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Burn Notice: The Advantages of Appendix X Approved Spray Foam Insulation

The Advantages of Appendix X Approved Spray Foam Insulation

Attic and crawl space insulation are some of the most common applications in the spray foam industry. A critical component in each of these applications is the installation of a thermal or ignition barrier to separate the foam insulation from the interior space of a building. However, spray foam products can be installed in attics and crawl spaces without an ...

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Thermal and Ignition Barrier Coatings: Annoying Inconvenience or Profit Opportunity?

Fire protective coatings have undoubtedly aided the SPF industry’s growth, as many of the jobs available today weren’t practical before coatings–in many instances, you couldn’t competitively bid them. However, there have been growing pains as the industry has grown and the use of coatings has expanded. Specifically, it has been somewhat of a challenge to generate industry-wide compliance with building ...

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Through the Fire: An Overview of the Rigorous Testing Procedures for Fire-Retardant Coatings

Fire Retardent Coatings

When it comes to fire testing, the benchmark for a thermal barrier, as it pertains to spray foam insulation, is half-inch gypsum wallboard. In fact, gypsum board, or drywall, is the prescriptive thermal barrier defined by the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC). Materials not defined in the IBC or IRC can meet non-prescriptive thermal barrier standards ...

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