Spray Foam Insulation

2012 to 2017 Consumer Choice Award Winner for Insulation Contractor

Attics (spray foam & blown in)


What We Do

Full Restoration
Spray foam air and vapour sealing
Top ups (r value)
Ventilation Improvements
New build insulation


The Problem With Attics

Chances are your ceiling has the equivalent of a two square foot hole that's acting like a chimney, drafting expensive heated air into your attic causing ice damming and sucking cold air in from around your windows and doors and basement or crawlspace in a phenomenon called stack effect. You can't see the holes because it's the sum of many smaller openings.

These openings may be gaps around plumbing pipes, light fixtures,chimneys and other attic bypasses that are hidden under your insulation. Finding them can be like looking for a needle in a haystack, that's why are gold standard for old attics is so effective.



New Attic Systems


Our Silver Option

1. We pinpoint air-leakage and seal them with foam.
2. Blow-in cellulose to R-50.



Our Gold Option
1. Closed cell Spray foam over the entire attic floor to create a COMPLETE air seal.
2. We add cellulose blow-in insulation for a total of R50



Old Attic System

* Each of the following systems qualify for Manitoba Hydro rebates and loans. Rebates are only for homes built before 1999. Typical rebates range from .60 to .85 per square ft. MB Hydro loans max out at $7500.00


Our Gold Standard
1. In a process that provides a clean slate to work with, we first remove all existing insulation with our powerful industrial vacuum.
2. We then add spray foam to create a COMPLETE air seal and vapour barrier.
3. To reach code requirements, we add cellulose blow-in insulation for a total of R50

 

What About Ventilation?  (for old homes only)

 

Venting in new homes isn't an issue, but that's not the case with old houses, which may have no venting at all.

There are a number of reasons for venting.

 

In a cold climate, the primary purpose for ventilation is to maintain a cold roof temperature to avoid ice dams created by melting snow, and to vent any moisture that moves from the living space to the attic.

 

In a hot climate, the primary purpose of ventilation is to expel solarheated hot air from the attic or roof to reduce the building's cooling load and relieve the strain on air-conditioning systems.

 

In mixed climates, ventilation serves both purposes.

 

By adding a seamless blanket of spray foam to the attic floor, we create a seamless air seal, vapour barrier and a complete separation of the conditioned living space and the unconditioned attic thus minimizing the reason to vent.

 

Joe Lstiburek of Building Science Corp. made the following statement about powered ventilation fans, but it's one we believe applies to old homes with no venting at all.

 

"In order for the fan to work, the air needs to come from the outside and not be pulled from the house, so this means that the attic ceiling needs to be airtight,? Lstiburek said. "If the attic ceiling is airtight, you don't need the fan. Your money is better spent on something else.