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Reason One: Open-Cell spray foam creates an effective air barrier for optimal building performance

A 2009 Wall Energy Rating (WER) study shows that without an air barrier, insulation alone cannot provide optimal energy efficiency and comfort for occupants. Such findings have now led to air barriers becoming a critical part of building code and industry standards such as ASHRAE 90.1.

Reason Three: Open-Cell spray foam enhances building durability

Air leakage can lead to concealed condensation and moisture damage. Using an effective air barrier such as Icynene light-density, open-cell spray foam can contribute to improved durability and performance of building envelope assemblies.

Extreme weather events like hurricanes and floods can cause serious damage to buildings. As a result, these extreme weather events can cause various kinds of damage to buildings including:

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