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DuPont Tyvek ThermaWrap R5.0

DuPont Tyvek ThermaWrap R5.0 delivers the benefits of a weather barrier along with an insulation value of R5.0 in a single product that can be installed using familiar techniques similar to those for Tyvek HomeWrap.

Owens Corning ProPink EcoTouch R20

Energy codes continue to strengthen, and now all but two climate zones require R-20 insulation in 2-by-6 wall cavities.

Fomo ColorWise Temperature Warning Nozzles

Temperature is key when spraying high-quality foam with maximum yield, and ColorWise nozzles from Fomo provide a visual check to ensure the chemical is not too cold.

Building Envelope

Exclusive Research: The Building Envelope

Builders weigh in on their preferred materials and methods for the interior-exterior barrier that plays a critical role in delivering comfort, energy efficiency, and durability

Coalition opposes building codes that would allow non-flame retardant foam insulation

The newly formed Energy Efficient Foam Coalition announced its opposition to two building code proposals that would side-step the current code requirement for a long-standing fire safety test known as the E-84 Steiner Tunnel Test.

Progressive Foam Technologies Insulation Siding

Progressive Foam Technologies introduced two collections of siding insulation: the Fullback FC Premium Series and H2O Premium Series.

Fomo High Flow Technology Foam

Fomo’s High Flow Technology allows intricate cavities and spaces to be filled at three to four times the depth of traditional pour-in-place foam.

Conventional materials help achieve 90-percent energy savings in passive house

While special considerations were necessary in providing the heating and cooling systems for one of the first passive houses built in the U.S., mostly conventional materials were used for the building envelope.

Insul-X Insulation Board

Sto’s Insul-X is an extruded polystyrene foam insulation board used as the continuous insulation component for the company’s Energy Guard systems.

Open or closed cell: The age old question

While both open cell and closed cell spray foam insulation are proven and effective commercial solutions, each product has its own unique set of qu

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