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Fine Foam: Failed Fiberglass Opens the Door for Spray Foam at the Cleveland Museum of Art

2005 marked the beginning of Ohio’s largest cultural project in history when the Cleveland Museum of Art entered an 8-year expansion and renovation project. The architects of this $350 million project had no intention of utilizing spray foam until they discovered saturated, ineffective fiberglass in portions of the existing walls. Designed by award-winning, Manhattan-based Rafael Vinoly Architects, the project involves ...

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When the Floodwaters Receded: SPF Enables Timely, Cost-Effective Renovation at Gaylord Opryland Resort

SPF Enables Timely, Cost-Effective Renovation at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center During the recent renovation of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) was used in two different applications to solve unique problems. The first involved insulating a number of guest room walls with CertainTeed’s CertaSpray® Closed-Cell Foam Insulation. The second utilized CertaSpray’s structural ...

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What’s Shiny, Green, and Saves A Lot of $$

Everyone wants to save money. When it comes to spray foam, cutting costs depends on how well your home, office, or business is insulated. Keeping exterior air out, and interior air in, can do wonders for your bank account. When it comes to insulation, why not take it a step further and “go green?” Toms River School District decided to ...

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Covering the Spread: SPF Forms the Building Envelope of the Resorts World Casino New York City

A lot can happen in a decade. Or, not much at all. In the case of Queens’ Aqueduct Racetrack, it was a little bit of both – and a lot of spray foam. The Decision In 2001, still reeling from the nationwide effects of the tech bubble collapse and the aftermath of September 11, the state of New York was ...

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Gitmo Goes GREEN: An Old K-Span Structure Becomes Fit for Sustainable Service

The degradation of facilities located at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is no different than the state of many military bases throughout the world. It’s plagued with deteriorating concrete, metal, & wooden structures, mainly due to lack of budgeting for maintenance and compounded by Caribbean Island climatic conditions, including salt water-related corrosion issues. The military and dedicated civilian personnel ...

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Retrofit Insulation: Alternative Materials Gain Popularity

Spray Foam Insulation & Roofing Magazine has highlighted the benefits and superiority of SPF insulation versus other competing materials. For retrofitting projects, which rely on injection foam applications, the superiority isn’t quite as clear-cut, and competition is at an all-time high. Tripolymer: The “Shaving Cream” Solution Mike Green, President of Tripolymer Inc., first and foremost stresses the specialization of his ...

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Retrofit Insulation: Polyurethane Injection Foam Goes in Without the Walls Coming Down

Another variation of injection foam that is picking up steam in the booming retrofit market is a slow-rise, open-cell polyurethane formula. The hybrid product, whose superior insulating and sound-attenuating qualities give phenolic injection foams a run for their money, has a secure place within the contemporary housing climate in which people are making updates to existing homes rather than purchase ...

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Legislative Update: Save with Tax Credits and Rebate Programs

There are a lot of ways in which a homeowner can benefit from spray foam insulation. We’re all familiar with them: structural integrity for the home, energy efficiency, waterproofing – the list goes on. And we do our best as industry professionals to get the word out to homeowners concerning these benefits. But what most homeowners don’t know is that ...

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Cold Weather Spray Foam Application Techniques

Full-time spray foam contractors up north often lose the “full-time” aspect of their business during the winter months. Frigid temperatures pose several problems for SPF application; however with proper training and product selection, solutions are available. It’s important to be aware of certain factors, and learn a few tips and tricks for outsmarting the cold. Veteran SPF consultant Mason Knowles ...

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Ice Dams: Spray Foam Insulation to the Rescue

Anybody living in snow-strewn regions is familiar with the smattering of icicles dangling from rooftops during the winter months. A charming addition to Christmas decorations? Not quite – icicles are actually a dangerous, costly nuisance that flagships an improperly insulated home and attic. Icicles are a common result of the aptly named “ice dam,” and are the manifestation of a ...

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