Your home is the single most important purchase you will make in your lifetime. Not only does your home provide you with shelter, it is your retreat and place to relax and unwind with your family and friends. To ensure your home provides years of comfort and is inexpensive to heat and cool, you need an efficient, cost effective and versatile insulation.
Therm-O-Comfort's insulation fits the bill. Available in spray and loose-fill, it can be used to insulate every part of your home including attics, walls, floors and cathedral ceilings. Whether retrofitting your house with additional insulation or insulating a new home, our products deliver the performance you need.
Attics are the quickest and easiest way to save energy and improve the comfort of your home. Our products can be blown over most pre-existing insulation such as fibreglass or rock wool loose-fill or batt insulation (to ensure you are not re-insulating over insulation with known or suspected health risks, such as asbestos or vermiculite, it is recommended you consult with a building or insulation specialist). For new construction the performance of our products is unsurpassed. With the highest R-Value per inch and installed density, our products will provide the greatest protection against ice damming and air infiltration.
To be an effective wall product you need an insulation that can fill all voids and form a tight fit around wires, pipes, and electrical boxes. Whether the walls are sprayed or blown, our products will tighten up the home and prevent moisture related problems. Our loose-fill product is suitable for both retrofit and new construction applications and can be easily installed by contractors and most individuals skilled in home renovation. Spraying walls is accomplished using specialized equipment and is only suitable for contractors with skilled workers. Blown walls provide the greatest protection against air infiltration, and is installed in excess of 2.5 times the density of a regular fibreglass batt.
Floors over unheated living spaces require insulation. Structures built on piers or columns such as cottages, are common examples where an insulated floor is required. Another is living space above an unheated garage. Often builders have struggled with the common problem of cold floor syndrome. In this construction method air can infiltrate through a whole host of areas including the joist perimeter. Batt products afford little protection from air infiltration. Dense packing cellulose is the easiest and quickest alternative to batt insulation and is a fraction of the cost of sprayed foam products.
The area around the perimeter of a floor is a common source of air leakage. Preformed batts require cutting and often don't completely fill the space or form a tight seal. Blowing or Spraying these areas is a quick, easy and effective solution.
Commonly overlooked due to the relatively low contribution to over-all heat loss, basements are often poorly insulated. Additionally, basements require special consideration as the living environment is often exposed to higher humidity levels and sporadic wetting and flooding. Not only do our products provide superior thermal performance, they protect the structure against moisture associated problems such as mould and mildew. Our products are made with natural cellulose fibre which has the unique ability to slowly absorb and release moisture over time, thus preventing condensation problems. With our products' natural anti-fungal borate treatment, will keep your basement from having that musty or mouldy smell.
Whether your home is built with open sloped or enclosed cathedral ceilings, our product is an ideal solution. When ceilings have a pitch (slope) less than 4.5 in 12, loose-fill is the most cost effective solution. For slopes over 4.5 in 12, the ceiling can either be sprayed on open surfaces (scissors truss ceilings) or dense packed in enclosed cavities, provided the proper air flow vents are applied from the soffit to the ridge vent and the material compressed to its non-settling state.
Unlike the long light fibres used in fibreglass blowing products, Therm-O-Light's short flexible fibres allow its use in the most difficult retrofit applications. Our products can be applied into wall cavities through brick mortar joints using a 1/2" nozzle, as well as blown into narrow or thin cavities such as those found in double brick construction.