“Quality assurance programs are great for the
industry and help bring quality and consistency
to jobsites,” says Egely. “It also assists in limiting
liability, not only for the contractor, but for the
industry as well.”
The Midgaard team equipped one of their spray
rigs with a Graco Reactor H- 50 and Graco Fusion
AP gun and made their way to Kelowna from their
Calgary headquarters. They carefully coordinated
with spray foam supplier SWD Urethane to get
their product in on time. SWD Urethane’s Quik-Shield 125, a low-viscosity, two-component,
3 pound closed-cell, spray-applied polyurethane
foam was used for the roofing portion of the project,
while SWD Urethane’s Quik-Shield 112 Canada,
a 2 pound polyurethane foam was used for the
interior insulation part of the project.
The Midgaard crew was divided into two teams:
One group of laborers to assist on the prepping and
tearing off of the existing roof system and a spray
crew. The first team did a complete tear-off of the
old roof that was, according to Egely beyond repair.
He notes that, surprisingly enough, the wooden
boards underneath were still in great shape.
“We were concerned there
would be rot,” says Egely.
“But, fortunately, there wasn’t.
Beyond the tear off, the roof
was all but ready for the spray
foam roofing system.”
Once the foam
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The vacation home was
situated within a valley
and prone to high winds,
so the Midgaard crew
had to take extra care
during the project.
view from the
porch of the
While one team completed the tear off and roof
prep portion of the project, the Midgaard spray
team proceeded to the garage. They applied six
inches of closed-cell foam to the underside of
the roof deck and to the crawlspace beneath the
garage, as well as three inches of foam to the walls.
“The garage had a big issue with condensation and
leakage, which is why we applied so much foam
here,” explains Egely.
Next was the 10 by 14 shed that was attached to
the house. Egely says that the homeowner used
the shed to store expensive winemaking equipment
and that he wanted foam in there for insulation
and structural stability. The crew installed five
inches of closed-cell foam to the underside of the
roof deck to meet the homeowner’s needs.