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Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
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I am interested in any comments about this product, pros and cons.Does this product have a future as a hybrid insulating system for new construction, or is it to expensive to compete with a caulk gun…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Navin May 23, 2012.

 

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Bruce Navin replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"I wonder about adhesion-and life cycle-as well; that is compared to the "foam". Chemically, urethanes perform much better in terms of adhesion and movement; and therefore, have a longer life compared to latex. "
May 23, 2012
Timothy Renz replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"the EC foam is not the ideal product to use in Retro fit attics... we used it a few times for the simple reason of we needed to learn the operation and application of the product before it really mattered.  In an attic covered with insulation…"
May 22, 2012
Craig Bird replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"Did you happen to perform a blower door on the retrofit application? How did it stick in a dusty attic? This is what I am most interested in. I am wondering how it performs in retro environment. I can get the Knauf Eco-Seal at a reasonable price and…"
May 22, 2012
Yudah Schwartz replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"Robert, The OC energycomplete can not be sprayed with any paint sprayer. Its a 2 part foam 4to 1 it needs 2 pumps one is bigger then other in order to get correct ration. It also has a special gun. The Knauf Ecoseal you can use a paint sprayer they…"
May 18, 2012
Timothy Renz replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"I can agree that the Owens Corning product can easily be applied too thick and create a problem for the drywallers but that problem is all in the installer not with the product.  Form personal experience it takes a few tries to get good at the…"
May 18, 2012
Robert H replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"Scott Its a spray caulk to be used for air sealing. It is only meant to be applied at the seams.  It takes a $1500+ paint sprayer. Same for the Knauf Eco Seal."
May 18, 2012
Robert H replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"That is a horrendous job of installing batts.  A perfect example of why I would never use batts. If you look in the picture you see a thicker bead that sticks up from the framing.  Then at the top of the picture it is very thin.  I…"
May 18, 2012
Robert H replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"I spoke with a builder who has tried both the Owens product and the Knauf product.   They quit using Owen. It sprays on and bubbles up a little. He couldnt get a good surface for the drywall to sit on. I cant remember all the particulars but he…"
May 18, 2012
Timothy Renz replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"I am also a certified installer of the energy Complete System based out of St. Louis.  Like many other s have said this system i great for minimizing the unwanted air flow into a home and through the insulation itself.   Very recently…"
Jan 5, 2012
Yudah Schwartz replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"I actualy wondered the same thing. The reaseon its sprayed on the top plate ofan interior wall, is as I mentioned in another post its to create a gasket to the attic. And to your question if people still use batt insulation in attics? Well I bet my…"
Oct 24, 2011
Yudah Schwartz replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"Mark, I am actualy a certified installer for Owens Corning. Im curently doing a Energy Star project in NY where we pass the blower door tests. Its a great product and you are absloutly right that the above picture has it sprayed wat to light.…"
Oct 24, 2011
Mark Bradley replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"Hey Silas,   thanks for the link.  Please keep me advised as more information from that contractor develops. The product looks interesting. Mark"
Jun 10, 2011
Alexander Bell replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"This was a project that was supposed to be a demo, HQ project.  I think they made some mistakes and probably took on too much with little experience in EE building.  It falied the Thermal Bypass inspection for Energy Star and they did…"
Jun 10, 2011
Silas Hoeppner replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"This picture is intriguing.  Based on the apparent lack of detail on the fiberglass installation, it's amazing anyone bothered to care about air sealing, much less pay what is most likely a premium for this product. It's difficult to…"
Jun 9, 2011
Silas Hoeppner replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"Knauf has a competing product called EcoSeal - http://bit.ly/lWYOZT I know a contractor who just started using this.  It goes on with an airless sprayer.  The home's he has installed it in haven't even been completed yet.  I…"
Jun 9, 2011
Mark Bradley replied to Mark Bradley's discussion Does anyone have any experience with an Owens Corning product called "Energy Complete" ?
"Hi Scott,   Thanks for your input.  I have read a lot about the product from OC, and Its not intended as a stand alone item.  It's considered a hybrid because it is used with blown in and or batt insulation.  It has a R…"
May 23, 2011

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