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Why spray foam insulation is ideal for modern commercial building designs

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New free eBook from Icynene and Green Builder Media focuses on advantages of spray foam in continuous insulation applications

Leading spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene, in conjunction with Green Builder Media, has just released a comprehensive e-book that explains the benefits of Icynene ProSeal and Icynene ProSeal Eco spray foam products in continuous insulation applications for commercial buildings. These closed cell spray foam products combine four functions in one material:

  • Continuous insulation
  • A continuous air barrier
  • A water-resistive barrier
  • A vapor barrier

“The two products we offer commercial architects—Icynene ProSeal and Icynene ProSeal Eco—are high-performance closed cell medium density spray foam products,” says Paul Duffy, VP Engineering for Icynene. “These spray foam products have an equal or higher R value than board stock products. In addition, spray foam has features that board stock does not. Board products are punctured for every fastener and every transition membrane that deflects water to the outside, so you need to use adhesive sealants, tapes and supplemental membranes for installation, which may require prep surface cleaners that have to be used effectively in order for these products to be durable continuous air and water barriers.”

The e-book is a quick read and offers comparison points that explain why closed cell spray foam is the optimum choice for continuous insulation applications in commercial buildings, on these topics:

  • Code compliance
  • Airtightness
  • Air barrier assembly performance
  • Design flexibility
  • Water resistive barriers
  • Water vapor permeance
  • Dimensional stability
  • Cold temperature applications
  • Fire resistance

The e-book also includes reference information with downloadable white paper, links to an online wall assembly tool as well as a resource with valuable information on how to design and build with Icynene spray foam insulation. Read the full release here.

 

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