Spray foam, a worthwhile structural investment

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September 11, 2017 - 12:00am

For those planning a new build or renovations, thinking about what is inside your walls may take a backseat to other cosmetic upgrades, though an investment in the structure can be worth while in the long term.

And for those wondering where to begin, spending money on top quality insulation can be an optimal point.

Owned and operated by Rob Bowman, Delwood Spray Foam offers a wide variety of permanent insulation and coating solutions, specializing in agricultural, residential and commercial properties.

With top grade heating and cooling strategies coupled with superior characteristics, polyurethane spray foam can minimize energy costs and maximize building efficiency over everyday batt insulation.

Invented in the 1930s, spray foam was once only used for military application, but thanks to advancements in technology, can now be used in your home.

“It is the Ferrari of insulation,” Bowman says, who recently expanded his operation from Lanigan to Prince Albert.

Delwood Spray Foam uses BASF purple Walltite insulation, which is the most widely and best performing foam on the market, and is even Mike Holmes approved. It is produced by BASF, a global giants and powerhouse when it comes to agricultural and industrial chemical technology.

Spray foam has many superior qualities to traditional batt insulation, such as creating a one hundred percent vapour barrier that is mould and rodent resistant, stoping the intrusion of air and vapour into ones building envelope which can vastly reduce energy costs and increase energy efficiency. Spray foam is also highly moisture resistant and 99.6 percent water proof, making it the perfect solution to any moisture problems in an attic or basement.

Delwood Spray Foam offers a variety of spray foam densities to meet your needs for almost any structure.

The most common is a two pound closed cell density used in residential and agricultural applications. A closed cell system means that each foam cell acts and functions independently and carries an R value range from 6 to 6.5 per applied inch.

Low density, half-pound open cell density is commonly used for attics or as a sound barrier in walls and floor joists. Its superior sound deadening qualities make it a popular choice in multifamily dwellings, theatre rooms, and basement suites. Half pound open cell is also a cost effective option for attaining a high R value in attic spaces, ranging from 3.3 to 3.7 per applied inch.

Roofing foam, or three pound high density durable foam, is designed to withstand the riggers of our prairie climate. Polyurethane roofing foam seals and protects roofs from rain, hail, high winds, moisture and snow. Its seamless, uninterrupted application makes it perfect for new builds and can be easily applied to existing damaged or leaking roof structures.  

It is a popular and appropriate solution for agricultural tin roofs and heavy duty commercial flat roofs, shops, quonsets or dome style farm buildings where batt insulation would not be applicable.

Spray foam is also a perfect answer for those looking to turn their cabins into a three season or all season destination.

Spray foam does come at a greater cost than everyday batt insulation, but as an owner and operator, Bowman is able to offer a much more affordable price than his competition.

“With the climate in Saskatchewan, it is worth the investment,” Bowman says. “Investing in insulation with moisture resistants due to the huge swings in temperature from 35 C to -35 C is worth it.”

As well, investing in your structure is always a smart thing to do. The additional costs can be made up in the long term through saved energy expenses and the addition to the home value as well, and can be an attractive option for a buyer.

Spray foam can be installed in temperatures as low as -10 C, though attics and basements can be done at cooler temperatures if they are heated. A typical home spray can also be done in as little as two days.

Delwood Spray Foam plays an integral part in building remediation, renovation, new construction or upgrades and with its vast array of products and coatings, they can develop a cost effective solution to fit your needs with a cost effective service. All of the products are certified, fully insured, and applied by a certified installer.

For inquiries and quotes, Rob Bowman can be reached at 306-360-8055, through [email protected], on Facebook at Delwood Spray Foam or online at http://www.delwoodsprayfoam.com

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