“I was doing some improvements to my small stable building where I keep my 2 horses. I had heard about P2000 and liked the idea of insulating the ceiling and getting a bright and washable finish in one application. The product went on very easy, but after a couple days, I found it was too warm for the horses. Since the building had no heat in it, apart from the horses, I installed a thermostat-controlled exhaust fan keep the stable from getting too warm. I used some of the trimmings from the ceiling to try to solve another cold problem in the building – my water pipes. I made a box around the pipes and the water pipes did not freeze once all winter.”
B. Booth – Southampton NS
”I am doing extensive renovations to my home and I chose P2000 for a couple specific insulating challenges – vaulted ceilings and cold floors. I found the product easy to work with and am impressed how it works. I realized how well this works quite by accident when my cat damaged the liner to our basement cold-room door. When I repaired the door, I decided to use P2000 instead of the batting that had been there for years. The next day, the cold-room was several degrees cooler. A small change made a BIG difference.”
R. Long Penobsquis N.B.
“I am writing to share with you my experience with P2000 Insulation. I was building a new office for my heating service business and heard about P2000 Insulation at the Spring Home Show in Saint John, NB in 2006. Last fall, we completed our building and are happy we used P2000 for the project. Our building is 32’ x 40’ with two full floors with the bottom floor being used for our showroom and reception area with a private office, kitchen, and bathroom area. The upstairs area has a bedroom and private office area – but most of the space is open and used for parts, tools and inventory.
The building is extremely easy to heat. Our showroom has a demo forced air furnace (not connected to ductwork) that heats the downstairs area extremely quickly. The upstairs area – which we kept slightly cooler – is heated with just the heat that we allow to drift up the back stairway. Apart from a small electric space-heater (1500 watts) in the bedroom (10’ x 22’) to keep it warmer, there is no other source of heat in this building.
When the colder weather came, it seemed like it was working well. The building was warm and tight – with no sign of drafts. The furnace seems to be running infrequently, but the real test would be the cost of heating oil – so I waited for the fill-ups to calculate the heating cost. The tank was filled on December 6th and not filled again till January 27th. During that period, we used a daily average of 10.25 litres at a cost of $7.40/day. The tank was not filled again till January 27 and until the next fill on March 27th, we averaged 9.67 litres/day at a cost (after the price increase in furnace oil) of $7.71/day. That means that I was spending approximately $225 per month to heat 2,560 square feet.
We installed 1” of P2000 to the exterior walls the entire building. P2000 3/8” was applied to the ceilings downstairs and the 1” to the ceilings upstairs. There is no other insulation. The walls downstairs were finished with sheetrock – right over the studs with empty cavities and for the ceilings, we applied sheetrock directly over the P2000. On the exterior, vinyl siding was applied directly over the P2000 and nailed into the studs.
I am extremely pleased that we decided to use P2000 on this building. This building project has completely convinced me that P2000 is an amazing insulation product and I am already recommending it to others.”
Hazen Cooke, Cooke’s Heating – Hampton, N.B
“I have a woodstove in my basement and installed P2000 to cover an exposed rock-wall foundation (from the inside). What an amazing difference! Not only is the basement much warmer, and the house much easier to keep warm overall, I find that I am using less wood to keep my house more comfortable.”
D. Beckett, Sussex, NB
Gilles Barbarie of G.B. Construction of Platagenet, Ontario first saw P2000 when he was asked to install it in a new barn project for farmer Marcel DeGroot. “I didn’t believe that such a thin insulation could do all it claimed” but Mr. DeGroot had done his homework and insisted on using P2000. “When I saw the results – I was amazed” says Barbarie. “The new barn with one-inch P2000 insulation did better over the winter than the older barn that had 8 inches of fiberglass.” Mr. DeGroot is very pleased he went with P2000, saying that his new barn is warmer in the winter and noticeably cooler in the summer.
Based on the success at the DeGroot barn, Barbarie was hired to install P2000 Insulation with vinyl siding on a neighboring home. Barbarie said “when I spoke to the customer the following spring, he told me that he had saved a minimum of one-third off his heating bill. Barbarie, a contractor with 25 years building and renovation experience, says “I am now convinced that P2000 is an excellent product and I don’t only recommend it, I plan to use it in the homes I build for customers.”
Gilles Barbarie – G.B. Construction Plategenet, Ontario