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  • “Please Deduct for Windows & Studs...”

    • By Profoam Corporation
    • Added on Dec 01, 2021

    A spray foam contractor recently asked how to handle customers wanting to deduct for windows, studs, etc. with some even doing so after the job is complete. To avoid this situation altogether it is recommended to provide a total price for a project based on a minimum average thickness of foam in the building structure to be insulated. On some occasions a contractor may offer a square foot price as a job quote. read more

  • Structural Strength

    • By John Davidson
    • Added on Sep 27, 2021

    When insulating a home or a commercial space with spray foam, it is important to understand the types of spray foam insulation and where they are best suited for application. Spray foam insulation is a popular approach to temperature retention and control that helps promote energy savings and lowers costs. However, not all spray foam is equally applicable to any space. Using the wrong type of insulation in a particular location is at best minimally effective, or worse, can introduce new issues. 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

  • The Evolution of Blowing Agents

    • By Cassie Todtenhagen, Spray Foam Product Manager, Johns Manville
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    In order to meet emerging regulations, the spray foam industry is constantly working to develop new generations of spray foams that phase out or reduce the impact of ingredients with ozone depletion potential (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP). For reference (and as described in more detail below), ODP measures the potential impact on the Earth’s protective ozone layer, and GWP measures potential impacts contributing to atmospheric warming. 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

  • Big Birds

    • By Robert Naini & Donovan Smith
    • Added on Jul 21, 2020

    Using the temperature controlling properties of SPF to keep chickens plump read more

  • Give It Some Air

    • By Robert Naini
    • Added on May 29, 2020

    Ensuring that the air compressors are keeping equipment on the rig running smoothly read more