SprayFoam Documents

A Lifetime of Value

A Lifetime of Value

Along the Massachusetts Coast, sits Scituate, a town known for its commercial fishing fleet, the Scituate Lighthouse and the Lawson Tower. Another thing Scituate is known for is its weather – mild during the summer, when temperatures tend to be in the 70s, and very cold and wet during winter, when temperatures tend to be in the 20s. When designing homes for this coastal town, builders must take into consideration the cold climate coupled with an average rainfall of 51 inches per year. read more

A Big Splash: Closed Cell SPF Meets the Challenge of an Indoor Pool in a Cold Climate

A Big Splash: Closed Cell SPF Meets the Challenge of an Indoor Pool in a Cold Climate

MZO Group of Boston, Massachusetts was tasked with a challenging problem: design and build an indoor, heated pool in a cold, snowy Massachusetts environment, a scenario which could lead to moisture problems. To add to the challenge, the pool house had to be isolated from the rest of the newly constructed home along a shared 35 ft. common wall. read more

Reducing Energy and Improving Comfort by Huntsman

Reducing Energy and Improving Comfort by Huntsman

In a typical neighborhood, a typical 1950s house stood: under-insulated, leaky and uncomfortable with high heating and cooling bills. The owners kept the thermostat setting conservative, because setting it higher was “a waste of energy.” Literally, this was the case, as the home had: • A few inches of disintegrating insulation on the attic floor • Uninsulated subfloors • Uninsulated basement walls and rim joist • Leaky building envelope • Uninsulated and leaky ducts read more

SPF Enables Timely, Cost-Effective Renovations

SPF Enables Timely, Cost-Effective Renovations

During the recent renovation of the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) was used in two different applications to solve unique problems. The first involved insulating a number of guest room walls with CertainTeed’s CertaSpray® Closed Cell Foam Insulation. The second utilized the structural properties of CertaSpray Closed Cell Foam Insulation to create a new bar and lounge in the Cascades Atrium. read more

Cost Comparison: Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation

Cost Comparison: Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation

With the demand for improved energy efficiency, increasingly stringent code requirements and rigorous consumer expectations, the overall performance of building enclosures has received a surge of industry focus. One of the components receiving elevated attention in design is the selection of insulation materials. read more

Energy Performance and Closed-Cell Spray Foam: A Better Building Technology

Energy Performance and Closed-Cell Spray Foam: A Better Building Technology

Superior energy performance depends largely on creating a better building envelope. Use of closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (ccSPF) as insulation provides consistent and unparalleled airtightness, thermal performance, and moisture-control benefits. Authoritative research confirms the cost effectiveness and suitability of ccSPF. read more

Get Severe Weather Protection From Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation

Get Severe Weather Protection From Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation

The Leading Insulation Choice For Severe Weather Protection: Closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation (ccSPF) is the ideal insulation for hurricane and severe weather zones. It adds structural strength, wind uplift resistance, and water resistance to its outstanding insulation performance. It’s also cost-effective, easy to install, durable, improves energy efficiency, and may qualify for rebates, tax credits, and reduced insurance premiums. read more

Environmental Benefits of Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

Environmental Benefits of Closed-Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam

Key attributes associated with high-performance and green building designs include energy efficiency, occupant comfort and material durability. A focus on green building standards and more stringent code requirements have led to adoption of best practices in construction materials and methods. Among those is the use of more efficient insulation systems, air barriers and seamless monolithic roofing systems. read more

Honeywell Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation

Honeywell Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation

Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation: - offers high R-value per inch - acts as a seamless air barrier - restricts moisture transmission - adds structural strength - reduces sound transmission - does not shrink or settle read more

Severe Weather and Walls/Roofs

Severe Weather and Walls/Roofs

The case for using closed cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) in hurricane and high wind zones. read more