Spray Foam Insulation FAQ

Spray Foam Insulation Frequently Asked Questions:

WHAT IS THE COST OF YOUR FOAM INSULATION?

There are a great number of variables that affect the cost of any job. R value; size and location of area to be sprayed; personal budget; code requirements and many many more factors affect the end price. For this reason we ask you to contact us directly to discuss your needs. We will be happy to provide a free quote on site. Note: Spray Foam Insulation qualifies for the Home Renovation Tax Credit offered by the Govt. of Canada.You may be eligible for government grants through the ecoENERGY grant program.

CAN SPRAY FOAM BE USED IN LARGE BUILDINGS OR BARNS?

Yes. Our 2 lb closed cell insulation works great in steel buildings and barns. It offers tremendous protection from the elements. Foam applied to the underside of a roof deck or walls seals out rain and snow, therefore preventing damage to the contents of the building. Foam insulation is also beneficial in keeping rodents out as it has no food value. It also will block out the smell of any feed or food within the building, preventing rodents from knowing that there is food present.

WHAT SPRAY FOAM INSULATION PRODUCTS DO YOU USE?

We use both Walltite ECO from BASF as well as Enerthane 2000 from HTS. for our 2 lb closed cell insulation. Dependent on the application, we also use a variety of other foams. ie. low flame spread foam for oil field applications; 3 lb foam for roofing; Efficiency Plus (HTS) for 1/2 lb foam insulation.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 1/2 LB AND 2 LB INSULATION?

1/2 lb spray foam insulation is an open celled product. This means it has the consistency of a sponge. It is soft and allows for some water penetration if not vapour barriered. It has excellent sound deadening capabilities.
2 lb spray foam insulation is a closed cell product. This means it is similar to a plastic, eliminating any water penetration and is very hard. This has the best R value per inch (R6.3).

HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I SAVE BY USING SPRAY FOAM INSULATION?

Our 2lb closed cell insulation has been proven to reduce energy costs by up to 40%!

WHAT IS THE R VALUE OF YOUR PRODUCT?

For 2 lb closed cell insulation is R6.3 per inch sprayed. 1/2 lb closed cell insulation is 3.5 per inch sprayed. R value is a decieving number as it does not account for extreme cold or extreme wind. Our 2 lb closed cell insulation has been proven to achieve 83% of its R value in extreme conditions compared to fiberglass which can sometimes achieve as little as 47% of its R value in extreme wind or cold conditions.

 

ARE YOU CERTIFIED TO SPRAY FOAM INSULATION?

Yes. Our sprayers are CCMC certified to spray our insulation. We have intensive training from both Hesterman Technical Services and BASF. Our products are also CCMC approved