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Residential Energy Savings

spf helps homeowners cut energy bills

Explaining SPF for fun and profit By Robert Naini In the United States, almost 25 percent of the energy consumed can be attributed to residential consumption. Single-family residences use most of that energy, around 80 percent, and multi-family residences and mobile homes use the remaining 20 percent. This means that single-family residences consume 20 percent of all the energy consumed ...

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Code Officials: Friend Or Foe?

Explaining codes to code officials

The code official knows code, but does he or she know spray foam? By Tom Decker, President, Chicago Green Insulation, Inc. Energy codes, code interpretation, energy efficiency, comfort, and safety are all responsibilities that fall under the umbrella of a code official — every day. “Code officials play a major role in ensuring that all commercial, residential, public assembly, and ...

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Spray Foam Myth Busters

The most common SPF myths are easily busted with the common sense presented in the article

Spray foam insulation is a very interesting industry. By Robert Naini It has expanded from a small niche market that was custom home-builder-centric, and has seemingly exploded to over a billion-dollar industry in a relatively short 15 years or so. Now, don’t get me wrong, spray foam has been around for more than 15 years, but in the past 15 ...

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Executive Outlook: Chip Holton President, NCFI Polyurethanes

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Selling Effectively: The Secrets of a Successful Sale of a Spray Foam Contracting Business

SES Foam discloses how to sell a spray foam business effectively.

  Did you ever wonder why one owner seemingly has buyers strongly interested in their spray foam contracting business while another owner’s business seems to languish on the market with very little interest? It starts with understanding what the drivers are that create business value, how value is determined, and then what steps are necessary to prepare your spray foam ...

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The Metrics of Your Insulation Business

The Measure of Success

BY CHARLES VALENTINE It is often said, “What you do not measure, you do not control.”  As entrepreneurs we have the freedom to set our own targets and metrics.  Unfortunately, that same freedom can often cause us to neglect to review our own performance.  Since we are by definition, in control, our excuses for missing targets is acceptable. We may ...

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Who’s In Your Corner?

Who's In Your Corner? SES Foam

By Reid McCall & Charles Valentine It’s rarely a good idea to go it alone, and success is seldom achieved solely through individual efforts. Spray foam contractors know this all too well, as success in this industry is influenced by factors before and after the job, as much as during. Make no mistake, SPF applications are battles: against time, against ...

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3 Signs You Chose The Right Supplier

The Key to Global Energy Reduction

All spray foam manufacturers claim high R-values and promise optimal energy efficiency, which comes as a result of all leading spray foam insulations being superior to other available solutions like fiberglass and cellulose. To consumers, architects, and builders, the leading brands of spray foam may appear to offer the same intended result of insulating and air sealing a home or ...

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Inside and Out: Know Your Business

SES Foam talks about knowing your spray foam business.

By RYAN SPENCER Details: the snarled mess of intricacies from which understanding emerges. When it comes to evaluating an operation, digging into the details can reveal obscure trends, offer insights about performance, and answer questions about productivity. Indeed, if management isn’t evaluating projects on a consistent basis, margins will begin to decrease. So when analyzing your business, how do you ...

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