Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the Brothers Insulfoam?
We are Reid and Kirk Mitton, brothers who own and operate the Brothers Insulfoam company. We have extensive professional knowledge regarding spray foam insulation application, and we are fully licenced and certified in the use and application of the products we use.

Where do you operate?
We are a home-based business in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Our service area includes residential and commercial buildings located anywhere in the province.

What are your business hours?
You can contact us by email or phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Can I apply polyurethane foam (spray foam) insulation myself?
Only trained and certified applicators are permitted to apply spray foam insulation. Consumers should ask their installer for proof of certification and insist on the use of a spray foam insulation product that has earned a Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) number.

Does spray foam insulation contain formaldehyde?
No. Spray foam insulation is made from the same resinous material found in your computer, the dash of your car, and around windows and doors. It has been used as an effective insulator since 1960.

Can I get enough R-value in a 2x4 wall with spray foam insulation?
Yes, you can get an R-value of R-20.6 in a 2x4 wall, which meets building code requirements.

What is the R-value of spray foam insulation?
Spray foam insulation has an R-Value of approximately 5.8 per 1” thickness.

Can spray foam insulation increase the value of my home?
Most homes that have been insulated with spray foam insulation, especially new builds, have a higher re-sale value.

Are there different kinds of spray foam insulation? If so, what are the differences?
Spray foam insulation is divided into two main types: open cell and closed cell. Open cell foam insulation is a porous material that can allow air and moisture to penetrate the insulation. Closed cell foam insulation is non-porous, with all of the voids closed to each other, which make it difficult for water vapor and air to pass through it. The porosity of the two materials is the biggest difference and most important issue. If your insulation's application needs a vapour barrier, then you must select closed cell foam. Closed cell foam has an R-value of almost 6 per inch, whereas open cell has an R-value of 3.5 per inch. Open cell foams are great for sound barriers.

How much will it cost to spray my house or commercial building?
Contact us, and we will be happy to arrange a FREE visit to your residence or office building in order to provide you with a quote. Remember...in this era of high energy costs, the long-term energy savings resulting from the use of spray foam insulation will more than offset any initial cost of installation.