The Benefits of Multifoil Insulation over Spray Foam
What are the Benefits of using Multifoil Insulation instead of Spray Foam Insulation?
This blog will discuss Multifoil Insulation in comparison to Spray Foam Insulation. It will also explain why using Multifoil Insulation is better for your home, health and the environment.
What is Spray Foam Insulation?
Spray foam is a two-part liquid insulation material that can be used to insulate your floors, walls, loft and roof. Although this type of insulation has the ability to fully seal your home, preventing air or moisture from coming in, it can also have a detrimental effect on your home & health…
This type of insulation is made of up of isocyanate and polyol resin, which releases harmful fumes during installation. This must only be installed by specialists in full protective clothing. As this insulation can only be installed by fully trained professionals, it can make the upfront cost higher than Multifoil Insulation.
Having an airtight home means that any moisture created inside your home will not have anywhere to escape to. So, without a proper ventilation system, using spray foam could cause mould or condensation issues.
Compared to fitting Multifoil insulation, the overall installation process of spray foam is longer and can be a lot messier. Once Spray foam has been applied, residents are required to leave their home for 24 hours due to hazardous chemicals and fumes.
Another big disadvantage to spray foam is that it starts to peel after about 15 years (if not before), so will need to be replaced. Disposing of this old material can be quite difficult, as it is not a Biodegradable product. This means most landfills will refuse to take it, not a very environmentally friendly option.
Taking into consideration the above points, it is understandable that homeowners and companies alike are opting to use the safer and easier to use alternative; Multifoil Insulation.
What is Multifoil Insulation & How does it work?
Multifoil insulation is a reflective material which is made up of multiple layers of foil and wadding.
Here at Multifoils Direct we have many different options of Multifoil insulation, from Market leading SuperQuilt, to Eco-tec Floor Foam. We stock most of these insulation options in a variety of sizes, so you can select the right amount for any project.
This type of insulation is an all-year rounder! It works well in the Winter, reflecting infa-red radiation (heat) back into your home. This means less heat loss, helping to reduce your energy bills. Then in Summer months, the foil reflects excess sun-rays away from the house to prevent excessive heat from getting in.
Multifoil Insulation helps to maintain an ambient temperature in your home all year round.
What are The Benefits of using Multifoil Insulation over Spray Foam?
– All of our products are completely safe both to install in your home. There is no need for protective clothing or equipment when installing. You also have peace of mind afterwards, knowing there are no harsh chemicals within your home.
-Our insulation is very simple to install yourself, and our website is full of handy ‘How-To Guides and Installation Videos’
– Multifoils require very low maintenance, and last the lifetime of the build.
– This type of insulation is very Cost Effective. Much cheaper than Spray Foam or traditional insulation materials, such as PIR (rigid board such as Kingspan and Celotex).
– Features a 2-in-1 Vapour Control layer which reduces condensation and moisture. Can also be used on a number of surfaces, including walls, floors, roofs etc.
– Multifoil Insulation products are designed to last the lifetime of the application. No need to remove after 15 years like spray foam!
Our most popular Multifoils:
EcoQuilt Expert – A 6-layer Multifoil blanket that can be used in many applications. A cheaper alternative to SuperQuilt! This is the most popular reflective insulation for those not required to satisfy building control.
EcoTec Floor-Foam – At only 4mm thick this is the perfect, easy to install product, suitable for beneath laminate, wood, carpets and more!
BreatherQuilt – Made up of 11 perforated layers, including a breather membrane, this product is ideal for roof refurbishments or new builds.
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