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Q&A: What is a "board foot"?

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Icynene Building Genius answers your questions

The spray foam insulation industry refers to the terms "board foot" and "board feet" when they talk about how much yield or coverage their products. While some in the building industry may know what this refers to, others are unsure. Icynene's Building Genius gives you the answer and let's you learn how Icynene spray foam insulation offers the industry's best board foot economics.

What is a board foot?
A board foot is considered as a square foot at one inch depth. This industry-standard measurement takes into account the square footage of the surface a licensed spray foam contractor will be spraying as well as how many inches of foam will be applied to the cavity/surface area. For anyone looking to determine the board feet of their project, first calculate the square footage of the surface being sprayed. Then multiply that number by how many inches of foam is required by the local building code.

As the industry leader, Icynene spray foam insulation products offer some of the highest yields available. For instance, Icynene Classic spray foam can yield as much as 20,000 board feet while our Icynene MD-C-200 - as a medium-density product - can yield as much as 4,500 board feet. Our newest open cell product, Icynene Classic Max can yield as much as 22,000 board feet.  Please note, these yields are guides and yield can vary depending on the job. With these high yields, Icynene spray foam offers you better value for your investment with guaranteed performance over the long term.

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