Spray Foam Insulation Services Victoria

There are a variety of insulating products and systems that are used in homes, buildings or other projects, each having their own unique characteristics and cost.

Most insulation companies provide a limited number of these products or services. As Alpine Insulation is the only full-service insulation provider on Vancouver Island, we are not limited in terms of the options that we can provide to our customers. We try to fit the best system to your needs, your building and your budget – rather than simply selling you a single service.

New Construction Spray Foam Insulation

Alpine Insulation is the only Victoria insulation company that can manage large, multi-service commercial building projects independently. Our experienced staff, estimators and manpower enable us to succeed at larger projects as we can dedicate the resources that are required to meet the ever changing timetable that often accompanies commercial building.

Alpine is bondable and is familiar with Contractor Default Insurance programs such as Subguard from Zurich. While we are much more comfortable providing bonding, we will discuss any project with a client. We have long-term relationships with most of the commercial builders on the Island, and have been in business for over 42 years; which is the most valuable pre-qualification status any project owner could ask for.

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Residential Spray Foam Insulation

Alpine Insulation carries out spray foam insulation activities for over 800 residential building projects a year in Victoria and on Vancouver Island. We have an excellent record when it comes to meeting deadlines, passing inspections and providing exceptional service. With 5 full-time estimators and 50 full-time insulators, we are able to meet and accommodate the flexible nature of residential construction projects when it comes to residential spray foam insulation on Vancouver Island.

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Retrofit and Upgrades

A home functions as a complete system when it comes to insulation, and it is therefore important to look at all areas of your home when looking at insulation repairs or upgrades. While the attic is the most critical area of your home, a well-insulated attic will be largely ineffective if there are giant heat loss areas in the exterior walls, basement, or crawlspace. For this reason, it is important that homeowners consider each of the areas listed below. 

Alpine Insulation understands that upgrades can be expensive, and many homeowners simply can’t afford to conduct all the required work at once. If homeowners have a plan and the right expectations, insulation upgrades can be done over time. Generally, each upgrade will save a homeowner money on their heating costs, which they can use to fund the next stage of work that they wish to conduct. Regardless of the size of your renovation or upgrade Alpine Insulation is available to provide you with a variety of services and products to suit your needs.

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Spray foam insulation is a long-term investment for your property

Spray foam insulation isn’t just a short-term fix: it’s a long-term investment in your home or building’s structural integrity, comfort and sustainability. Spray foam insulation is resilient against settling, pests, moisture and the need for maintenance. Once installed it continues to perform effectively keeping your home comfortable and energy efficient without the hassle of upkeep.

Spray foam insulation is designed with longevity in mind. If you are looking to secure the future of your home or building, consider the long-lasting advantages of spray foam insulation. 

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Noise reduction

We all cherish moments of peace and tranquility, but sometimes unwanted noise interrupts our serenity. Whether noisy neighbors, traffic, or the hum of appliances, a quiet environment is a precious commodity. Fortunately spray foam insulation has a remarkable ability to create a quiet space. 

Spray foam isn’t just about keeping your spaces cozy, it is also a fantastic sound insulator: the dense closed cell structure of spray foam insulation absorbs sound vibrations. This comprehensive coverage blocks noise from traveling into or throughout your home or building.

Energy efficiency

Spray foam does more than just insulate, Unlike other insulation products that only slow down heat transfer. Spray foam instead acts as an effective barrier preventing heat transfer entirely. It also provides an air barrier to prevent air leakage and a vapor barrier in one step

Spray foam insulation expands into crevices and blocks air filtration. This allows a home or building’s A/C & HVAC systems to run more efficiently. Because of this, buildings insulated with spray foam require less energy to heat or cool, which reduces their carbon footprint and environmental impact as a whole.

Environmentally friendly

One of the key benefits of spray foam insulation is that it has a lower environmental impact compared to other insulation products. Spray foam is made from renewable and sustainable materials. The production of polyurethane spray foam insulation is less damaging to the environment, and can be made with eco friendly additives such as recycled plastic materials helping to further reduce environmental impact.

By choosing spray foam insulation, homeowners and building designers can contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future.

Discover the benefits of spray foam insulation on Vancouver Island

When you choose Alpine Insulation, you get a range of benefits: 

  • Peace of Mind: Our team has all the necessary insurance and has built a solid professional reputation. 
  • Certified Insulators: We provide ongoing training for all our technicians, ensuring they have Caliber certification and work under health and safety legislation. 
  • Proven Success: We’ve worked with clients all over Vancouver Island and go out of our way to provide a professional and friendly service. As you can see, our many testimonials speak for themselves. 
  • No Obligations: If you’re interested in our services, please contact us. A professional insulator will assess your needs and issue a no-obligation quote. You pay nothing unless you proceed with our spray foam insulation service. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Spray foam insulation is an insulation and air barrier material that seals walls, floors, and ceiling cavities against air movement.  Spray foam can be sprayed into an open cavity, like in new construction, attics, crawl spaces, and rim joists. It can also be used in existing homes, commercial buildings, and pole barns. As long as the cavities are open and there is access, then the spray foam can be applied. Spray foam never loses its shape. Unlike conventional insulation materials, spray foam fills cracks, gaps, and crevices on installation. It won’t compress, sag, or settle over time.

The two main types of spray foam insulation are known as closed-cell and open-cell spray foam insulation. Before installing spray foam insulation in a home or building, many people wonder what the main differences between these materials are.

Closed-cell spray foam insulation refers to spray foam that consists of completely encapsulated cells that are tightly pressed together. Open-cell spray foam, on the other hand, refers to spray foam that consists of cells that aren’t completely closed.

One of the biggest differences between these two types of insulation is their R-value. These two materials also differ in their consistency. Closed-cell spray foam is dense and rigid, which prevents air and moisture from infiltrating the foam and allows it to add structural strength and impact resistance to buildings. Open-cell spray foam, however, has a flexible, lightweight consistency that makes it easier to install and ideal for hard-to-reach areas.

A two-part mixture is applied by trained professionals to a surface. The spray mixture expands rapidly to fill all cracks and voids, completely and permanently adhering to wood, masonry, metal, concrete, and most other construction materials.

Many homeowners don’t want to install insulation that will require a lot of maintenance or frequent replacement. Homeowners will be happy to discover that, when installed correctly, spray foam insulation should last throughout the entire lifespan of one’s home. Once it hardens, spray foam will retain its shape indefinitely and will not lose R-value (thermal resistance) over time—as many other insulation materials do. As such, homeowners won’t have to worry about maintaining or updating their insulation after installing spray foam insulation in their homes.

When choosing between multiple insulation materials, many people want to know what unique benefits spray foam insulation provides. Some of the most notable advantages of this effective insulation material include:

  • Reduces Energy Bills: The high R-value of spray foam insulation helps prevent heat from entering or leaving one’s home. As a result, temperature control systems won’t have to consume as much energy, and homeowners can enjoy lower monthly energy bills.
  • Long-Lasting: As previously stated, spray foam insulation typically lasts throughout the entire lifetime of a house without losing its shape or declining in R-value.
  • Improved Air Quality: By forming an air-tight seal, spray foam insulation prevents harmful outdoor allergens such as dust, pollen, mold, and mildew from entering one’s home. In this respect, spray foam insulation can improve the indoor air quality in a home or building.
  • Deters Moisture: Unlike many insulation materials, closed-cell spray foam insulation does not absorb water. As such, any leaks or floods that occur will not require homeowners to replace their spray foam insulation.

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Learn About Our Rebates

Great news for homeowners looking to upgrade the energy efficiency of their home! There are two major rebate/grant programs available to homeowners in BC: both the federal Canada Greener Homes grant program and the provincial CleanBC Better Homes rebate program.

Additionally, for households that qualify, the CleanBC program also offers an Income Qualified Program (IQP) that can cover 60% or 95% of your upgrade.

Your Alpine Insurance estimator can provide you with an idea of what you may qualify for in terms of a rebate, once they have conducted their inspection and prepared your quote. As it is the responsibility of the homeowner to apply for the grant, it is important that homeowners read and understand the program and its requirements.