rodents)
- Do multiple ceiling/roof penetrations impact your home? (pot-lights / skylights)