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  • Sound & Space

    • By Jeffrey Job
    • Added on Sep 27, 2021

    Acoustics are an important consideration when designing any kind of space. However, they are even more important to keep in mind for certain types of projects, such as healthcare facilities, multi-family homes, and schools. Spaces designed for music and other types of performance will have specific acoustic requirements. With increasing numbers of people working from home, home offices also require more consideration. read more

  • The Heat is On

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Sep 27, 2021

    A heated driveway has a similar concept to underfloor heating—tubes that run beneath the surface. Warm water and usually some kind of antifreeze is then forced through the tubes to keep the driveway at the perfect temperature and thus preventing the accumulation of snow and ice with the driveway being kept at a temperature just above freezing. The tubing usually goes through a boiler, often situated in the garage, and helps maintain a consistently warm temperature. read more

  • Termites, Spray Foam, and Building Codes

    • By Rick Duncan
    • Added on Jul 23, 2021

    Changing practices by pest management professions (PMPs) have impacted the ability to insulate crawlspaces with SPF in regions of high termite infestation–essentially impacting all wood-framed buildings in the southern United States. read more

  • Not Half-Assed

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Jul 23, 2021

    Stephanie and David Mayer are transforming shipping containers into a colorful and comfortable Annapolis, Missouri getaway. The Spray Foam Magazine team caught up with Stephanie while on the set of the TV show, Building Off the Grid, which will be featuring the containers in an upcoming episode this summer. read more

  • Butterfly

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on Jul 23, 2021

    The Green Cocoon LLC is a spray foam insulation company based in Salisbury, Massachusetts. The co-owner and vice president, Candace Lord, spoke to Spray Foam Magazine about how she fell in love with the spray foam industry and building science. read more

  • Rehab to Fab

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    Nicole Curtis is an HGTV star, the host of numerous Airbnb rentals, and owner of her own business: Detroit Renovations LLC. Spray Foam Magazine chatted with Curtis about why she is a rehab addict, which also happened to be the name of her first show, and why she uses spray foam insulation in her projects. read more

  • LEED the Way

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    Pearl Homes, based in Sarasota, Florida, is pushing the boundaries of sustainability by actively developing green building practices for affordable and workforce housing development projects. read more

  • Surfs Up, Toxins Down

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Mar 23, 2021

    On first glance the spray foam industry and surfboard manufacturing appear to have little in common. However, their environmental vision is remarkably similar: incorporating sustainable and recycled materials into their foam while looking for alternative eco-friendlier bio-oils. read more

  • Aquatic Eco Living

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Mar 23, 2021

    Images of canals in Holland, rivers in England, or the Keralan rice barges in Southeast Asia spring to mind when thinking of a traditional houseboat. The team at ARKUP, whose ethos is ‘avant-garde life on water,’ has taken a traditional concept of the houseboat and transformed it into something new and exciting. How did SPF have a role in the build of these million-dollar floating eco-villas? The Spray Foam Magazine team put on our white pants and sunglasses and headed to Miami to find out. read more

  • Unsinkable Boats

    • By Robert Naini
    • Added on Mar 23, 2021

    The use of polyurethane foam in the marine and boating industry is well documented. Polyurethane foam is built into boat cores and is added to areas of dead space within a boat’s hull to improve the buoyancy and add to the vessel’s flotation capability. read more

  • A Family Retreat

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Jan 29, 2021

    How spray foam is going off-grid and helping people escape with comfort. read more