Questions About Spray Foam?

Most moisture that accumulates in a home is due to uncontrolled air leakage. Since spray foam is such a superior barrier against uncontrolled air ventilation, this problem is virtually eradicated. In addition, the rigidity of the insulation once dried makes it impervious to water retention, and does not support the growth of mould or mildew.

The chemical mixture is applied by our trained professionals to the area required, such as the underside of roofs, inside walls and around windows or doors. A chemical process causes the spray foam to both expand and harden, completely filling all nooks and crannies while permanently adhering to any substrate. This creates a long-lasting seal against air, moisture, dust, pollutants and pests.

Making sustainable energy choices when renovating or building a home is a great way to get some of your costs back in the form of government grants, rebates and tax write-offs, not to mention the savings on your energy bill. It’s not unusual for homeowners to see the money they invested back in their bank account within five years. In addition, enveloping your home in a safe alternative to fiberglass or cellulose will result in a healthier home environment for you and your family, reducing trips to the doctor.

Yes, spray foam insulation can be effectively used to retrofit many areas of your existing home. Common areas for improvement include under or on top of roofing, in crawl spaces or foundations and under floors.  All of these options will drastically improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Using spray foam insulation means your home will require less building materials over its lifetime. Fiberglass batting and cellulose insulation both need regular replacement, and disposing of such materials is hazardous to the environment. In addition, one of the best ways to reduce your ecological footprint is to reduce your homes dependence on non-renewable energy sources (gas, electricity etc), and increase its efficiency as much as possible. Spray foam insulation will maximize your energy efficiency, improve your indoor air quality and keep harmful materials out of the landfill.

During application, the chemical process that the spray foam undergoes does release some gases. This is why during installation, our certified installers require that homeowners, family and pets leave the home for a period of time.  However, once dried, the spray foam releases no gas, odour or any other harmful emissions.  An on-site safety briefing is held at every job we do to ensure that your project is completed as safely as possible with zero lingering effects on neither your home nor the environment.

Complete Spray Foam is committed to “house as a system” thinking. Our trained and certified professionals believe that every change or introduction of a product into a home will affect the whole of a house, not just a single area. Careful evaluation is necessary to reach the maximum energy efficiency potential of a home, combined with years of experience and cutting-edge ‘building envelope’ technology.

With proper application, spray foam will last the lifetime of your home. Even roofing applications will last upwards of 30 years, with proper long-term maintenance. Spray foam insulation adheres extremely well to virtually all substrates, and maintains its rigidity once dry.

  • Unlike fiberglass or cellulose, spray foam completely stops air leakage, dust and pollutants
  • Spray foam will never lose rigidity,  overall structural integrity is improved
  • Spray foam is a permanent and effective barrier against air/moisture entry and heat loss
  • Spray foam adds strength and durability to your home against wind, earthquakes and ‘settling’ over time
  • Minimizes air leakage, dust and pollutants from coming in
  • Does not sag over time

 

 

Most moisture that accumulates in a home is due to uncontrolled air leakage. Since spray foam is such a superior barrier against uncontrolled air ventilation, this problem is virtually eradicated. In addition, the rigidity of the insulation once dried makes it impervious to water retention, and does not support the growth of mould or mildew.

With proper application techniques and safety procedures, an entire home can be insulated within a 2-3 days. Complex design features or large commercial structures may require a longer installation time.

This is not recommended. The proper application of spray foam insulation not only requires specific technical gear, but also extensive knowledge of application and safety procedures. This is why our professional installers undergo comprehensive on-going training. At Complete Spray Foam, a commitment to best practices and a passion for leading edge technology is your assurance that we care about you, your project and your living environment.