We hear the term Global Warming Potential often in the spray foam insulation industry. But what is it? And how can it play an important role in your commercial construction projects? We take a look at what Global Warming Potential means and why it's important for you to think about.
Icynene has unveiled its latest closed-cell medium density spray foam innovation for the Canadian market – Icynene ProSeal™. This releases follows the release of the product in the United States in February 2014.
Icynene's newest product innovation - Icynene ProSeal Eco -is the world's first 100% water blown closed cell spray foam insulation material making it a perfect green option for architects looking to go green.
While both open-cell and closed-cell spray foam insulation are proven and effective commercial solutions, each product has its own unique set of qualities and is more suited to certain applications. Armed with this knowledge, specifiers can make better educated decisions when it comes to product selection.
Wind damage during an extreme weather event such as a hurricane can leave significant damage to a building. One particular area susceptible to significant damage is the roof. Water ingress from roof damage is considered one of the most commons insurance claims. One easy solution to address this problem is an unvented roof which is designed around spray foam. This helps protect the roof from damage due to fewer openings, thereby reducing the chance of water penetration.
Spray foam can be a key component of the remediation efforts following extreme weather events such as hurricanes or floods. With these weather events, significant damage can be sustained by buildings, yet the aftermath of hurricane-strength winds and the threat of wind-driven rain and flooding can be addressed with proper planning and understanding.
Building Genius presents architects, commercial builders and production builders with an insight into the spray foam insulation and building industries across the United States and Canada. With a key focus on building science, codes and standards, burgeoning trends, industry development and news, Building Genius offers an outlook from the spray foam insulation industry leader, Icynene, from the perspective of our top engineers, code specialists and industry experts.