Polyurethane: one of the most efficient thermal insulators

Sprayed polyurethane is recognized as the best on the market. This insulating foam acts as a thermal insulator and as an air and vapor barrier. As a proven material recognized by the insulation professionals, the performance of sprayed polyurethane surpasses the standards of the National Building Code for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.

For what types of projects or buildings is polyurethane recommended?

Sprayed polyurethane foam is used to improve the thermal insulation of:

  • roofs and attic spaces
  • walls and floors
  • foundations
  • crawl spaces
  • concrete slabs

Totally compliant with the National Building Code, polyurethane foam has an impressing thermal resistance (very high R value). As a result, only a thin layer of foam is necessary.

Why is polyurethane foam a good insulator?

Sprayed polyurethane foam is recognized as the best on the market. In the form of expanding foam, it is sprayed with a gun and easily covers all surfaces, such as concrete, steel, gypsum, wood, and even surfaces that are hard to get to.

Highly energy-efficient, sprayed polyurethane foam has many more advantages:

  • efficient thermal insulation on almost any surface
  • excellent resistance to moisture and mold
  • stable and durable insulation of the structure
  • airtight insulation can replace the installation of an air or vapor barrier useless
  • quick and clean installation on almost any kind of surface
  • easy application on all types of surfaces (steel, wood, concrete, drywall, etc.)
    thanks to its adhesive properties

Specialized technicians in sprayed polyurethane foam Insulation 

Since this insulator is difficult to handle, it is highly recommended to let experts equipped with specialized tools do the work. Algon’s professionals follow the Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada’s standards (CAN/ULC-S705.1 and S705.2) under the Quality Assurance Program (QAP), supervised by the Morrison Hershfield independent engineering firm.

In addition, all our installers attend continuous training programs offered by  the Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ) and the Association de l’isolation du Québec (AIQ).

Our main urethane supplier

Our insulation specialists use polyurethane.