Stories In Summer Issue 2021 Issue Of SprayFoam Magazine Magazine

  • Great Stuff to Keep in Your Rig

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    The gaps around a window or door frame can provide an open invitation to unwanted air into a home. Some contractors have reported their usual foam may cause an unnecessary mess when applying it to these smaller spaces. The question therefore arises; is there an alternative foam for these smaller spaces? read more

  • Heads UP

    • By Bullard
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    Head injuries can result in traumatic brain injuries, occasionally resulting in death. Not a great opening line but unfortunately this is a serious threat for anyone either working at heights, close quarters, or where a worker’s hard hat has fallen off their head. Bullard recognized these hazards and responded by designing a new low-riding helmet that would stay on a user’s head even if they were to trip or fall. read more

  • SPFA Expands Benefits to Members

    • By Rick Duncan
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    The Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) has been hard at work expanding its offerings and benefits to members and the industry. With the recent launch of our improved website, we are utilizing the online portal as a central hub for all resources, education, certifications, event information, technical guidance and much more. read more

  • LEED the Way

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    Pearl Homes, based in Sarasota, Florida, is pushing the boundaries of sustainability by actively developing green building practices for affordable and workforce housing development projects. read more

  • Mid-Year SPF Industry Outlook

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    As we enter the second half of 2021, what are your thoughts on the overall state of the spray foam industry? Simon Baker: We are facing some challenges, however it’s not all bad. Market demand is very strong, driven by surging new home construction. read more

  • Splashing Into Pool Insulation

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    The clouds are melting away and the sunbeams are finally shooting through what has been a testing year for many. This particular pool and indoor swim spa with hot tub is located in Langley, BC, Canada and is sure to make someone’s summer extra special this year. read more

  • Generations of Generators

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Staff
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    WINCO’s story started in 1927 when two brothers, John and Gerhard Albers of rural Cherokee, Iowa created a wind generator to charge their six-volt battery and provide continuous power for their radio. read more

  • Rehab to Fab

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    Nicole Curtis is an HGTV star, the host of numerous Airbnb rentals, and owner of her own business: Detroit Renovations LLC. Spray Foam Magazine chatted with Curtis about why she is a rehab addict, which also happened to be the name of her first show, and why she uses spray foam insulation in her projects. read more

  • The Art of Spray Foam

    • By Noelle Krevetski
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    Spray foam has gone pop-art-cool with a surge of views and followers on TikTok, and it’s going viral on several other social media platforms, including Instagram and YouTube. People are spraying this new interior design fashion around planters, benches, mirrors, tables, shelves and transforming normal looking household décor into something fun. By adding a little neon on pastel paint of the foam, they are adding a whimsical cartoonish feel to these everyday items. read more

  • High Standards

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    The Grenfell Tower is seen as one of the UK’s worst modern disasters, which could and should have been prevented. This tragedy has resulted in a proposed adjustment for UK Construction, in particular the effects that the delivery of an air gap can have in a structure. read more

  • The Evolution of Blowing Agents

    • By Cassie Todtenhagen, Spray Foam Product Manager, Johns Manville
    • Added on May 25, 2021

    In order to meet emerging regulations, the spray foam industry is constantly working to develop new generations of spray foams that phase out or reduce the impact of ingredients with ozone depletion potential (ODP) and global warming potential (GWP). For reference (and as described in more detail below), ODP measures the potential impact on the Earth’s protective ozone layer, and GWP measures potential impacts contributing to atmospheric warming. read more