With spray foam, builders can lower construction costs, meet or exceed today’s stringent building code requirements, and provide customers with the benefits of spray foam.
Spray foam acts as both insulation and an air barrier that seals the building envelope, reducing the need for additional air sealant materials. Also, some jurisdictions require air tightness tests to prove compliance. A spray foam building assembly can be tested before the drywall is applied, which could save time and avoid costly repairs if defects are found.
Meet or Exceed Building Code Requirements
- Spray foam fits into hard to reach places and can be applied directly onto existing roof coverings, which could eliminate the need for costly and time consuming tear-off and replacement.
- Spray foam roofs and insulation can help you meet or exceed the stringent building and energy codes adopted by states and localities that encourage or mandate increased energy efficiency.
- Spray foam can help builders meet the energy efficiency requirements if involved programs such as Energy Star, LEED, and NAHB Green Building Certification, potentially eliminating the need for a local code official inspection of energy elements and reduced fees.
Building Performance and Energy Efficiency
An Education on Insulation for Today’s Homeowner
Whether it’s a home or office building, strip mall or corner store, owners are concerned about building performance and energy efficiency. Spray foam can help builders provide long-term value to their customer. With spray foam, customers can enjoy the many benefits listed above and live in comfortable, draft-free homes or buildings.
The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) conducted a life cycle assessment of spray foam insulation. The results of the study show that the energy and environmental benefits from spray foam insulation used in new residential construction and commercial roofing retrofits far outweigh the embodied energy and embodied environmental impacts.
Spray foam is an excellent way to provide energy reductions to customers as well as improve the overall quality of a home and or building.
Additional Spray Foam Resources
Guidance on Modeling Unvented Attics in CA
See how SPF can be useful for the California Energy Commission’s 2016 requirements for High Performance Attics.
Guidance on Removal & Disposal of High Pressure SPF
Learn more about the variety of factors to consider when removing high-pressure SPF insulation from buildings.