Tag: Spray Foam

27
Apr

Spray foam

Spray pump technician Mike Mousseau applies a layer of spray foam insulation for two of Alpena High School’s Geometry to Construction class deer blinds Thursday morning. Building Express of Alpena donated the insulation to the class, which upon completion will sell the deer blinds to generate funds for future projects in the class. Read more: Spray foam

20
Apr

Are You Ready for a Big Change?

After a series of tests and hearings, explorations, and even exhaustive fire testing, ICC-ES unanimously voted to implement AC456 and modify AC377, the code that establishes the requirements for spray-applied polyurethane foam plastic insulation. The new ICC-ES code, AC456, which will be effective in 2017, establishes a criteria for Coatings over SPF ensuring that the product tested is the same

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12
Apr

At Home: Insulate floors over unheated areas

Q: The room over the garage is cold in the winter and hot in the summer. The attic insulation was checked and OK’d by an insulation company. The roof was replaced last summer, installing ridge vents and removing two turbines. As the house is reasonably new, 2007, would it profit to spray foam in the garage ceiling to reduce some

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16
Mar

Full-Scale Prototype to be Erected as Part of Glasgow School of Art Restoration Project

A little over two years since a fire devastated parts of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art, which was deemed to have been caused by fumes from a can of spray foam entering a projector fan, appointed architects Page\Park are making headway in their restoration of the building’s iconic library. As part of the project, and alongside Edinburgh-based joinery

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14
Mar

Home Fix: Insulating an older home

Q: Just bought a 1910 house in Queen Anne. We love the house, but it’s very chilly. I thought I would start with insulating the basement because I can feel jets of cool air coming in a certain points when walking around down there. I also need to install a dryer vent, so I removed a section of the lath

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9
Mar

Why spray foam is saving the ag industry big money

While the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the course of just a few years, most people think about SPF as an insulation used primarily in new home construction, commercial buildings and roofing. Its capability to ward off moisture and keep homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter has made it

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7
Mar

Power guzzlers: Take a whole- house approach to insulation to help reduce costs

Did you know that single-family homes are the highest users of energy in our country? Utility companies estimate that inside your home, as much as 70 percent of the energy you pay for is used for heating and cooling. With energy prices continuing to rise, it’s no wonder homeowners are looking for ways to make their largest investment more cost

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21
Feb

Spray Foam Saves the Day in 70+ Year Old Maryland Homes

What energy savings and benefits can you get when you retrofit an old home, built almost 80 years ago? A homeowner’s association (Greenbelt Homes, Inc.) in Greenbelt, Maryland wanted to find out. The community was looking for an upgrade to the overall quality of their homes within the larger Maryland county community they shared. Much more state-of-the-art housing has been

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16
Feb

Spray foam gives energy efficient boost to award winning home designs

Homebuilders consider many factors when designing new homes and one of the most important is choosing energy efficient materials to control heating and cooling use in the home. For insulation, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) offers unique benefits that can help lower energy costs* and strengthen a home’s structure while also achieving energy efficiency goals and reducing greenhouse gas emissions –

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9
Feb

Spray Foam Canada: Insulating the Big Box Store’s Big Box

Just north of Toronto, in the province of Ontario, is the city of Vaughn. According to the 2011 Canadian census, Vaughn was Canada’s fastest growing city for the years 1996 to 2006, experiencing an 80 percent growth rate. A population of that size needs infrastructure to support it – and not just schools, hospitals, and housing developments. They also need

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