Liam Wickens is the owner/operator of Island Insulation. Liam handles each estimate and consultation to ensure every residential and commercial customer fully understands the products and the process.
Island Insulation only uses products supplied by top-quality, trusted manufacturers registered and regulated by Canadian third-party quality control systems. This stringent system ensures both product and installer adhere to strict regulations, including specialized training, with quality, safety, and efficiency in mind. Our employees carry up-to-date industry certifications.
Due to its tried and trusted superior insulating properties, closed-cell foam is preferred by most customers. It provides optimal benefits with a high R-value and acts as an effective vapour barrier while adding structural strength. Its common applications are found in home energy efficiency improvements such as basements, crawl spaces, rim joist areas, as well as in commercial and industrial structures and new home builds.
We will work with you to determine the best type of insulation for your specific needs.
When choosing spray foam or any other type of insulation, it is important to note that they are not all created equal!
OPEN CELL SPRAY FOAM INSULATION (1/2 pound)
Open cell spray foam is a lower density, nonstructural insulation with an R-Value of around R-3.75 per inch. It is not considered to provide a vapour barrier and should never be applied below grade.
CLOSED CELL SPRAY FOAM INSULATION (2 pound)
2lb closed cell spray polyurethane foam boasts superior performance due to its high R-Value per inch and is a complete moisture/vapour/air barrier. It expands to adhere to irregular surfaces and gets into tiny cracks, crevices, and minor imperfections. This air-sealing property makes it ideal for basements, crawl spaces, overhangs, cathedral ceilings, rim joists – the list goes on! The seal provided by 2lb closed cell insulation prevents dust, mold, and other allergens from entering and can even improve a building’s structural strength by up to 400%.
Although closed-cell foam is by far the best insulation product on the market, if your home was built before 2012, chances are you could benefit from an attic top-up with blown-in fibre glass or cellulose. At only about R-2 to R-4 per inch, you need a properly installed, thick layer to achieve good thermal resistance. It does not provide a seal. However, this is a cost-effective way to reduce heat transfer. Liam and his crew can install loose-fill fibre glass or cellulose on top of on your existing insulation. This is a quick, easy and cost-effective way to start reducing your bills and improving the comfort of your home.