Insulate Right and Tight the First Time!
Northampton Williston School, Easthampton, MA. GC: Newfield Construction – Winter/Spring, 2017/2018
Over the past four months Foam USA has installed all the spray foam insulation in the faculty buildings and center dormitory at the Williston Northampton School. The project was phased in sequence with other trades work and inspections. The thermal boundary is comprised of: 7″ closed cell spray on the roof decks, R50 and 5.5″ open cell spay foam in the exterior walls, R21. Spray foam installed were Gaco OnePass closed cell and UTC open cell. The window frames were air sealed with low expansion foam made by Todol-Purfill. In addition to insulation, Cozy Home Performance installed sound proofing mineral wool batts in every partition wall. The general contractor, Newfield Construction of Hartford, CT, has been easy to work with and supportive. All insulation passed inspection by a HERS energy rater and the town building inspector.
Roberto’s Restaurant, Northampton, MA GC: Keiter Builders – Spring, 2018
Foam USA, from Easthampton, MA, installed 7″ of closed cell spray foam on the roof deck. The thermal performance is R50, a complete air barrier and vapor/condensation retarder. The foam tinstalled was Gaco OnePass. The exposed foam was covered with an intumescent fire barrier coating.
First Congregations Church, Amherst, MA GC: DA Sullivan and Sons – Fall, 2017
Foam USA had another successful project with DA Sullivan & Sons, INC. We collaborated on the construction of an addition at the First Congregational Church in Amherst, MA. Project work-scopes included open cell spray foam on framed walls and closed cell foam on block step walls. In the ceiling flat 3″ closed cell was installed against the roof deck in order to achieve full vapor barrier control with remainder infilled with 8″ open cell. Total R = R53. One advantage with the use of the closed cell spray foam was it allowed for the tie-together of the original brick wall to the new concrete wall. A complete air barrier was established. If left to only to the mortar infill a continuous air barrier would not been achieved. Details matter.
Dwight St, Holyoke, MA GC: Scott Reilly, Compound East – Summer, 2016
Un-insulated roof insulated with 3″, R21, closed cell spray foam (Gaco OnePass). An intumescent fire barrier coating applied over foam instead of sheetrock. Before and After
“Mark, I wanted to tell you what a fantastic job your guys are doing…truly amazing. I absolutely love it. Your guys are true professionals and I really appreciate that. Thank you for the superior quality of work. Let me know when you are free to give us a bid on one more ceiling space. Thanks again.” ~ Scott
Fairway Village, Leeds, MA Hampshire Property Management Group – 2015, 2016, 2017
Three year roof renovation project. Ice dam remediation.
Rafter slopes insulated with closed cell spray foam with 2″ gap left for ventilation channel.
180 Pleasant St, Easthampton, MA – GC: Mike Michon – February 2015
Open cell spray foam (UTC) applied on ceiling for sound proofing for tenants above Mill 180 Park / Community Food Engine.
Agawam, Massachusetts – Attic Roof Super-Insulated, Winter, 2018
Client’s second floor couldn’t stay warm enough, plus heating bill was high. Upon inspection, it became clear why. The attic space above was partially insulated and was not airtight. Solution? Insulate the entire roof deck with closed cell spray foam. Result? Warm at night, lower energy bill and a comfortable storage space. A very satisfied customer.
“We have already noticed a difference with the heat. The house is more consistent where there are not cold zones. The bedroom is warmer too. I notice the heat is not kicking on and off as it was before. Once the boiler reaches the temperature we have the thermostat set to, the temperature stays at that level for a longer period. I am interested in seeing how this plays out over the winter. I will let you know in the middle of the winter, but so far we are happy with the work.” ~ S.W.
Kensington Ave, Northampton – Attic/Basement Rehab, Fall, 2017
Attic renovated into usable play space – R50 closed cell spray foam.
Basement foundation walls 4″ closed cell spray foam for maximum condensation and mold growth barrier. Closed cell installed Gaco OnePass.
“Mark Lantz and Foam USA did a wonderful job. Excellent clean up and detail. Basement is much warmer and the children will love the attic play space. Great and friendly crew. I was happy to have them in my home. Thank you so much!” ~ Lenore, Northampton, MA
Cheshire, MA Residential Retrofit Summer, 2017
Old meets new! 1800’s retrofit of plank framed building and new roof insulated with R50 closed cell spray foam.
The room ceiling joists filled with open cell spray foam for sound proofing and zonal heat control.
“We have been renovating a very big, very old house in the Berkshires for three years. In all that time, we have dealt with no one more professional, capable, and courteous than Mark Lantz and his team from Foam USA and Cozy Home. The house was difficult to insulate because of its age and the way it was built, but Mark took time and used his impressive knowledge to develop the best approach, down to the smallest detail. His team was clearly experienced. They worked efficiently and thoroughly, and left the house remarkably clean–considering what a mess the spray foam is in general. I would recommend Foam USA and Cozy Home to anyone.”
~ Alison – Cheshire, MA