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Tag Archives: November/December 2015

Flood Damage-Resistance and Spray Foam Insulation

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Closed-cell spray polyurethane foam is the only Class 5 flood damage-resistant insulation, as rated by FEMA With the rash of rainfall across the Southeastern U.S. in the beginning of October, flooding has again reared its ugly head as a cause of concern for homeowners across the country. Flooding is often a concern in coastal areas, but as we saw with ...

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Executive Outlook: Doug Kramer

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A Conversation with Doug Kramer, President and CEO, Lapolla Industries, Inc. By Ryan Spencer One of the biggest names in spray foam insulation, Lapolla Industries, Inc. has been at the forefront of innovative SPF products in recent years. Spray Foam Magazine talked with Doug Kramer, President and CEO, about Lapolla’s past, present, and future. Spray Foam Magazine: What’s your background ...

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How Backlinks Foster Better SEO

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Got Your Back Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has become the catalyst for driving internet traffic in the digital age. Spray foam contractors and suppliers can certainly stay ahead of the competition by taking full advantage of SEO strategies in order to attract potential customers. These strategies include the use of high-quality backlinks, which are links directed to a website that ...

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Condo Comfort

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Two Roofing Companies Combine Forces to Apply Spray Foam to the Roofs of 18 buildings Inside a Condominium Complex By Juan Sagarbarria From a simplicity standpoint, it can be argued that living in a condominium is a more manageable scenario than inhabiting a house, given the maintenance and added expenditures that comes with the latter. Furthermore, one factor that instinctually ...

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Retreat From the Heat

A Vacation Home is Upgraded With the Help of Spray Polyurethane Foam

A Vacation Home is Upgraded With the Help of Spray Polyurethane Foam By Juan Sagarbarria For some folks, sporadically escaping from their daily routine is a necessary outlet to achieve a holistic life-balance. Circumstances are not always ideal for consistent vacationing, but when these opportunities do present themselves, don’t we owe it to ourselves to be in the most relaxing and ...

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Starting Fresh in the Spray Foam Industry

Starting Fresh in the Spray Foam Industry

A discussion on building a business with Ted Medford, President of Profoam Corporation, which was re-launched in January 2015 By Ryan Spencer Spray Foam Magazine: Can you give a little background on how you re-launched Profoam? Ted Medford: Profoam today stems from a long evolution process of two different companies: Medford Insulation in Rutledge, Georgia, which was owned by myself ...

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Above and Beyond Building Code Requirements

Above and Beyond Building Code Requirements

By Juan Sagarbarria Since occupant safety is an inherent component of good stewardship in the construction industry, building codes continuously grow more and more stringent as time moves forward. It is imperative that building product manufacturers comply with building codes if they intend to have their product utilized in the field. In the case of fire-protective intumescent coatings that are ...

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Adhering to Chemical Processing Guidelines

SES Discusses the Importance of Adhering to Processing Guidelines

By Ryan Spencer Chemical processing parameters are essential for the proper application of spray polyurethane foam, ensuring that installation performance is maximized and the end product is installed as specified. When it comes to disseminating guidelines for the chemical processing of their products, manufacturers use a few different avenues: affixing processing parameters on chemical drums, providing technical data sheets that ...

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One-Component Foam Sealants: Robust Capabilities

One-component foam sealants: robust capabilities

By Ryan Spencer It cannot be overstated: homes with air leaks are inefficient, uncomfortable, and overly expensive. Air leakage and infiltration not only make indoor temperatures difficult to regulate, but also account for up to 40% of an average home’s heating and cooling costs, per the U.S. Department of Energy. This is especially evident during the winter, when drafty homes ...

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8 Things Every Contractor Should Know About Foam Blowing Agents

8 THINGS EVERY CONTRACTOR SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FOAM BLOWING AGENTS

By Dan Taylor As a spray foam contractor, you are faced with many important decisions each day. For example, you must decide what amount to bid for a project, find ways to reduce your equipment and labor costs, and determine how best to set your business apart from the competition.  Another important consideration is what blowing agent to use in ...

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