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Making Sense of Sprayed Polyurethane Foam

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For decades, the U.S. design and construction industry has turned to sprayed polyurethane foam to insulate and air seal buildings. When used as a roofing material, its monolithic nature allows for a seamless, self-flashing application that can keep out water. SPF can also improve energy efficiency, helping building owners and general contractors comply with energy codes and meet performance requirements for green building programs and certifications.

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To Vent or Not to Vent: Q&A

Designers have long used cross-ventilation to minimize the potential for moisture accumulation and condensation in attics and crawl spaces. However, unvented attics have become popular in both residential and commercial applications, pushed by emerging claims of energy savings and moisture control. While these ‘new-style’ attics can be successfully used in many circumstances, this author believes there are reasons to employ vented assemblies in many situations.

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To Vent or Not to Vent: Tips for insulating vented attics

Designers have long used cross-ventilation to minimize the potential for moisture accumulation and condensation in attics and crawl spaces. However, unvented attics have become popular in both residential and commercial applications, pushed by emerging claims of energy savings and moisture control. While these ‘new-style’ attics can be successfully used in many circumstances, this author believes there are reasons to employ vented assemblies in many situations.

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To Vent or Not to Vent: Deciding what is best for attic applications

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Designers have long used cross-ventilation to minimize the potential for moisture accumulation and condensation in attics and crawl spaces. However, unvented attics have become popular in both residential and commercial applications, pushed by emerging claims of energy savings and moisture control. While these ‘new-style’ attics can be successfully used in many circumstances, this author believes there are reasons to employ vented assemblies in many situations.

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