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Code Change: Are You Ready?

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R-Value requirements have changed. Are you in compliance? By Peter Cantone, Northeast Sales Director, Profoam The Energy Codes have changed for much of the Northeastern United States. As of late 2016, R-21 is the required R-Value in residential walls. As with all code changes, increased restrictions mean environmental protections, which leave some buildings – and some contractors – falling short. ...

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Ask The Expert: Flushing Equipment

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By Mason Knowles Question: Should I flush my equipment when switching from open- to closed-cell? How about when switching from one brand of foam to another of the same generic type? Answer: Foam equipment typically requires flushing when switching from open- to closed-cell foam and vice versa. There are vast differences in formulations of open- and closed-cell foam and mixing ...

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A Sweet Duet

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SPF insulation and a Tiny Home combine in a symphony of savings for a world-renowned musician. By Jen Kramer The tiny home trend is sweeping the nation. According to the U.S. Census, the average size of an American home is 2,600 square feet, while the average size of a tiny home is 500 square feet. That’s a noticeable difference. A ...

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Spray Foam Insulation Helps Depression-Era Building Go Platinum

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Spray polyurethane foam insulation brought a 1930’s building into the 21st century and enabled the redeveloped Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh to educate tomorrow’s leaders in research, technology, and business. By Joe Stockdale, Industry Relations Manager, Commercial Manager, Covestro LLC For more than seven decades, Pittsburgh’s Connelley Trade School trained students in a diverse range of vocational skills needed for building, ...

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Should We Believe The Hype?

SES Foam: Should Believe the Hype?

BY REID MCCALL, BUILD-MARKETING Much has been mentioned recently about different supplier’s market success and their determination to support their contractors at an industry-leading level. Is there really a differentiation between suppliers and how they stand behind their commitment? Are they truly in the contractor’s corner and helping them win the market battle? We asked some of SES’s current customers ...

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Ty Pennington Chooses Spray Foam

Ty Pennington opted to use the latest in spray foam technology in his own home.

When insulating his own home, Ty Pennington selected spray polyurethane foam with the latest NextGen improvements. By Jen Kramer Famed for hollering, “Move that bus!” to reveal beautifully made-over homes to deserving families on his Emmy-Award-winning television show, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Ty Pennington recently had the chance to yell his famous catchphrase to reveal his own home. Actually, the ...

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

Actually insulating the 460,000 square foot Costco distribution turned out to be the easiest part of the job

When Costco opened a massive new distribution center, they turned to spray foam to keep the building insulated. By Jen Kramer 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 ...

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Harvesting SPF Success

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Spray Foam Provides Energy Efficiency to Modern-Day Urban Farm Why is the concept of urban farming so rewarding and lucrative? Easy – there’s a high demand for fresh, natural products that complement the healthy lifestyle of everyday folks. A close proximity to towns, villages, or cities brings significant traffic to these farmer’s markets that is not seen in typical farms ...

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The Topping on a Historic Candy Factory

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Ask Not What Your Roof Coating Can Do For You…

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BY STEVEN REINSTADTLER John F. Kennedy said, when addressing the 87th Congress in 1962, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” That statement’s fiscal and literal meaning is not lost on the contemporary financial decision of whether to tear off a leaking roof and reroof it or to make repairs to the cause of the ...

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