Calgary spray foam has proven time and again to be one of the most reliable insulation solution homeowners can use. It has a high R-value; helps create airtight seals and can be used in hard to insulate areas. You should also note that this solution has a long lifespan of more than 30 years. As a result of these and more benefits, SPF is also used in other areas including transport trucks. If you plan on using SPF, there are a few things you need to do to get the best results.
The first thing you need to do is make sure that you maintain consistency throughout the project. The mistake people make when covering the building envelope is that of assuming that just because they have sealed the problem areas, they don’t need to use as much spray foam Calgary in other areas. This leads to inconsistencies in the R-value. If the recommended R-value has not been achieved, you will have violated the building code and heat loss/gain will be experienced in the areas with a thinner layer of SPF.
Use the right type
The type of spray foam you end up using will also have a part to play. There are two types of SPF and they all have varying R-values and densities. Closed cell SPF denser and it has a high R-value of more than 6.0 per inch of thickness. Its high density makes it the ideal choice for use on exterior walls. It also excels in adding structural strength and creating water barriers. Open cell SPF on the other hand is less dense and has a lower R-value of 3.5 per inch of thickness. It is best used on interior walls and excels in sound dampening. When deciding on the SPF to use, you have to consider your project needs and base your choice on that.
Use the right equipment
How well you install polyurethane Calgary will depend on the equipment you use. Remember that the chemicals used to create the foam have to be combined properly, in the right temperature and amount. If you use the wrong installation equipment, you will notice poor results in the formation of the foam.
Work with a contractor
The best way to go when working with spray foam is to work with spray foam contractors Calgary. They have the training, experience and equipment needed to install SPF properly. Always bear in mind that you only have one shot at getting things right when it comes to spray foam. Removing cured SPF can be both expensive and problematic.