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Penta Protective Coatings Ltd. About Penta Protective Coatings “Customers for Life� Since 1988 Penta Protective Coatings has providing innovative solutions for all types of problems. Our comprehensive line of guaranteed products and services range from those designed to provide architectural beauty to those providing protection from the most aggressive environments. Servicing your needs safely and effectively means employing leading edge materials and techniques to ensure our jobsites are safe for our skilled employees and your staff. Wherever possible, the systems used to complete your project are designed to have the least effect upon our environment. This may mean using low or no VOC (volatile organic compounds) coating systems or environmentally friendly surface preparation methods. Whatever your project Penta Coatings' commitment to excellence ensures you the performance you need, when you need it, at the price you can afford. Once you use our services we feel certain that you will agree that our commitment to service guarantees your satisfaction. Products and Services Available to 0ur Customers We have the following products and services available in the province of Alberta. If you are interested in any of them, please contact our office at: Penta Protective Coatings Ltd. (Edmonton) #137-26229 TWP 531A Acheson, Alberta T7X 5A4 Phone: 780-962-4800 Fax: 780-962-4801 Toll Free: 1-888-484-5353

Understanding Light Density Open Cell Versus Medium Density Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation Light Density Open Cell - LD-C-50

•Spray in place insulation and air barrier •Vapor permeable •Breathes •Will accommodate long term creep and seasonal movements •Does not sustain mold •Rejects bulk water •Drains water through •Typical R-Value of 3.6 per inch •Water commonly used for blowing agent •Suitable for interior applications only Key Advantages of Open Cell

•Soft, flexible and highly adhesive texture allows the product to retain a tight air seal during the normal structural movement/shifting over the life time of the building •Vapor permeable permits bi-directional drying of assemblies •When applied to the underside of a roof deck, will allow for bulk water to pass through and visibly expose the location of an exterior roof leak •Soft open cell structure allows for greater sound absorption versus closed cell structure •Using a water based blowing agent instead of a synthetic blowing agent reduces the environmental impact •Lower cost Medium Density Closed Cell - MD-C-200

•Spray in place insulation and air barrier •Low vapor permeance •Vapor barrier (class II VDR) •Rigid design adds structural reinforcement •Does not sustain mold •Rejects bulk water (even submerged)

•Deflects water path •Typical R-Value of 6.0 per inch •Blowing agent increases R value •Suitable for both interior and exterior applications Key Advantages of Closed Cell

•Higher R-value per inch, easier to accommodate higher R requirement in narrow spaces or thinner wall capacity •Hard, rigid texture provides increased wall racking strength (if necessary) •Also suitable for exterior and below grade applications as it rejects bulk water •Lower vapor permeance, can be a class II VDR •Impact resistance

Walls Problem(s): 

Up to 40% of energy loss is due to uncontrolled air leakage

Up to 99% of moisture travels in the air and can build up inside a home through daily activities like cooking and showering. If moisture carried by air is allowed to move through the walls it can condense within the walls leading to related problems such as mould

Unwanted noises originating from plumbing runs or from the adjoining media room

Drafts causing hot/cold spots

Solution: Our open cell foam is classified as an air barrier material. Sprayed in the walls, open cell foam creates a blanket of soft foam for superior air tightness. Our open-celled foam’s structure remains flexible to expand/contract with the walls for consistent air-sealing over the life of the building.

Open cell foam insulated wall

Benefits: 

Increased energy efficiency

Improved Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Peace and quiet

Bonus Rooms / Cantilevered Floors Problem(s): 

The bonus room over the garage or porch is often uncomfortable. In cold climates, for example, floors can be 10°F cooler than the room.

Difficult to keep conventional fibrous insulation in contact with the floor above (when insulating the garage ceiling). Due to voids/air spaces in fibrous insulation, the floor in the bonus room is colder than the rest of the home.

Without extra sealing material, conventional insulation can allow exterior air, exhaust fumes and odours to penetrate from the garage or exterior into the living space above.

Solution: Our open cell foam spray formula has tenacious adhesive characteristics making it easier to insulate overhead ceilings. It creates a seamless bond with the substrate providing consistent R-value without sagging. Benefits: 

Creates healthier indoor air by protecting the adjoining living space against fumes originating from the garage below.

Creates an evenly heated/cooled interior space for optimal comfort.

Insulated garage under the bonus room

Ceilings / Floors Problem(s): 

Cold and uncomfortable floors

Unwanted noises on the main floor originating from the kids’ recreational room in the basement

Buckling hardwood floors due to moisture build-up in the floor system

Solution: Open cell foam is easily applied overhead to insulate ceilings or floor joists to minimize airflow and reduce the transfer of unwanted sounds Benefits:   

Even floor temperatures for added comfort Open cell in cathedral ceiling application Quieter spaces Minimized potential of buckling hardwood floors

Vented Attic (Cold/ Dry Climates) Problem(s): 

Stack effect occurs when heated air escapes through the ceiling into the attic from upper levels of the home and is replaced in lower levels of the home by drawn-in, outdoor air. Conventional insulation, such as fiberglass and cellulose, doesn’t meet air barrier standards (based on air permeability testing, ASTM E 283) so doesn’t do a good job of stopping air flow/leaks and can sag or settle over time.

In heavy snowfall areas, ice damming is a common problem.

Solution: When spray applied to the attic floor and connected with the vertical wall insulation, our open cell foam creates an air barrier against air leaks to minimize heat loss into the attic, particularly around hard to insulate areas like recessed lights. In colder temperatures, our open cell foam (as an ASTM qualified air barrier) addresses the problem of stack effect by minimizing heat loss through the ceiling. Our open cell foam minimizes the potential of warm moist interior air coming into contact with the cold roof surface; helping reduce the potential of ice damming in high snowfall areas.

Vented attic illustration

Benefits: 

Improves energy performance for savings as much as 50%.

Minimizes the potential of water/moisture damage and associated health concerns (mould) that can result from ice dams.

Unvented Attic Roof Problem(s): 

Energy loss associated with duct leakage

Moisture ingress in the attic

HVAC inefficiency

Solution: As an air impermeable insulation our open cell foam is approved for use in an unvented attic design. Applied to the underside of the roof deck, our open cell foam converts the attic into an indirectly conditioned space. Benefits: 

Duct leakage remains within the conditioned space, eliminating the loss of conditioned air.

HVAC equipment stays cooler and works more efficiently for superior cooling performance, locking in energy savings.

Source of a roof leak is easily detectable for repair and the material is unaffected by the wetting/drying process, maintaining original performance once dried.

Sealing soffit vents controls rainwater or winddriven moisture ingress for added durability.

Unvented attic illustration click on the image to enlarge

Hard to insulate areas Problem(s): 

Designs or architectural features can pose insulation challenges because conventional insulation doesn’t fit unusual cavities.

Batts are standard size and must be cut or manipulated or compressed to fill unusual spaces (electrical boxes) reducing its rated R-value; and may require extra finishing materials.

Steel framing consists of ''U'' and ''C'' sections, double studs and nonstandard stud locations that make insulating a challenge.

Solution: Open cell foam spray foam expands and fills all gaps, allowing you to explore the geometry of design without sacrificing function. It adheres to surrounding materials, creating a perfect air-seal and delivering the rated R-value in one step. Benefits: 

Conforms to unusual geometry to provide a seamless air barrier.

Increases the durability of the structure by providing consistent R-value for the life of the building.

Minimizes the flow of airborne moisture and the threat of condensation particularly in metal buildings.

Flexible allowing it to expand and contract along with the building structure preventing delaminating and cracking.

Open cell foam installed around electrical and plumbing work

Crawl Spaces Problem(s): 

Potential moisture build-up on floor insulation if conventional material is used.

Sweating ductwork.

Energy loss due to leaky ductwork/HVAC inefficiency.

Solution: Open cell foam air-seals and creates unvented crawlspaces, delivering a conditioned area that works more efficiently and improves indoor air quality. Benefits: 

Offers a conditioned area for ductwork and air handlers, allowing the HVAC equipment to operate more efficiently for increased energy savings.

Air-seals difficult-to-insulate areas with no gaps or seams.

Increases durability of the structure.

Circulates cleaner air inside the home.

Minimizes airflow and accompanying moisture from entering the crawlspace and condensing on the ductwork.

Open cell foam installed around ductwork in attic

ICYNENE MD-C-200: Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation Introducing a high performance 2 lb. closed-cell spray foam insulation you could only come to expect from an industry leader like Icynene. This robust closed-cell spray foam insulation meets the strict standards of quality and performance that our customers have come to know and trust. ICYNENE MD-C-200 expands the comfort zone with benefits such as: • High R-value • Air impermeable material • Increased structural integrity for a home or commercial building • Built-in vapour barrier • Superior cold temperature adhesion to multiple substrates • Formulations for all Climate Zones

Certifications and Qualifications CCMC Evaluation Report 13561-L • Evaluated and approved for use by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre

Standards Council of Canada. • Fully meets the CAN/ULC-S705.1 Material Standard.

A Solution for Every Climate & Season ICYNENE MD-C-200 offers a solution suitable for application during any season. Because of its high R-value, it is also highly suited for any climate, hot or cold.

Products and Services Available to 0ur Customers

We have the following products and services available in the province of Alberta. If you are interested in any of them, please contact our office at:

Penta Protective Coatings Ltd. (Edmonton) #137-26229 TWP 531A Acheson, Alberta T7X 5A4 Phone: 780-962-4800 Fax: 780-962-4801 Toll Free: 1-888-484-5353

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