Ultimate Insulation Completes SPF Application at Riding Arena in Saskatchewan Premium Spray Products Canada supplied the material and connected with Ultimate Insulation via the Spray Foam Canada network. By Ryan Spencer
SOUTHEY, SK–May 29, 2012–For Central Canada, proper insulation is critical in combatting the region's frigid winter climate. That notion held true for a commercial spray foam insulation project at a riding arena in Southey, Saskatchewan. The arena has stood for 15 years, but the lack of proper insulation rendered the building inadequate for use during the winter.
"The owners wanted to get more use out of it in the winter," said Kirk Labossiere, co-founder of Ultimate Insulation, which performed the spray application. "There's a small stable where they keep and take care of the horses, and doing that in the cold is difficult."
When temperatures dropped, the building would get draftier, the regulation of its temperature would become more inconsistent, and any major temperature difference between the interior and exterior would result in condensation on the walls.
With a solution sorely needed, the arena's owners looked for an answer, which was found via Spray Foam Canada's SPF informational network. The site is targeted at those in various Canadian regions who are in the market for spray foam applications. After finding a resource that touted the benefits of spray foam, the owners were connected with Premium Spray Products Canada, which is headquartered in Regina and is less than an hour's drive from Southey.
"From lead to completion, it was around a month, and the customer was very happy," said Darren Watson, CEO of Premium Spray Products Canada. "We've been happy with our lead generation, which provides opportunities for our customers to be successful, which allows us to be successful."
Ultimate Insulation placed the winning bid on the application, which called for the walls of the arena be sprayed with closed-cell foam. Ultimate used Premium's Foamsulate ECO 2 lb. spray foam and applied to a thickness of 2", with a resultant R-value of 13.
Before any foam was sprayed, however, the arena required some extensive prep work. The siding had to be removed from the structure's interior walls and any left over dirt from the riding ring was subsequently removed from the walls' lower levels. When the structure's metal frame was clean, the last precaution was to allow the substrate to get to the proper temperature. Fortunately, this is the time of year where it's merely a waiting game until the ambient temperature is high enough, as opposed to employing a space heater.
"We had to make sure that the temperature was proper and in this case the day got warm enough for us to spray," said Labossiere.
The spray area was sizable, over 4,000 sq. ft., but Ultimate was able to complete the project in a single day. A three-man crew utilized a spray rig equipped with dual proportioners to apply the foam.
"We've got a rig with two H-25 machines in it, so we had two guys spraying and we were able to get the job finished by four o'clock," Labossiere said.
Labossiere is no stranger to SPF applications, as he's been in the spray foam industry since 2005 and subsequently founded Ultimate Insulation with Wade Murray in 2010. The company's business is split 50/50 between residential and commercial applications. Labossiere noted the business landscape in and around Regina as being somewhat unique in North America.
"Regina is something of an anomaly; the economy is booming here," Labossiere said. "But there's a lot of competition."
Labossiere highlighted its relationship with Premium Spray Products Canada as a big part of Ultimate Insulation's success.
"We've got a great relationship with Premium," he said. "They're located a few blocks from us in Regina and we buy all our supplies from them."
Watson echoed that sentiment:
"Ultimate Insulation is one of our larger customers on a national level," he said. "They're very experienced applicators and have grown very quickly with great customer support, efficiency, and high quality work."
The companies also team up when it comes to giving back to the community.
"We do a lot of work for Habitat for Humanity," Labossiere said. "We contribute to about 10-12 builds per year and Premium donates material as well."
About Ultimate Insulation: Based in Regina, Ultimate Insulation is one of the largest insulation applicators in Canada's Saskatchewan province. The company's fleet of applicators and equipment residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial applications, with project sizes ranging from small crawl spaces to entire warehouses. For more information, please use the contact details provided below, or call (306) 205-7366.
About Premium Spray Products Canada: Formerly known as Hesterman Technical Services Inc., Premium Spray Products Canada has teamed up with Premium Spray Products of Marietta, Georgia to create a North American formulator and distributor of spray foam, industrial coatings, and Graco equipment. The company are known for their Foamsulate ECO brand of closed-cell and open-cell foam systems, as well as their Premiseal roofing system and Premicote line of primer and coatings. Premium spray Products Canada has been serving Canada since 1985 and is committed to providing high quality customer service. For more information, please use the contact details provided below.