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Spray foam insulation helps homebuilders tackle tough installation challenges and deliver better energy efficiency.

At the 2015 International Builders' Show, Mike Loughery, director of corporate marketing communications for CertainTeed, reviewed the new CertaSpray Foam Insulation on the market. CertaSpray is a polyurethane foam that is sprayed into a building cavity and quickly expands to fill openings that may potentially leak air. The foam insulation provides an effective seal, which reduces energy loss and improves indoor air quality.

Loughery said CertaSpray can be used in whole house and building applications or in combination with fiberglass insulation. It is an ideal solution for hard to reach areas such as cathedral ceilings, knee walls and roof decks. CertaSpray has a high R-value, meaning a reduction in air leakage and minimized hot and cold spots while preventing the penetration of moisture and outdoor allergens.

Offered in both open- and closed-cell formulas, CertaSpray helps meet the requirements of an Energy Star home and is only installed by CertainTeed qualified contractors in order to achieve the most rigorous quality standards. The open-cell formula expands to create a soft, flexible insulation, and the closed-cell formula results in a hard, rigid consistency that provides added structural integrity to walls. 

CertaSpray has achieved GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality and GREENGUARD Children & Schools certifications. It is also ICC-ES approved, meeting building code standards. This approval makes CertaSpray the only closed-cell foam insulation offered in the U.S. that is both ICC code-approved and meets the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality requirements.

Read more about high performance home insulation.


Topics: Building Green, Cost of Ownership, Energy Audits, Insulation, Thermal Envelope

Companies: CertainTeed


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