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Tactical Considerations for Spray Polyurethane Foam

Issue 1 and Volume 168.

BY P.J. NORWOOD AND SEAN M. GRAY The building industry is always looking to reduce costs and offer the homeowner a higher level of product satisfaction. Some define this as reduced cost or the use of materials that increase the home’s R-value or thermal resistance. Some materials are engineered to allow for greater unsupported spans to meet the desire of today’s consumers for an open floor plan. We have seen this trend in roof and floor structures, in exterior sheathing, and in windows. You name it, and a developer has looked into and designed a “better” product for today’s builders and consumers. One of the current buzzwords in the housing industry is “green”-i.e., offering increased energy efficiency/savings, decreased environmental impact by using natural resources (sunlight, rainwater, and wind), or new and improved building materials. Green design and materials also raise the price and value of the homes. We all know…

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