Eliminating fossil fuel consumption in buildings is best done by achieving both energy conservation and energy generation. Sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing provides a method for accomplishing the first goal, and photovoltaic (PV) systems offer high performance for the second.
The annual Sprayfoam 2016 convention and trade show will be held February 8 to 11 in Orlando. Hosted by Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), the trade show draws nearly 1200 people from all aspects of the sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) industry both in the United States and around the world.
Insulating walls with low-pressure sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) is a common practice among builders and architects for various reasons—such as increased energy efficiency, structural support, and overall comfort. One of the ways SPF can increase the comfort of a structure is through the material’s sound-deadening properties, which contractors can employ to bring additional value to a project.
A wide range of polyurethane foam products is available in various densities and open-cell content, each exhibiting different performance characteristics such as application temperature, moisture resistance and R-value, and compressive strength. While a previous article in The Construction Specifier examined the basics of Sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF), this feature examines how foam selection affects installation characteristics, including the maximum lift thickness per pass and allowable substrate temperatures that affect final product performance.
Use of sprayed polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation has steadily become more widespread. Used in residential and commercial structures of various types, SPF is a high-performance option for the building envelope. When applied in ceilings, walls, and floors, the material boasts numerous benefits, including ease of installation, durability, energy efficiency, and improvements in indoor air quality (IAQ).