Spray foam Calgary is a great insulation material you can use in both new constructions and in renovations. The benefits that come with this solution are numerous. It excels in every way over fiberglass and cellulose. However, before considering the installation of this solution, it is good to understand the things that it will not do.
Settle or sag after a few years
The first point you should understand about SPF is that it will not sag or settle after a few years. This is the norm with the likes of fiberglass and cellulose. After a few years of use, these materials tend to settle/sag. This leaves gaping holes through which air infiltration and heat transfer takes place. Calgary spray foam retains its rigid nature for years. It adheres strongly to the surfaces it is installed on and it never sags or weakens after a few years. This is the only solution that will serve you for generations. It has a lifespan of more than 30 years.
Provide a source of food for pests
Another thing you need to understand about polyurethane Calgary is that it never serves as a source of food or hiding place for pests. Rats can gnaw fiberglass and cellulose. However, they will not be able to do so with spray foam. The reason for this is because cured SPF is basically rigid plastic which is hard to chew through. What this simply means is that the installation of SPF will not only help you keep pests away but also keep them out by sealing the entryways. This is something you will not get with any other insulation material.
Fiberglass and cellulose will accumulate water if there is a leak. These materials will then hold the water which will in turn end up causing both rot and rust. Spray foam Calgary is different. It is impermeable to water. It will create water and vapor barriers thus preventing the problem of rot and rust. In the event of flooding, SPF will help retain the flood water in once place thus making cleanup easy.
Cause health issues
Some people feel that polyurethane Calgary is bad for their health. This is because during installation the chemicals used to create this material releases hazardous gases. However, once it is cured, spray foam is completely harmless. The only thing you need to make sure of is that it is installed by experienced spray foam contractors Calgary. The contractors will wear protective gear and do everything that is needed to prevent pollution of any kind during installation.