25 Jan '16, 12pm

Getting Spray Foam Right

Getting Spray Foam Right

Spray foam insulation scares homeowners more than it should — although this is hardly surprising given the horror stories that abound on the Internet. While some of these stories are legitimate, more are based on skewed perceptions or flawed science. The truth is that spray foam is an incredibly effective insulation material and that failures are incredibly rare. Spray foam also scares contractors less than it should. When we first started using spray foam in 1995 we were captivated by its ability to stop convective as well as conductive heat loss, its versatility, and its ease of installation (among other things). It almost seemed magical, certainly compared to alternatives like fiberglass and cellulose. While some of the magic has worn off over the past twenty years, many in our industry continue to take quality installation for granted. The truth is that spray foam is a...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/guest-blog...

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