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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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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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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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Unvented Attics for Existing Buildings

As residential construction has slowed over the past few years, many insulation contractors have turned to weatherization projects that add insulation and air sealing to existing homes. For SPF contractors, one of the easiest and most accessible areas to insulate and air seal is the band joist and to create unvented attics and crawlspaces. Unvented attics can be easily created ...

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