Blowing agents / Discussions

Can I purchase XPS made with HFOs?

...blowing agents with a much lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), but no manufacturers of XPS insulation have switched blowing agents yet. So as it stands, any X...

Posted by Kate Noblio Dec. 14, 2019, 12:35 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 2 Responses

Can you spray foam a house from the outside?

...blowing agents are more eco-friendly, are either of these a good option? How will it affect existing insulation in the walls? What are the risks for vapour ...

Posted by Joan Lawrence July 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

...blowing agents , Elastochem and Demilec. And below is a link to the best built tiny house we have come across, as well as a link to all our tiny house pages. Th...

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...blowing agents was as high as 1,430, where the GWP of the new HFO blowing agents is only 1, meaning that HFO blowing agents are on par with Carbon in terms of t...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate embedded joists in a basement Montreal Home?

...blowing agents with much lower GHGs (green house gas emmisions), you can read about that here. Where to find spray foam with eco-friendly blowing agents. On...

Posted by Emil Idf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

Spray Foam for basements, which of the different types are best environmentally?

...blowing agents) can be found at this page here, so have a look as it will likely answer most of your questions - New HFO spray foam blowing make it over 1,000...

Posted by Rose Adams Jan. 9, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

...blowing agents which to our knowledge at the moment are Demilec and Elastochem. Aside from spray foam, you could fill exterior cavities with batt insulation, ...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...blowing agents to help you choose the best products. Does that help or answer your questions?

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you fix a moisture problem in a finished basement?

...blowing agents, Demilec and Elastochem, so check with potential installers to see which brand they spray. The dehumidifiers are a great idea, I would say keep...

Posted by Margo MACFARLANE Oct. 28, 2019, 10:24 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...blowing agents. At this point we know of two - Demilec and Elastochem, but will likely be more following suit in the near future, so for you and anyone else rea...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

What is the best foam board insulation under drywall

...blowing agents with the same GWP (Global warming potential). But in your case, the way you would be installing it is perfect, on the interior of the wall where ...

Posted by Wesley Pracht Jan. 11, 2020, 8:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...blowing agents with a much lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), but no manufacturers of XPS insulation have switched blowing agents yet. So as it stands, any X...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

How do you insulated a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...blowing agents that have lower greenhouse gas emissions . Spray foam will act as an air and vapour barrier but it it is pretty easy for critters to dig into it,...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...blowing agents - Demilec and Elastochem . You could also swap out the foam for cellulose, that would be cheaper than the spray foam, though there are addition...

Posted by Joe F Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses