Profoam Discusses Benefits of Appendix X Approved Spray Polyurethane Foam

Profoam Discusses Benefits of Appendix X Approved Spray Polyurethane Foam
RUTLEDGE, GA – October 27, 2015 – Attic and crawl space insulation are some of the most common applications in the spray foam industry. A critical component in each of these applications is the installation of a thermal or ignition barrier to separate the foam insulation from the interior space of a building. However, spray foam products can be installed in attics and crawl spaces without an ignition barrier, provided they passed specified testing requirements. In recent years, a number of new ignition barrier-forgoing SPF insulation products have hit the market, allowing contractors to take advantage of substantial savings on materials.

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Because spray polyurethane foam is a flammable material, thermal and ignition barriers are crucial to the safety of building occupants in the event of a fire. International Building Code (IBC) 2603.4 and International Residential Code (IRC) R316.4 both stipulate that plastic insulation like spray foam must be separated from the interior space of a building, and there are numerous ways in which separation is implemented.

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Link to Article: Burn Notice: The Advantages of Appendix X Approved Spray Foam Insulation

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