New Construction Insulation2023-02-03T12:21:48-07:00

New Construction Insulation Insulation Edmonton, AB

One of the most important decisions you’ll make is how to insulate your new building. Insulation is key to keeping your new commercial or residential property comfortable and energy efficient.


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There’s a lot that goes into planning for new construction from the design of the property to managing contractors, to the final finishes and features. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is how to insulate your new building. Insulation is key to keeping your new commercial or residential property comfortable and energy efficient. The right insulation will save you money on your energy bills and keep you comfortable all year round.

If you’re in the process of planning a new construction project, it’s important to choose an insulation installer who is knowledgeable and experienced in new construction insulation installations. Hiring an inexperienced insulator can cost you more time and money if the job is not done properly and it will impact the efficiency of your property for years to come. Hire the Proinsulate team and we will help you through the whole process from choosing the right insulation type for your new construction build to installing it properly the first time, at a price that will fit your budget.

New Construction Insulation

Important Factors for New Construction Insulation in Alberta

Modern insulation technologies offer lots of choices for new construction projects with various benefits such as higher R-values, lower profile insulation, eco-friendly materials, vapour barriers, soundproofing, and fireproofing. Insulation is a critical decision for new construction builds in Alberta considering the extreme climate fluctuations we experience. When you are preparing to insulate your new building, there are a few factors you should consider:

  • Insulation levels: The amount of insulation required for your building will depend on what kind of insulation is used, and the regulatory building codes and energy efficiency mandates you are aiming to meet, or exceed. Our team can provide an estimate on the quantity of insulation you will need after assessing the building designs or property.

  • R-value: R-values measure how well a material can resist heat transfer. This is a rating of how well the insulation will prevent heat from passing through the material. The higher the R-value of an insulation product, the less of the product you will need to reach the required insulation levels. When reading an R-value rating, it is per inch of the insulation thickness. So if a material has an R-value of 5, installing 3 inches of the product will result in an R-value of 15 for the insulated area. Insulation ratings vary greatly based on the material, its thickness, and its density. Typically the trade-off among insulation products is the higher the R-value is, the more expensive the product is. Hire the services of our expert team at Proinsulate to help you choose which product is right for your needs.

  • Cost: There are a variety of insulation products available at affordable prices if your budget is tight. Our team is always happy to consult with you on choosing a product that fits your budget. We can also often recommend solutions that will save you money on other materials, for example, many spray foam products can also serve as a vapor barrier removing the need to have a separate vapour barrier installed. Contact us for a free quote and we’ll be in touch right away.
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Choosing an Insulation Product for your New Construction Project

Choosing an insulation product can be one of the most daunting steps for builders. No matter what your construction needs may be, our expert team at Proinsulate will help you choose the best insulation for your needs. This is an overview of some of the most common types of insulation used in new construction available in Edmonton.

Spray polyurethane foam

Spray polyurethane foam is a flexible insulation and sealer that provides a continuous barrier on many surfaces in houses and buildings, including ceilings, walls, and concrete slabs. Spray polyurethane foam is created by blending two fast-reacting liquids, isocyanate and polyol resin, which expands to produce foam when combined Spray foam insulation is becoming increasingly popular in new buildings for a variety of reasons. It completely seals any small cracks and holes in your walls preventing air and moisture from entering or leaving. It is very useful for insulating areas with lots of uneven surfaces and insulating around objects that typically create gaps in insulation, such as around electrical outlets, light fixtures, windows, and doors. Comparatively, spray foam takes up less area than other materials while outperforming them in terms of thermal insulation. Spray foam is perfect for new builds in Edmonton because it provides a greater R-value than typical insulation methods for the same thickness. Many types of spray foam will provide additional benefits in addition to insulation including soundproofing, and fire-stopping by adding additional substances.


Another common type of insulation is fiberglass, which is made of small glass fibers. It is available in rolls or batts or loose fill and can be installed in a variety of ways. Fiberglass batts are a common insulation material in new construction but have many drawbacks. The insulation batts can be cut to size and wedged between ceiling joists and wall studs, but aren’t capable of providing an airtight seal. Additional vapour barriers must be installed when using fiberglass insulation. Fiberglass is a health hazard when disturbed, and fibers are skin and respiratory irritants. Additionally, fiberglass batt insulation doesn’t have the longevity of other insulation like spray foam.

Foam board or Rigid foam board Insulation

Foam board or Rigid foam board Insulation: usually made from polystyrene, comes in the form of pre-made panels that can be cut into different shapes and sizes as needed. Foam boards used widely in new construction projects and unfinished foundational walls are cheaper and much easier to install. Because of the way they are manufactured, foam boards can help strengthen the integrity of the structure. One drawback with using foam boards in your new construction is that it's only suitable for insulating open spaces such as ceilings and walls. Crawl spaces and cavities are not applicable for foam board insulation.

Cellulose insulation

Cellulose insulation is usually applied by using the blow-in insulation method. It is made up of recycled materials such as old newspapers, various fiber-based products, and other environmental products. Its mold-resistant quality makes it an excellent choice for attics, floors, walls, and basements. It discourages the growth of molds, moisture, and mildew which is commonly found in hard-to-reach areas of the house. If there are any areas of the structure with awkward framing, blown-in cellulose insulation will be the best fit.

Cork insulation

Cork insulation is gaining popularity as an environmentally friendly insulation option. If you are seeking to meet LEED certifications or other environmental criteria, you could consider cork insulation as it is a renewal product made from the bark of the oak tree which is regenerative and does not require harvesting the tree to produce. Cork is biodegradable and recyclable at the end of service life, and there are no byproducts made during its production. It has a reasonable R-Value of 3.4 to 4 per inch depending on thickness, it can breathe, and it is fire resistant. Some of its drawbacks include its availability and price. It’s not as commonly used due to the price being more expensive than most other insulation products.

Proinsulate is Local, Experienced, and Family Owned

Benefit from the expertise of local talented insulation installers who understand the northern Alberta climate. Proinsulate has the experience to provide sound recommendations based on your project needs and provide top-quality insulation installations. Contact us today to get a quote on your building and you can rest assured it will be taken care of efficiently and properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best insulation for new construction projects?2022-11-22T08:38:55-07:00

There is no simple answer to this question since the best insulation will vary depending on the type of building and where the insulation is being installed and what options are within the project budget. Each type of insulation has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to consult with a qualified professional to determine which type of insulation is best for your project.

When it meets the project criteria, we often recommend spray foam insulation because it has some of the highest R-values of insulation products available. It is more costly than other insulation solutions, but the longevity of the product and its superior performance make the investment worthwhile.

Why choose ProInsulate for your new construction insulation Installer?2022-11-22T08:39:44-07:00

We are experts in insulation and have a reputation for delivering excellence in all the projects we have completed since our founding in 2016. Our processes are streamlined and our team has been trusted by many large contractors to deliver flawless, high-quality insulation in new buildings in Alberta. We are familiar with the insulation regulations you need to meet and only install high-quality materials. Our team is highly trained and experienced so you can rest assured that the products will perform as expected. You can trust our team to do your project properly the first time and complete the project efficiently. Contact us today to get a quote on your new construction insulation project.

Proinsulate Service Areas

Our team works in Edmonton and surrounding areas including Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, and Leduc. If you have any questions about an insulation project in your area, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

What Our Clients Say

Darin ScherbaDarin Scherba
21:13 30 Sep 22
Fast, top quality and best price. Thank you
Frank VanderbleekFrank Vanderbleek
22:55 16 Sep 21
Greg and his team insulated an exposed portion of a Sun Room addition and did a great job! They were on time, on budget, explained the process very satisfied!
Darren KyfiukDarren Kyfiuk
23:42 21 May 21
Complex job and they went above and beyond and did an amazing job. Don't hesitate to hire them if you want the job done right!
Rob ElliottRob Elliott
16:04 31 Oct 20
Greg and his team were able to get my small job done in a very short time frame. Thank you.They arrived on time, ready to work. Kept everything clean and did a great job.

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