Is Spray Foam Eco-Friendly?

February 26, 2015 | Leave a response

Is Spray Foam Insulation Eco-Friendly? Rising concerns about health and the environment have prompted questions about whether or not spray foam insulation is eco-friendly. This depends on the type of product that you choose. Many insulation materials that are available today are formulated from renewable ...

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What is Spray Foam?

January 18, 2015 | Leave a response

What is Spray Foam? Polyurethane spray foam is an advanced insulating system that prevents air, moisture and vapour from entering your walls, floors and roof. It spreads easily and evenly to seal cracks, leaks and air pockets, thereby eliminating drafts, cold spots and dampness as ...

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What Is Spray Foam Insulation?

August 21, 2014 | Leave a response

What is Spray Foam Insulation? Spray foam insulation is your all-in-one solution for air tightness, moisture and vapour control, energy efficiency and a host of other building envelope issues. Although more expensive than the fiberglass product, it has proven to outperform traditional materials in every ...

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EIFS on soffits and ceilings

March 1, 2011 | Leave a response

EIFS on soffits and ceilings EIFS has been intensively designed and developed for use on exterior vertical walls, but sometimes it finds itself being used in other ways, such as in soffit and ceiling applications outdoors. When used in this matter, the EIFS finds itself ...

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EIFS – more on EPS

February 1, 2011 | Leave a response

EIFS - more on EPS Exterior Insulation Finish Systems usually get their insulating properties from expanded polystyrene foam, or EPS. All of the components of EIFS are sold as a system and have been developed and designed for specific purposes. EPS is no different, although ...

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EIFS – How much drainage is enough

January 4, 2011 | Leave a response

EIFS - How much drainage is enough Because Exterior Insulating Finish Systems originally surfaced as a barrier system, water-resistive barriers were not required to be used in conjunction with EIFS when it first burst onto the Canadian market. EIFS seemed to function just fine as ...

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EIFS – Sealants

August 25, 2010 | Leave a response

EIFS - Sealants Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems have garnered themselves a poor reputation with regards to water intrusion. It's widely-known in the industry that these problems are caused by improper installation, and one of those forms of improper installation is not using adequate sealants or ...

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EIFS – scuppers

July 31, 2010 | Leave a response

EIFS - scuppers Scuppers are drains that penetrate through walls. They are used on decks, balconies, parapets and roofs to allow for the removal of excess water and to keep it from pooling in one space, where it may cause damage. If an exterior area ...

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EIFS – A few reminders

May 10, 2010 | Leave a response

EIFS - A few reminders There is a lot of information, tips and tricks available for Exterior Insulation Finish Systems. There are also quite a few of these tidbits that are worth repeating. Mixing manufacturers EIFS is composed of different materials that are sold by ...

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