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Flood Damage-Resistance and Spray Foam Insulation

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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Closed-cell Spray Foam: the Only FEMA Class 5 Rated Flood-Resistant Insulation

Sprayed polyurethane foam and closed-cell plastic foams are the only materials that FEMA classifies as acceptable flood damage-resistant insulation materials for floors, walls and ceilings in its building design criteria for special flood hazard areas (SFHAs). This requirement applies to new construction, repair of substantially damaged buildings, and substantial improvement of existing buildings in SFHAs. To protect buildings constructed in ...

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