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 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.
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.
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.