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Tag Archives: November/December 2017

An Act of Kindness (For the Love of Baseball)

Spray foam specialist bequeaths baseball prize trip to a friend By Juan Sagarbarria  Within the world of spray polyurethane foam, we see many ways in which industry members come together to help each other get through different hurdles derived from complicated applications. Whether it’s a supplier sending out a technician to help their contractor troubleshoot equipment or a spray applicator ...

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The More You Know, The More You Grow

grow your business with reviews and ratings

Reviews are a valuable factor to grow and shape the outlook of a business. Here are tips to stay on top of your game. It is no secret that reviews are important for your business. When looking into a new product, contractor, restaurant, or movie, I am sure you first looked at the reviews to determine if it would be ...

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Working with Spray Foam in Cold Weather

Cold Weather Applications

By Robert Naini  Every year, as the leaves change colors, the air becomes crisper, and as the holiday season approaches, temperatures drop and sometimes we forget what kind of impact the colder weather can have on spray foam operations. Imagine this situation: Your spray foam installer gets to work, comfortable and relaxed, ready to start his day. But the diesel ...

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Ask the Expert: Soffits


How do I spray foam soffits in an unvented attic configuration By Mason Knowles  Soffits can be tricky to insulate and air seal properly. But if you apply a few basic building science principles, you can be confident the soffits are done correctly. First, consider that the role of the building envelope is to separate the inside environment from the ...

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SFWW Continues to Connect the SPF Industry

Spray Polyurethane Foam Industry

By Juan Sagarbarria  While working in the spray foam (SPF) trade means holding a piece of a growing enterprise, it is a piece that is not obtained without hard work and dedication. On a daily basis, applicators, contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers deal with numerous challenges that are unique to their roles and functions, but their individual efforts to overcome these ...

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Home for a Hero

Home for a Hero

Several entities unite to build an energy-efficient home for U.S. Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson By Demilec  Jennifer Nelson was six months pregnant with her first child when she received news that her husband was severely injured from a rocket blast during his third tour in Afghanistan in 2013. More than 7,000 miles away from his wife and soon-to-be baby ...

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Making a Mark on Whiskey

Maker's Mark Whiskey Spray Foam Magazine

Esteemed whiskey curator, Maker’s Mark, ensures the highest quality of their latest concoction with the help of SPF By Jourdan Porter Raise your hand if you fancy a glass of your select spirit after a hard day of work, to celebrate a win of your favorite sports team, or to enjoy just because you damn well feel like it. Surely if ...

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Containment and Ventilation

Containment and Ventilation: Two Key Concepts for a Safe Application of SPF By Stephen Wieroniey, Spray Foam Coalition It is critical for applicators, helpers, and adjacent workers who may enter the spray foam application area before foam is fully cured, to follow good work practices in order to avoid potential exposure to spray polyurethane foam (SPF) component chemicals. Potential health ...

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Ahead of Winter

Spray Polyurethane Foam Game of Thrones Ahead of Winter

World-renowned author puts energy efficiency, sustainability first By Juan Sagarbarria  There’s a cold, howling breeze currently traversing through the rusty, Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the dead of the southwestern night. It encapsulates New Mexico’s oldest city, Santa Fe, which glistens beneath this vast mountain range. At a 7,000-foot elevation and with virtually no humidity entwined, the desert chill is ...

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An Energy-Efficient Marriage

Photovoltaic Panels and Spray Polyurethane Foam

How spray foam roofing and photovoltaic systems maximize energy savings Talk about a partnership made in energy-efficient heaven: Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and photovoltaic (PV) systems. As green, sustainable construction maintains a steady, inclining line of progression with LEED designations and net-zero building as the main drivers, the unification of SPF and PV presents a direct solution for promotion of ...

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