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Energy-Efficient Abode

Spray polyurethane foam provides an energy-efficient facelift for Toronto home.

Spray Polyurethane Foam Provides an Energy-Efficient Facelift for Toronto Home BY JUAN SAGARBARRIA When seeking a place to call home in the Toronto area, architect Christine Lolley had two pre-requisites: That the home be in close proximity to her architecture firm’s office and that the home was as energy-efficient as possible. Her firm, Solares Architecture, specializes in luxurious and energy-efficient ...

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Extreme Makeover: Foam Edition: A 104-year-old Home is Revitalized with a Unique SPF Application

There are times where we find ourselves driving around through areas of a town in which arrays of residential homes that have remained resilient through the ages stand as monuments of the past. Sometimes they remain untouched; other times they get demolished so that new, up-to-date structures can be constructed. But, if inclination for retaining the aesthetics these old structures ...

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Seeking: End To Leaking: A Spray Foam Roofing System Provides a Watertight Solution for a Leaky EPDM Roof

Leaky roofs can be a hassle to deal with, but imagine the difficulty in addressing a leaking roof the size of one and a half football fields. Add to that situation a water treatment facility, and you have a major headache. Because water treatment plants are responsible for decontaminating their city’s water, it’s particularly important that outside water not infiltrate ...

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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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