Monthly Archives: December 2011

How Spray Foam Insulation Can Help Our Veterans

On November 2nd 2011 an eight inch thick layer of open cell polyurethane spray foam insulation was applied to the home of Sergeant Allen Hill. Two days later he and his family moved into their newly built house, courtesy of ABC television and the producers of the popular philanthropic show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Anyone [...]

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How Spray Foam Insulation Saved a Music Room

pray Foam Insulation and Roofing Magazine recently published an article about a home in Charleston, South Carolina in which a fire completely leveled the home – except for one room. The article goes on to explain how the homeowner constructed his personal music room for maximum sound insulation, using open-cell polyurethane spray foam insulation (spray [...]

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Sustainability and Polyurethane Foam

So many people seeking a wholly organic and environmentally friendly lifestyle automatically assume any material with a chemical sounding name will cause them harm. Yet that is a notion that is so inaccurate, it is almost laughable. According to the Polyurethane Foam Association, polyurethane is produced as a result of the reaction of two organic [...]

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Is Spray Foam Insulation Really ‘Green’?

Is polyurethane foam, in its sprayed form and as an insulator, actually environmentally friendly? What does ‘green’ and ‘environmentally friendly’ mean? All excellent questions, and all of them are not answerable in a word or two. Let’s begin with defining the concept of environmentally friendly. According to the International Organization for Standardization (IOS) the term [...]

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Spray Foam Insulation Preparation

So, you have chosen to kick out the pink stuff and insulate your home using spray foam insulation instead. Congratulations! You’re on your way to reaping the benefits of more energy savings, less mold, fewer air leaks, greener materials, and twice the protective capability when compared to traditional fiberglass and cellulose insulation. But you won’t [...]

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Have You Thought about Your R-Value Lately?

Your home’s R-value may not be the first thing on your mind when you get up in the morning, or even the last when you go to bed at night. After all, it is a bit abstract and you may be more concerned with issues like paying your bills. But R-value—a measure of an insulation’s [...]

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The Environmental Truth on Polyurethane Foam

Cruising the Internet for information will eventually lead one to vehement ‘consumer advocate’ blog sites bent on demonizing the use of anything man-made. Don’t use stainless steel utensils! The lead will kill your children! Don’t drink decaffeinated coffee! The formaldehyde will kill you! The homebuilding industry is not without these cries of alarm. Vinyl flooring [...]

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