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frozenrice
08-14-2009, 10:45 AM
Does anyone have any experience with DIY spray foam? I'm not talking about the little cans you use to fill cracks and small gaps. I want to re-insulate my garage and am thinking it might be quicker if I can find a place where I can get a kit to spray the wall cavities. I'm not sure where to find them in town. There are a lot of spray companies, but I think my garage is too small of a job to make it worthwhile for them to come out.

ExtraSlow
08-14-2009, 11:56 AM
I've heard that Home depot rents the machine to blow loose insulation.
I'd give these guys a call and find out what they'd charge. It was dirt cheap to redo my attic a couple of years ago.
Affordable home insulators (http://www.homeinsulators.com/)

codetrap
08-20-2009, 07:12 AM
You thinking the blue stuff that hardens like on Mike Holmes? I'd probably go pro for that, less time, and experience seems to count in that sort of thing.

blubs
08-20-2009, 07:30 AM
I looked into this when we were redoing our basement, i was told spray foam is better for wet environments, and places where the standard pink bats are too big. Other then that most company's told me to stay with the older style for a better insulation job.

Sugarphreak
08-31-2009, 04:15 PM
Bumping an old thread; :angel:

I am looking to insulate my garage,

Anybody have a recommendation for a company (or somebody who does it on the side) that specialize in spray foam?

Also companies maybe to stay away from if you have had a bad experience with them would also be appreciated.

Thanks!

tylere
08-31-2009, 04:30 PM
We have used Beyond Foam and Spraytek a few times and they have done a great job. The product you are likely thinking about is BASF Walltite but I believe its been changed to Comfort Foam. Google that and you should see some installers in Calgary.

I have heard of Mr.Bibs doing it as well, not sure how they compare from the rest.

Should also add you need to drywall over the foam, it will burn and its highly recommended you drywall over it. Don't leave it as is.

Sugarphreak
08-31-2009, 07:05 PM
Thanks for the info, I was actually wondering if you needed to drywall over it right away.

J NRG
09-03-2009, 09:39 PM
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legendboy
09-04-2009, 07:21 AM
pink insulation, poly, tuck tape and staples.

I did my whole garage by myself in 2.5 hours :dunno:

Sugarphreak
10-05-2009, 07:48 AM
Originally posted by tylere
We have used Beyond Foam and Spraytek a few times and they have done a great job. The product you are likely thinking about is BASF Walltite but I believe its been changed to Comfort Foam. Google that and you should see some installers in Calgary.

I have heard of Mr.Bibs doing it as well, not sure how they compare from the rest.

Should also add you need to drywall over the foam, it will burn and its highly recommended you drywall over it. Don't leave it as is.

I put a call into Beyond Foam, Kevin came out and did a quote for us. It is more than the pink for sure (about 2 times more), but unlike the pink you get the full R-value and it is higher; plus it is totally air tight and doesn't allow and drafts to come through around the electrical boxes or switches.

They came and went in about two hours; great group of guys. Even invited me in to watch how it worked up close.

I have to say the final product turned out great, the garage is crazy warm now and the room above is noticably warmer as well.

Good experenice, would reccomend Beyond Foam to anybody thinking about it.

codetrap
10-06-2009, 07:36 PM
I wish I'd known about this stuff before I did my basement. Woulda loved to have it down here. It's pretty warm now, but I like to overkill on stuff like that to keep the heating costs down to nada..

jam_98
10-06-2009, 07:52 PM
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