Calgary spray foam is one of the best materials you can get your hands on when remodeling or constructing a new building. The insulation can even be used on refrigerated trucks. The best thing about SPF is that it is durable, effective in reducing heat loss/gain and it is not a source of food for pests. In addition to that, it will create water and vapor barriers as well as create airtight seals. However, for you to get these benefits, you have to do everything right the first time round. In this post, we will be looking at the main reasons why getting everything right is so important.
Removing cured foam is hard
The main reason is because removing cured spray foam Calgary is very hard. The process is both tedious and expensive. Once it cures, SPF hardens into a rigid solid that adheres strongly to the surfaces it is applied on. Removing it means scrubbing it from the surfaces. This is unlike fiberglass which can be removed easily. It is this property that makes SPF so effective in insulation and very durable.
When hiring spray foam contractors Calgary, it is wise to check if they include SPF removal in their contract. This will come in handy in case something goes wrong.
Spaces can lead to problems
Another reason why getting everything right is so important is the simple fact that the improper installation of polyurethane Calgary will cause problems. If the entire building envelop is not covered, you will still have to deal with the frustrating heat gain/loss. It can be hard to pinpoint the problem areas. Covering all the spaces will help reduce the problems. For this, you need to start by understanding the building envelop and ensuring that every area is covered and with the right thickness.
Wrong R-value will cause issues
How reliable Calgary spray foam is will depend on the R-value. Closed-cell spray foam has an R-value of more than 6.0 per inch of thickness. Before you start using this solution, you need to take a look at the building codes to know the recommended R-value in insulation. You should then ensure that the desired thickness is achieved throughout. Inconsistencies in insulation will cause insulation problems and also cause problems when the inspector comes in.
Uncured foam is hazardous
Last but not least, uncured spray foam Calgary is harmful. During installation, you need to wear the right protective gear and make sure you protect the environment too. Some of the damages the chemicals can cause are irreversible. Make sure your job site is well protected before you start working.