FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Spray Foam Insulation

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    What is spray foam insulation?

    Spray foam is a polyurethane foam insulation. Spraytek uses Walltite Eco, a medium density polyurethane foam insulation/air barrier system designed to improve the energy efficiency of any type of building. It includes recycled plastic and a zero ozone depleting blowing agent. It adheres to virtually any surface, providing a gap-free, airtight envelope of low permeability for harsh winters in Canada.

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    What does R-value mean?

    R-value is the measure of a material’s resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the more the material insulates (R20 is twice as good as R10).

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    Where can spray foam insulation be used?

    The applications of spray foam insulation are only limited by your imagination. Here are some examples of the applications for spray foam:

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    What makes spray foam better than conventional fibreglass batt insulation?
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    Do it yourself spray foam?

    Applying spray foam insulation requires sophisticated and expensive equipment. Spraying also requires training and experience; our sprayers have a minimum of five years experience. Only approved applicators can use Walltite Eco. If spray foam is not applied correctly it can result in gaps or holes which limit the effectiveness and R-value of the insulation.

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    How long will the foam last?

    Correctly installed, spray foam insulation has the ability to last the lifetime of a structure, making it a one-time investment.

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    Is there a warranty?

    Spraytek Insulation offers a five-year warranty on all our work.

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    Is there a quality assurance program?

    An in-field quality assurance and control program is part of Walltite Eco’s CCMC approval. In fact, BASF mandates it. The Walltite Eco quality assurance program calls for periodic audits of the installers to ensure you get a quality end product.

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    How much does spray foam insulation cost?

    Government grants, energy savings and Walltite Eco’s durability make spray foam insulation a cost-effective insulation option. Spraytek Insulation’s sales representatives can discuss the cost with you based on your specific project.

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    Are there government grants?

    Canadian and provincial government grants and energy rebates can help pay for your insulation costs as you build an energy efficient home. Click on Grants and Rebates for more.

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    Will spray foam burn?

    Spray foam has a fire retardant in it, which means it will not support a flame. If the source of flame is removed it will stop burning. Polyurethane foam insulation is listed as a combustible insulation under the building code.

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    Where does Spraytek Insulation service?

    Spraytek Insulation has sales representatives in Calgary, Edmonton and Lethbridge. We service Alberta and parts of British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Contact Us to find out if we can provide insulation installation in your area.