Here is a job we just did. This was a very technical job with differing grades all around. Hoagie and Bob did an excellent job! Give us a call! 207-342-3077
Another sprayfoam insulation job well done in Falmouth, Maine. We used Icynene Classic which is by far the best open cell foam out there on the market.
Check out the write up a on a new building we insulated in Portland. At Quantum we are very happy to have taken part in this wonderful project. As Portland grows we are doing our part help keep the energy consumption down as much as possible. Give us a shout if your are interested in learning more about saving energy while not breaking the bank on the upfront costs! We are Maine’s Spray Foam Insulation Experts! 207-342-3077
Here is a picture of a large scale growing facility we sprayed in Southern Maine. We used Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation. This was a perfect situation for a growing facility. The owner was concerned about moisture build up on the metal during the cold months and keeping the building cool during the summer months. This person has created a perfect building envelope that he can control very easily. Around 95% of the heat transfer is being stopped with this package. We also sprayed the steel framing as well to cut down on condensation.
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.
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.
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.
Here 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.
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.
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.