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Preventing Fires During Construction

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By SES Foam  Fires during construction and remodel are all too common and costly, but the good news is most are preventable. Between 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 485,700 structure fires each year, resulting in estimated annual averages of 2,716 civilian deaths, 14,651 civilian injuries, and $9.7 billion in direct property damage. Of these structure ...

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Hot Work: Attic Fire Control

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Attic Fire Control – What’s The Point? By SES Foam  Both the International Residential Code and the International Building Code require separation of spray polyurethane foam from the living space by a 15-minute thermal barrier. The gypsum board installed at the ceiling plane of the house or building usually serves as a thermal barrier, but foam sprayed within the attic ...

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Is Oxygen Depletion a Safe and Reliable Method of Fire Control?

By SES Foam The Appendix-X Fire Protection Protocol is one of the spray foam industry’s greatest achievements. Our Appendix-X standard was developed through industry consensus and has been widely adopted by building officials, architects, and builders across the country. Spray foam manufacturers have tested dozens of products and assemblies to this standard and every SPF manufacturer has Appendix-X spray foam ...

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New Beginnings in a Timeless Town

New SES’s Nexseal 2.0 Closed-Cell Spray Foam Featuring Honeywell’s Solstice LBA Creates A Top Of The Line, Environmentally Friendly System That Will Blow Others Away By Jourdan Porter On the coast of South Carolina, lies the effervescent historically enriched town of Charleston. In the midst of the downtown area resides the Pacific Box and Crate Development, a project in the works ...

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Appendix-X: The Attic Fire Testing Protocol

By SES Foam  Spray foam has been widely used in attics for nearly 30 years as an important insulation and air-sealing option for builders and to provide homeowners with energy conservation and improved indoor environmental quality.  The first code to recognize unvented attics appeared in 2000 in Florida and in 2004 the International Residential Code recognizing unvented attic assemblies and ...

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Don’t Get Burned By New Assembly Tests

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A Contractor’s Guide to Managing the Risks of Oxygen-depletion Fire-tested Attic Assemblies. By Juan Sagarbarría If you think back to the last time you gathered with other spray foam contractors and discussed the business of spray foam, you no doubt heard things like: Off-ratio foam can be a real problem. We need fewer dealers in our marketplaces. Finding and training ...

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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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Downstream Business Management: The Key to Business Success

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In downstream business management there are two options: Managing your business from within or from without. By Charles Valentine There are two ways of looking at all aspects of your business – “market pull” and “market push.” Imagine you are a spray foam insulation supplier. In a market pull stance, your company looks to develop what the market is requesting. ...

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Building a Strong Spray Foam Business Requires a Balanced Approach

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Five focus areas plus ways your supplier should be helping you with each. By Charles Valentine Weightlifters constantly aspire to be stronger. So too do most businesses. But some weightlifters spend too much time on just a few muscle groups because the exercises are familiar, take less time, or produce results more quickly. An unbalanced workout routine can create an ...

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Growing A “Winning” Business

Instead of a supplier who floods the market with too many fighters, then takes a step back and offers minimal support, contractors should opt for suppliers who are willing to go the extra mile.

Six factors of how the ideal supplier helps SPF contractors expand their business By Juan Sagarbarria Spray foam contractors need a good supplier who can support their growth. Those that have been around the industry long enough to know the in’s and out’s can grow from the support of the correct supplier. These seasoned contractors have worked hard to grow ...

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