Every decision—from how you commute to work to the home you live in—determines the size of your carbon footprint. Environmental, as well as cultural and economic realities, determine the tradeoffs and sacrifices we’re willing to make for a cleaner world. Environmental stewardship and sustainable practices can make a difference. There are obvious ways you can […]
Constructing resilient homes has become a target of architects, builders, code officials, and local governments. The purpose of building a resilient home is to create a structure that is better able to withstand a variety of weather-related challenges that it may encounter. When it comes to creating a resilient structure, strength and durability are especially […]
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) is a spray-applied product widely used to insulate buildings and seal cracks and gaps, improving energy efficiency and home comfort. If you’ve ever seen a video clip of SPF being installed, you know why it is the product of choice for so many professionals. It reacts quickly, fills the wall cavities […]
Today, we celebrate Earth Day, a time when we bring global awareness to the importance of protecting our planet. Since its inception over 30 years ago, individuals, companies and governments have banded together to support various initiatives, from planting trees at local parks to starting large-scale campaigns to promote sustainable living. But there’s more we […]
In our day-to-day lives, there are simple luxuries that typically go unnoticed, but are greatly appreciated. This feeling can come from a smooth car ride, an uneventful day or your favorite pair of jeans that fit just right. You can achieve a similar feeling in your home and spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation is an […]
One expert in upstate New York says spray polyurethane foam insulation “does the best job of filling cracks and gaps while sealing out cold air.” Homes can lose as much as 40 percent of heating and cooling energy through cracks and gaps in the building envelope. Preventing air infiltration helps make a home more comfortable […]
One housing development in Tennessee is putting its own twist on demonstrating the energy efficiency of homes insulated with spray polyurethane foam (SPF). Check out the story below to see how the developers put a chocolate bunny in the attic of SPF-insulated homes to show how spray foam keeps it from getting too hot! Using […]
The United Nations’ scientific panel in October made a landmark announcement, stating the immediate consequences of climate change may be closer than originally suggested. The report, issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and delivered to the UN scientific panel, describes global consequences ranging from food shortages to wildfires to the mass die-off […]
A recent survey conducted by Home Innovation Research Labs asked builders about their use of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) usage around the country. The survey showed that 60% of builders are currently using SPF, while 16% of builders are looking to start using SPF in the future.
As states and local jurisdictions increasingly move toward more efficient building codes in regards to energy use, the manufacturers of construction materials have been busy developing and improving products that can help meet these new standards. Spray foam can help.