News

  • 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

  • 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

  • Straight Shooters

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

    The world of marketing can be a daunting place, with terms like intelligent advertising, Gen-Z Consumers and Integrated customer databases. However, take away all the fluff and fancy talk and it comes down to the basics: know the potential customer. Wiggins Construction LLC, a Powell, Wyoming roofing company, did exactly that by offering their potential customers a free rifle with every purchase of a roof installation. read more

  • Going for Gold

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Jul 23, 2021

    The Olympics Games, still called Tokyo 2020, was postponed to July 2021. Many of the retrofit buildings at the Tokyo Olympics incorporated materials that will help promote Japan’s ecological standpoint, culture, heritage and a nod to the past Tokyo 1964 Olympics, as well as a salute to the optimistic future of Tokyo’s metropolitan organic growth. read more

  • Legislative Challenges for Spray Foam

    • By Doug Kramer
    • Added on Jul 23, 2021

    Scrutiny of the spray foam industry is nothing new. One reason for this scrutiny is that spray foam is a disruptive technology to more traditional materials and therefore requires a change in mindset for code authorities, builders, and consumers. read more

  • Through the Roof

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Jul 23, 2021

    Space exploration is no longer the sole territory of government agencies, with private companies thrusting forward at a greater speed than governments. Several dominant players in the U.S. private sector “space race” include SpaceX, Orbital Sciences, Blue Origin, Bigelow Aerospace, SpaceDev, and Virgin Group to name a few. What does that mean for the spray foam industry? In one word–opportunity. read more

  • A Quality Team

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

    Chris West is the President of West Roofing Systems, Inc. His uncle, Dick West, founded West Roofing Systems in 1980. read more

  • Up on the Rooftop

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

    Cassie Gale Newcomb works for ETRU Insulation & Coatings, a family-owned business located in Southern Illinois. She describes herself as a jack of all trades and handles Sales, Scheduling, and Customer Service. She’s a go-getter and doer of all things that need to be done. read more

  • Unlocking Options for Architects

    • By Kevin Wiacek, Product Marketing Manager, Carlisle Spray Foam Insulation
    • Added on Jul 23, 2021

    Keeping commercial construction projects on schedule may require architects and engineers to entertain not in-kind product substitutions for common building materials. Exposing more architects to the benefits of spray foam insulation and simplifying the substitution process positions the SPF industry to benefit in the long term. This article provides an overview of specifications, product testing, and certification requirements commonly encountered in the commercial construction market. read more

  • Asbestos in Roofs

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

    Asbestos was introduced in the 1800s and soon became popular due to its efficient and cost-effective fireproofing and insulation properties. Fast forward to the 1980s when people suddenly realized this material is a carcinogen and not great for our health. read more

  • Stop the Fall

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

    Falls continue to be one of the highest causes of injury and death in the U.S. workplace. However, trips and falls can be prevented with employers ensuring that the work area is set up in such a way that all OSHA fall protection guidelines are adhered to. For example, OSHA requires fall protection be provided at elevations of six feet in the construction industry and that fall protection be provided when working over hazardous equipment and machinery, irrespective of the fall distance. read more