Author Archives: Peter Courand

Falmouth Maine Sprayfoam Insulation

Installing Icynene Classic to a cathedral roof in the Southern Maine area

 

At this job we installed R-20 in the roof and R-13 in the walls.  We actually can still meet the building code requirements with these R-values.  Talk to Peter Jr for information regarding that.  At those R-values we are stopping almost 90 percent of the heat coming the wall/roof.  Adding more R-value really would not enhance the performance at this point.  This works because foam is an “air barrier”.  We are stopping the movement of air which is the largest transport of both heat and moisture!  This is a great product that has been on the market for 35 Years!  We love it and have had great luck with it.

 

Maine Waterproofing Contractor

Installing Below Grade Ruberized Waterproofing Membrane
This picture Shows the angle used to match the grade line.

 

 

This project was done doing the later fall before winter set in and we had cold temps to deal with.  These types of products really like to be installed above 30 degrees.  This is an asphalt based rubber waterproofing membrane.  This type of waterproofing is very good in our climate because it stretches.  As the foundation goes through its freeze and thaw cycle cracks appear over time.  This type of membrane will help to bridge those gaps over time giving the waterproofing membrane a longer life and keeps your basement dry.

Quantum Performance Building Products is a full service insulation and waterproofing company.  We offer a full range of waterproofing products.  Some of our products are listed below.

1.) Fully Rubberized Waterproofing Membranes

2.) Above Grade water and air barriers.  Both sheet and fluid applied.

3.) Protection panels to cover our water proofing products.  This product is very important to the waterproofing system.  It is a fiber board that creates a barrier between the dirt and waterproofing membrane.  Over time, rocks and dirt run up against the membrane and can shorten its life if its not protected with a boar.

 

Installing Insulation Portland Maine

Job Description:

At this job we sprayed Icynene Classic Spray Foam Insulation to the underside of the roofdeck.  This allowed the customer to bring all of there hot air heat runs inside the building envelope.  If this space was empty and the customer did not need it heated we would spray down to the floor.  Bringing the heat runs into the envelope helps with the over all efficiency of the heating system.

This is an excellent Insulation System.  At the thicknesses used here we are stopping around 95% of the heat flow through the cavity.  The only way to make this roof any more efficient would be to add rigid board to either the inside or outside.  That would help to cut the heat transfer through the wood studs.  However, wood is a very poor conductor of heat.  I would consider adding blue board as a premium package and is not needed to build a very efficient house.

Concrete Foundation Waterproofing Installed Near Bangor Maine

Bangor Maine Foundation WaterproofingHere is a below grade waterproofing job that we did near Bangor, Maine.  We installed the spray on waterproofing barrier directly to the concrete.  Then over that we applied a drainage protection board.  This will help with water drainage around the foundation a long with providing R-value to the exterior wall.

Insulating School on Vinalhaven, Maine

This school was having some major heat loss problems as well as ice damming.  The cause was coming from poorly installed fiber glass insulation in the attic.  The fiberglass was loosely placed on the attic floor.  Whoever installed it tried to isolate the mechanicals by building a shell with fiberglass insulation.  The problem is that fiberglass is not an air barrier.  The warm moist air was escaping through the insulation and warming the underside of the roof deck which was creating ice dams.  Also, the cold air from the attic was penetrating the fiberglass which cooled the heating ducts, thus making them less efficient.

Our solution was to spray the roof deck and bring the attic area into conditioned space.  This allows the mechanicals to run in a conditioned environment, which improves efficiency.  Also, the foam established an air barrier.  This helps keep the warm air from escaping out through the roof deck.  Thus, helping with the ice dam problems.

Maine Insulation Contractor

Fiberglass Insulation Removal in Maine

Spray Foam Insulation Contractor Bangor, Maine

Spray Foam Insulating Sail Boats In Midcoast Maine

This customer was building a boat that was going to be used in both cold weather and warm weather sailing.  They were concerned both with staying warm in the winter weather and cool in the summer months.  Also, they were concerned about condensation.  We applied water blown closed cell spray foam to the interior.  This helped with all three concerns.  We left the bilge areas out because of standing water but everything else was insulated.  This is a great option for someone who is retrofitting a boat or building a new boat.  We can travel to any boat yard in the state of Maine/NH area.  We can spray sailboats, fishing vessels, house boats, and recreational water craft.

Steel Hull Boat being built in Albion Maine. Will be doing both warm and cold weather sailing.
Maine Insulation Boat
Locking Aft underneath the cockpit
Sailboat Insulation Maine
Looking forward

 

Spraying Foam Insulation in a Boothbay, Maine

Before Spraying
Before Spraying
After Spraying
After Spraying
Spraying Around the Attic Hatchway
Spraying Around the Attic Hatchway

This a very common job for us.  People like to build garages with an apartment above.  Using our foam is a great way to provide a good thermal envelope around the whole building.  Most importantly, it creates a barrier between the apartment above and the garage below.  It keeps the cold out of the apartment when the garage door is opened.  It dampens the sound from door openers and cars starting.  It helps creates an air barrier that will not allow fumes to penetrate into the living space above.  Foam is a very good product this application when installed properly.  This job was done in the Boothbay region of Maine.

Installing Spray Foam In Rockland Maine

Spraying Foam Near Rockland, Maine
Cold!

IMG_0327 Insulation Used Near Rockland Maine

Installing Spray Foam near Rockland, Maine.  This job was done in February when it was at least 10 below outside. You can see the sea smoke coming off the water.  This is us waiting in line to take the ferry to Islesboro.  It was an extremely cold weather application.  We used Open Cell on this job.  Our application temp for that product is very low so we were able to spray.  We would not have been able to do this job if  we had to use our closed cell product products.  By the time we finished, the carpenters were heating the house with a small wood stove burning scrap wood.

Spray Foam Insulation In Ellsworth, Maine

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Here is a job we did down near the Ellsworth area.  This person had a very efficiently build house on a lake.  The lake was extremely windy.  Adding the air barrier material was essential in creating a comfortable living and heating environment.  We used Icynene Classic Plus.  We catherdralized the roof deck so they could use the whole interior as living space.  We also sprayed the daylight basement.

Installing Spray Foam Insulation in Bangor Maine

Spray Foam Insulation Bangor Maine
Installing Spray Foam Insulation In Bangor Maine
Historical Building In Bangor Maine
Spray Foam Insulation to the roof deck

 

Here is a job we did near Bangor Maine. This was one of the oldest historical commercial buildings in the state.  Needless to say there was no insulation what so ever.  This was a huge improvement on their energy consumption.  We used the new Icynene Classic Plus.  This our favorite product so far.  It has a higher R-value but still has the aggressive expansion of the open cell.