Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take?
We can insulation a single-family dwelling in as little as a single day. Most repair work to existing construction can be completed within a day’s time.
For larger projects, we will be in regular contact with your planners and superintendents to keep your schedule on track and moving forward.
Is it messy?
Our staff is trained to protect any finish work on site from overspray and damage. We pride ourselves on leaving the job site as clean or cleaner than we found it.
How far out is your schedule?
We request at least two weeks’ notice to be there on your day of choice. Our scheduling team works hard to be there when you want us there and finished when you need us to be done.
How do I get a quote? Consultation?
Call (406) 586-2541 or click today to request a free consultation. You can use the form here our website to describe your needs or give us a call to speak directly to one of our estimators.
Is spray foam bad for you?
Polyurethane spray foam is inert and sets up within minutes after installation. It cures fully within 24 hours. Polyurethane fumes are hazardous but tend to air out of a space within a matter of hours.
Our staff maintains safe working conditions during the installment process using protective covering to avoid skin contact and respirators for healthy breathing.
What products do you use?
We proudly distribute Carlisle SealTite Pro Closed Cell Two-Pound Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) and Owens-Corning fiberglass batts. Think Pink®!
We have an array of other products and equipment at our disposal, including GRACO spray foam insulation equipment, Great Stuff can foam products, Fanaco fasteners, Milwaukee and DeWalt power Tools, Louisville and Little Giant ladder systems, Bostich staple hammers, Olfa knives, L.B. White rocket heaters, Retrotec blower door and duct test systems, and FLIR infrared thermographic cameras.
How does spray foam work?
Polyurethane Spray Foam is a two-part chemical system (parts A and B) that when combined under the proper conditions, creates an expanding foam product that insulates your house.
SPF creates an airtight vapor barrier with an R-Value of R-7 per inch of depth applied. It can be used on wood walls, attics, roofs, rim joists, concrete walls, cantilevered floors, metallic substrates – you name it!
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What is R-value?
R-Value describes a material’s resistance to conductive heat flow. When properly installed, fiberglass and spray foam resist the conductive flow of heat (heat flow through a solid material). The more R-Value, the less heat that conducts through.
We form a thermal barrier around the entirety of your dwelling to resist the conductive flow of heat into and out of your house.
Typical code-compliant R-Values for residences are R-21 in the walls and R-38 in the attic or roof spaces.
What is a vapor barrier?
A vapor barrier is an airtight barrier, usually convergent with the thermal envelope. Air carries with it water vapor, which in turn holds energy due to the kinetic and potential energy of the water molecules. This is called convective heat transfer.
The vapor barrier prevents air from moving past the envelope of your house., thus retaining that thermal energy.
What is a dew point?
The dew point is the depth in the thermal envelope at which moisture will condensate. It is essential to make sure the dew point is contained at the proper depth to avoid moisture issues and problems.
Why am I getting ice dams?
Ice dams occur for several reasons, the first of which is Mother Nature. If temperatures drop to sub-zero levels for a sustained time, conductive heat flow may cause snow and ice to melt at the heels of your houses roof (the section of roof near the eaves).
Proper R-Value, vapor barriers, and proper ventilation is essential to avoid such issues. You may have insufficient, aging, or damaged insulation and venting. Call us for a consultation.
What can you do to make my house more energy efficient?
We can perform an infrared inspection of your house in tandem with blower door and duct test technology to determine if there are weak points in your insulation and HVAC systems.
Depending on the results, we may be able to help you bolster your installation systems, seal gaps in your duct work, and otherwise advise on steps forward that might help remedy your particular complaint.
Can you soundproof my walls?
The time to soundproof your walls is ideally when they were constructed. It is possible that we can recommend remedial measures to help sound proof your living situation.