Spray foam Calgary is preferred because of its effectiveness in the reduction of energy loss. This is the only solution that will add structural strength, create airtight seals, create water/vapor barriers and offer much more benefits in addition to preventing heat loss/gain. However, before you consider this option for your new or existing home, it is important to understand how it can change the construction process. Making the decision to use SPF before you start working on the frame will save you a great deal of time and money. Below are the main ways in which SPF can affect the construction process.
No need for the 2X6
In order to get a higher R-value, you will need a bigger additional expense for the 2×6 for the walls. This is because traditional insulating materials are more bulky. This is not the case with Calgary spray foam. Spray foam has a higher R-value of more than 6.0 per inch of thickness. This is considerably high when you consider the R-value of fiberglass which is about 3.0 per inch of thickness. During construction, you will not need to leave too much space for the insulating material.
No need for bigger internal gaps in the corners
More often than not, in order to accommodate the bulkiness of fiberglass and other materials, construction needed to leave a larger internal gap when framing. This is meant to allow for the insulation team to get to these areas and better seal them. This is no longer the case when you are using polyurethane Calgary. Spray foam can be installed virtually anywhere. This is for the simple reason that it is injected into the desired site and not stacked as is the case with fiberglass and other cellulose solution.
No need for installing gaskets
To prevent unwanted air infiltration, when using other insulating materials, the construction team had to install gaskets between the bottom plate of the perimeter walls and the slab. This is not the case when you are using spray foam Calgary. SPF creates airtight seals. It can hence be used as a gasket to prevent air infiltration.
No need for strengthened frame
Fiberglass is quite heavy. When several fiberglass butts are stacked, they may weaken a structure. Calgary spray foam is light. This means you don’t have to strengthen your frame just to accommodate the insulating materials. What is more is that once it is cured, spray foam will add structural strength.
No need for bigger HVAC
With help from competent spray foam contractors Calgary, you will be able to prevent heat loss/gain significantly. This means that you don’t need to invest in a larger HVAC any more. Studies show that an average home will use up to 30% smaller A/C unit.
There are so many more ways that the use of spray foam Calgary can affect construction. The important thing is to make sure that the SPF is installed by an experienced team of contractors who know what they are doing.