What are the industry's current ignition barrier requirements?
When specifying spray foam insulation, inclusion of additional materials may be necessary to meet code standards. Building codes are constantly changing leaving some wondering what impact new requirements may have on spray foam insulation. Knowledgeable and expert spray foam contractors will complete due diligence to ensure that the product being used meets local code requirements.
An ignition barrier is intended to provide fire protection in attics and crawlspaces where entry is limited to maintenance and service of utilities. An ignition barrier can be a fire protective coating designed to inhibit or prevent the start and spread of fire from a spark or direct heat on the spray foam surface. Each Icynene product has been tested and formulated to meet code requirements pertaining to fire safety.
For each Icynene spray foam product the current amount of ignition barrier coating needed to meet requirements are outlined in their individual evaluation reports. The amount of ignition barrier coating needed on Icynene products are among the lowest in the industry – a testament to their fire safety. Our Building Science team is always available to help answer any specific questions you have pertaining to your unique project and your region - you can contact them here.