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WHAT IS POLAR SPRAY FOAM INSULATION?

 

As Canadian Urethane Foam Contractors Association (CUFCA) certified applicators, Artec Construction Ltd's associated Spray Foam applicators insulates with PolarFoam PF-7300-0 Soya, a Canadian Construction Materials Center (CCMC) approved soya based, 2lb, medium density closed cell Polyurethane Spray Foam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tested and approved by:

• The Canadian Construction Materials Centre.

• The Canadian Mortgage Housing Corporation.

• The US Department of Energy.

• Oak Ridge National Laboratories.

 

Testing by these agencies and others show this to be:

• The most cost effective.

• Energy efficient.

• Environmentally friendly.

 

Polar Spray Foam is a GREEN product:

• Created using soybean oil and recycled plastic bottles.

 

Blowing Agent:

• Has absolutely no Ozone Depleting Substances (zero ODS).

• Complies with the LEED Program.

 

Single Application:

• Meets and exceeds the Canadian National Building Code requirements for a thermal insulation, vapour barrier and, an air barrier.

 

Exceeds the Canadian quality standards set out in CAN/ULC S 705.1.

• "Standard for Thermal Insulation Spray Applied Rigid Polyurethane Foam Medium Density Materials Specification".

• Polar Spray Foam is one of the most accepted products by homeowners, builders, and developers for its superior insulation properties.

 

Polar Spray Foam is the only way to properly insulate:

• Odd shaped wall cavities.

• Steel frame construction.

• Vaulted ceilings.

• Partially blocked openings.

• Window and door frames and other traditional problem areas.

 

 

 

1/2 lb. Spray Foam

½ lb. foam is spray-applied as a liquid and expands within seconds to 120 times its liquid volume. The foam adheres directly to the substrate forming a seamless and permanent coverage over and around even the most difficult shapes. This seal provides superior energy efficiency and improved indoor air quality by eliminating air movement through walls. Once in place, ½ lb. foam maintains its performance for the life of the building. Unlike many conventional insulations time and temperature changes have no effect on R-value of spray foam insulation. ½ lb. foam is non toxic spray foam which has undergone extensive testing and meets building code requirements.

It is a green product developed with the environment in mind. Its unique formula contains no ozone-depleting chemicals, such as CFCs, HCFCs, fibers, formaldehyde and asbestos. No toxins are emitted during preparation and installation, and since it never decomposes or deteriorates there are no concerns about harmful fibers or gases escaping into the air in the future. ½ lb. foam reduces airborne noise and dust making it the healthy choice for those who suffer from allergies, asthma or chemical sensitivity.

 

Cold Floors Over Garages and Places Where the House Hangs Past the Foundation

Many houses have rooms built out over the garage or floor spaces that cantilever past the foundation. These rooms tend to be very cold in the winter due to poor insulation, improper air-barrier and vapor seal. As a result of these problems these floor spaces can also be susceptible to moisture and mold. It is common practice to remove the old inefficient insulation in these spaces, dispose of it and replace it with ultra efficient Spray foam insulation. This provides a complete air seal, a higher R-value and a continuous vapor barrier. The system has been proven for over 10 years to perform in these areas and has become the industry standard for quality home builders.

 

Cold Flat Roof Systems or Low Pitched Roofs on Older Homes

Many older homes built in the 1960’s to 1980’s have low sloped vault or flat roof systems with insufficient insulation which results in significant heat loss, high energy bills and a cold uncomfortable environment. In these situations Spray Foam can replace your old insulation with high efficient spray foam bringing your R-value up to modern code eliminating moisture problems and heat loss. This application is best to be done when a home owner is replacing the shingles on their roof and we can spray down onto drywall or wood tongue in groove creating a perfect seal and a new compromised vapor barrier.

 

Basement Walls

Many basements are cold due to the fact that most of the heat in basements is drawn out through the cement walls into the ground creating a continuous heat sink that draws heat out of your home. These cool temperatures transfer to your upper floors causing your home to heat itself more often costing you money in high energy bills. With only 2 inches of Spray foam you can eliminate 95% of thermal transfer into your basement walls creating a warmer environment, a complete vapor barrier and savings in energy costs.

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2 lb. Spray Foam

2 lb. Spray foam acts as a vapor barrier, insulation and air barrier all in one. 2 lb. foam has a similar application process to that of ½ lb. foam it adheres directly to the substrate forming a seamless and permanent coverage over and around even the most difficult shapes. However, it only expands to 40 times its liquid volume it seals cracks and joints, and around protrusions such as brick ties it forms a continuous insulating air barrier that remains for the life of the building. With one of the highest R-values per inch of any insulating material available, 2 lb. Spray foam helps reduce energy costs while improving building comfort as well as indoor air quality and comfort. Dust and other exterior pollutants cannot enter the building because of the continuous air tight seal.

2 lb. foam is also a green product with a unique formula that contains no ozone-depleting chemicals, such as CFCs, HCFCs, or fibers, formaldehyde and asbestos. No toxins are emitted during preparation and installation and since it never decomposes or deteriorates, there are no concerns about harmful fibers or gases escaping into the air in the future. 2 lb. Spray foam also adds structural strength, and increases shear and racking strength by 300% to a building.

 

Cold Floors Over Garages and Places Where the House Hangs Past the Foundation

Many houses have rooms built out over the garage or floor spaces that cantilever past the foundation. These rooms tend to be very cold in the winter due to poor insulation, improper air-barrier and vapor seal. As a result of these problems these floor spaces can also be susceptible to moisture and mold. It is common practice for to remove the old inefficient insulation in these spaces, dispose of it and replace it with ultra efficient Spray foam insulation. This provides a complete air seal, a higher R-value and a continuous vapor barrier. The system has been proven for over 10 years to perform in these areas and has become the industry standard for quality home builders.

 

Cold Flat Roof Systems or Low Pitched Roofs on Older Homes

Many older homes built in the 1960’s to 1980’s have low sloped vault or flat roof systems with insufficient insulation which results in significant heat loss, high energy bills and a cold uncomfortable environment. In these situations your old insulation can be replaced with high efficient spray foam bringing your R-value up to modern code eliminating moisture problems and heat loss. This application is best to be done when a home owner is replacing the shingles on their roof and we can spray down onto drywall or wood tongue in groove creating a perfect seal and a new compromised vapor barrier.

 

Basement Rim Joist Ends

Most penetrations into your home and the source of most of your homes air leakage comes through your joist cavities under your floor. This space is where the majority of your utilities come into your home and your house sits on an uneven cement foundation wall providing spaces for cold air to enter into your home. Spray foam seals these areas completely providing a perfect seal, a new vapor barrier and the highest R-value. This system stops the majority of drafts into basements and energy loss between floors.

 

Basement Walls

Many basements are cold due to the fact that most of the heat in basements is drawn out through the cement walls into the ground creating a continuous heat sink that draws heat out of your home. These cool temperatures transfer to your upper floors causing your home to heat itself more often costing you money in high energy bills. With only 2 inches of Spray foam you can eliminate 95% of thermal transfer into your basement walls creating a warmer environment, a complete vapor barrier and savings in energy costs.

 

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