Closed Cell Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation from BASF for Vancouver, Calgary & Western Canada
WALLTITE® Closed Cell Sprayfoam Insulation by BASF
WALLTITE® is a medium density polyurethane foam insulation/air barrier system designed to improve the energy efficiency of any type of building. Its formulation includes recycled plastic and a zero ozone depleting blowing agent. It adheres to virtually any surface, providing a gap-free, airtight envelope of low permeability even under extreme climatic conditions, and does not support fungal growth.
WALLTITE's industry-leading performance results in substantial energy savings. As a spray applied seamless system requiring no fasteners, WALLTITE maximizes the performance of the building envelope, allows HVAC systems to operate more efficiently, thus reducing energy costs.
Benefits of WALLTITE Closed Cell Spray Foam Polyurethane Insulation by BASF
- WALLTITE is GREENGUARD Children & Schools SM certified for indoor air quality
- WALLTITE systems also conform to CAN/ULC-S705.1
- WALLTITE fits into any curve or corner you imagine, ensuring that you have a well sealed building envelope
- WALLTITE can eliminate the need for a full coverage, separately applied air vapour barrier
- The WALLTITE warranty is unmatched in the industry as it covers material and installation. This provides the Architect, GC and Building Owner assurance they will get a quality product and installation backed by BASF
Improve the Energy Efficiency of any Building with WALLTITE
WALLTITE is regulated by the standard CAN/ULC-S 705.1: Standard for Thermal Insulation - Spray Applied Rigid Polyurethane Foam, Medium Density - Material Specification. This standard is included in the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) and provincial building codes. Product compliance is verified by a third party organization, CCMC (Canadian Construction Materials Centre). In addition, WALLTITE meets the requirements of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) technical guide 07 27 09.01.
To retain the maximum thermal performance (R-value) it is critical that insulation be made continuous (ci) and installed in intimate contact with the substrate. WALLTITE is an expanding, highly adhesive, spray-applied product that makes intimate contact with the substrate. Spray applied insulation also works well in systems that incorporate thermal break clips or where it is penetrated by masonry ties or intermittent supports.
WALLTITE provides 20 to 30% more R value compared to XPS and 50 to 60% more R value compared to Mineral Fibre of the same thickness. This makes it easier for specifiers to comply with the increased R values required by ASHRAE, NECB and current building codes while not increasing the thickness of walls.
Air Barrier System Performance
An air barrier system is a combination of products installed to resist the flow of air through building walls. Many products are excellent air barrier materials but only a few have actually been tested as systems. A system test involves building a wall that includes penetrations, openings, brick ties and other conditions similar to those found in buildings. A material test involves the testing of a small section of product without any connections or details.
WALLTITE has undergone extensive testing as an air barrier system and has been listed by CCMC since the late 1990’s when the criteria was established. This testing was designed to replicate conditions found in real world construction and includes openings, penetrations, deflection, exposure to weather and other factors.
For additional details or specifications on BASF Walltite Closed Cell Sprayfoam Insulation & Green Building Envelope Architectural Products, contact InterCoast Building Solutions - the Building Envelope solutions experts for Vancouver BC, AB and Western Canada
*As per Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) reports for medium density spray polyurethane foam posted December 2011.