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Why you should consider getting the underside of your cottage spray foamed.

spray foam at the cabin

by Penta Staff

Are you a cottage owner?

Well one of the common complaints that we hear as the summer is coming to an end and the fall is approaching is:

“The floors in my cabin are cold, what can I do?”


The answer is: spray foam insulation.  But keeping your toes warm is not the only benefit of spray foaming the underside of your cabin. 

By getting spray foam installed under your cabin you can see and feel the following results:

  • heating and cooling savings every month
  • Improve your cabin's energy efficiency by using your HVAC equipment less often thanks to spray foam’s air sealing qualities
  • ‘Right-size’ your HVAC equipment because it uses less effort to heat and cool your home
  • Add resale value to your cottage should you choose to sell
  • Reduce amount of allergens, pollutants and moisture entering your home - where it is applied
  • Keep you and your family warm in winter, cool in summer and comfortable all year round
  • Reduce the risk of drafts, hot or cold spots
  • Minimize airborne noise from external sources and noise from within your cabin (such as plumbing runs)
  • Add structural integrity to your home (especially with closed-cell insulation)
But what about mice?  Will spray foam stop Mice? Will they eat it?

Spray foam insulation is a great way to prevent further infestation, but it won’t get rid of mice already living in the cabin.

While mice aren’t generally able to chew through spray foam insulation and they don’t like eating it, it’s a good idea to inspect it yearly to make sure there are no holes. Remember that spray foam exposed to sunlight is subject to damage, so check any exposed areas more frequently. The key to preventing mice from entering the building is to close, fill or cover any openings they may be using to gain entry.

These immediate and long-term benefits are unmatched by traditional insulation types. Fragile, fibrous and inefficient, traditional insulation cannot match the advantages of spray foam.

With such an array of long-term benefits, traditional insulation types cannot compare. Fragile, fibrous and ineffective, traditional insulation such as fiberglass and cellulose fall behind when insulating and air-sealing your home.

Spray foam is also inorganic, which prevents mold growth. It doesn't absorb moisture so it won't compress and lose its R-value. You don't have to worry about it sagging in your walls and leaving open spaces the way batt insulation can. It has its own vapor barrier and it isn't harmful to your indoor air quality once it is cured.

So if you are looking for a solution to an age old problem, contact us and we can help you.We love cottage country and we spend a big part of the summer insulating customers cabins.  

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