The Role of Foam Insulation in Energy Efficient Building Design
SOY based spray foam insulation is rapidly becoming the insulation material of choice for Architects for both new and retrofit construction, solving many insulation design problems by providing both a proven thermal barrier and an air barrier in a single application.
POLARFOAM PF-7300-0 SOYA significantly exceeds all Canadian Building Code Requirements.
Highest R value.
According to independent tests the long-term insulating value of this medium density closed-cell polyurethane foam is R-6/1" (RSI 1.05/25mm). Installed in real-world conditions over the lifetime of the material.
Superior air barrier, 500 times building code requirements.
Given that up to 40% of a building's heat loss is attributable to air leakage conducted through the building envelope, the integrity of the air barrier is clearly paramount. Tests conducted by a CCMC recognized laboratory determined that POLARFOAM exceeds the NBC requirement for air barrier materials by 500 times.
National building code requirements for air barrier material = 0.02 L/(s.m2)@75pA
Polarfoam PF7300-0-SOYA measured results 2mm air barrier material = 0.00004 L/(s.m2)@75pA
No additional vapor barrier required.
National Building code requirements for water vapour permeance = 1.05 PERM (60ng/Pa.S.m2)
Polarfoam PF7300-0-SOYA measured results 75mm spray applied on concrete blocks = 0.38 PERM (22ng/Pa.S.m2)
Polarfoam PF7300-0-SOYA measured results 75mm spray applied on exterior gypsum board = 0.77 PERM (44ng/Pa.S.m2)
Polarfoam PF7300-0-SOYA self-adheres to the substrate with no air space between the insulation and the substrate. No glue, no mechanical fasteners, no joints and most importantly no convection air movement.
Spray foam insulation is ideal for use on walls, below-grade applications and cathedral ceilings.
As well as being more energy-efficient than traditional insulation materials, KinLar Insulation's spray foam insulation is also environmentally friendly. Perfect for LEED compliance, POLARFOAM PF-7300 SOYA is a Zero Ozone Depletion substrate, manufactured from sustainable materials. SOYA, recycled plastics and vegetable oil.
For more information on how to specify spray polyurethane foam (SPF) may we recommend this article http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/insights/bsi-048-exterior-spray-foam/files/BSI-048_Exterior_Spray_Foam.pdf
Only certified contractors, like KinLar Insulation, are permitted to install POLARFOAM PF-7300 SOYA
Polarfoam PF-7300 SOYA Sprayed Polyurethane Foam is certified to product standard (CAN/ULC-S705.1) , KinLar Insulation are certified to installation standard (CAN/ULC-S705.2) and the SPF (sprayed Polyurethane Foam) Quality Assurance Program. KinLar's work is backed by a 2 year warranty.
If you would like to learn more about KinLar or have additional questions why not give KinLar a call today.
For peace of mind specify POLARFOAM PF-7300 SOYA and KinLar Insulation.