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Blending Inn: An SPF Application at a Rustic Bed & Breakfast Blurs the Line Between Spray Foam Insulation and Roofing

If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck…well, you’ve heard the phrase before. But what exactly do you have when a spray foam project looks like a roofing application, but will end up functioning as attic insulation? Can a project be categorized by the way it’s installed, or by how it’s intended to function? Or can a ...

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New Skin: A Century-old Residence is Uniquely Applied With Spray Foam

Editor’s Note: The manufacturer and distributor for the spray foam in this story had previously been cited NCFI and Polymaster, respectively. This was inaccurate and has since been revised. The spray foam used in the application, Insulthane 200, is manufactured by Elastochem Specialty Chemicals and distributed by Winroc. Lethbridge, Alberta is located toward the western edge of the Canadian Prairies. ...

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Inside-Out: Spray Foam & Stucco System Offers Homeowners an Alternative to Traditional Wall Insulation

Earth tones. Stucco. Adobe-style architecture. These images are the common representations of residences in the American Southwest, especially in New Mexico. While such notions are geared toward desert living, a significant portion of New Mexico is prone to experience wild temperature swings due to high regional altitudes. In any region where climate extremes occur, temperature regulation is crucial to comfortable ...

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Foam Frontier: Spray Foam is Used in an Olympic-Sized Rehabilitation Project in Uzbekistan

At final tally, Uzbekistan brought home a total of four medals, one gold and three bronzes, from the 2012 London Olympics. That success, which brings their all-time Uzbek total at the Summer Games to 21, was facilitated by the country’s Olympic training complex in its capital of Tashkent. When a rehabilitation project at the facility required several applications of spray ...

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Two Environmentally Friendly Practices Combine

Anybody that’s been to the frozen-food aisle of the supermarket knows about Amy’s Kitchen. It’s that brand offering a variety of frozen fare that looks and sounds instantly more delectable than its generic counterparts: Indian Spinach Tofu Wrap. Roasted Vegetable Pesto Pizza. Mexican Tamate Pie. What’s more, every food item is 100% organic and natural, and they’ve built a very successful brand on it: Amy’s ...

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Market Cap: World’s Largest Food Distribution Center Gets a New Spray Foam Roofing System

In the Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point, food distribution is taken seriously. That attitude is a necessity, considering the area is home to the world’s largest food distribution center. When the aging roofing system of the distribution center’s meat market was in need of rehabilitation, a combination of spray polyurethane foam and silicone coatings was deemed the optimal solution. The ...

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The Flour Tower: Spray Foam History Meets Spray Foam Future Along the Banks of the Columbia River

It’s not often that a once-in-a-career spray foam insulation application rests solely on a chance meeting. As Teri England, CEO of Smart Choice Insulation and Roofing recalls, it all started when George MacDonald, Smart Choice’s Director of Operations, was completing a roofing project in Central Washington. “One day in 2008, George was upgrading the Municipal Building in Bridgeport,” England began. ...

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LaGuardia International Airport Stops Leaks with SPF Roof

Simply put, the terminal had a water problem: there was too much of it, and it wasn’t where it should have been. “If you took a walkthrough the terminal a year ago or so, you’d see tarps hanging from the ceiling,” said Mike Tortora, who is a project manager at D’Onofrio General Contractors Corporation (DGCC). The Central Terminal Building at ...

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Spray Foam Roof Restores Museum in Europe

American-made spray foam roofing products traveled all the way across the pond to foster longevity in an impressive restoration project that will bring architectural heritage to the modern forefront. Fraught with hurdles, the project defied extreme weather and delays to become a landmark application for the spray foam industry. The job site lay in Tallinn, Estonia, a state nestled on ...

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Ignition Barriers and Thermal Barriers in Attics: International Residential Code (IRC) Requirements

The 2009 International Residential Code establishes prescriptive and alternative performance requirements for spray polyurethane foam (SPF) plastic insulation when installed in residential attic applications to ensure adequate performance of foam in a fire. Meeting Code Requirements: There are two ways to meet the requirements for an ignition barrier or thermal barriers. The first way is the prescriptive requirements listed in the ...

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