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  • Weed Go Well Together

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    Cultivation and manufacturing facilities are increasing in numbers as many states allow licenses to companies wanting to specialize in cannabis crops. read more

  • It’s Electric

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    Construction work requires electrical power for numerous reasons, and oftentimes, sites have to use temporary wiring as a solution. Therefore, it’s imperative that building managers follow the rules set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). read more

  • Last One’s Standing

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    As Hurricane Ian’s threatening force geared up to be a direct hit on the Gulf Coast of Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis said, “Pray for people,” adding that Ian was of “historic” proportions. Floridians prepared as best they could for a storm that was so colossal, the entire state faced warnings about its possible effects. At just past 3 PM on Wednesday, September 28, 2002, Ian slammed into the Southern Gulf Coast as a Category 4 storm, killing 149 people. read more

  • Heaven Sent

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    There are moments in one’s life that really stand out as being special or out of the ordinary. One such event happened to Rusty Schrader, owner of Allstate Spray Foam Insulation, in Visalia, California. Rusty is a great believer in helping people where and when he can, and this opportunity came via a phone call. read more

  • Not Your Regular Joe

    • By Spray Foam Magazine Team
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    Joe Casas is dedicated, hardworking, patient, and loyal, and for the past 55 years he has dedicated himself to the trade, spending eight of these years at SWD Urethane. read more

  • Proven Practices to Prevent Wind Damage

    • By Robb Smith, RGS CONSULTING
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    The first time witnessing the power of wind, is an eye-opening experience for most in the roofing world. I would estimate that 95 percent or more of all people in the roofing industry have never seen a roof system severely wind damaged, let alone one blown-off by a hurricane. read more

  • Gimme Shelter

    • By Ashley Brooks
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    The inception of Bognor, Ontario’s Polaris Spray Foam & Insulation started as a casual discussion at a family Christmas gathering between cousins Devon Yule and Nathan Vascotto. Combined, the two have over 15 years of spray foam experience and decades of insulation experience. Nathan also owns Peninsula Plumbing, based in Wiarton, Ontario. read more

  • Air Barriers, Vapor Retarders and the Roof In Between

    • By Andrea Wagner Watts, Building Science Education Manager, GAF
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    Buildings are designed to keep the outside weather out and the inside space conditioned in a desired way. This is done with control layers designed to stop the uncontrolled movement of water, air, heat, and moisture vapor. read more

  • T-rex-tra Special Sculpture

    • By Ashley Brooks
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    Meet Rexy, a spray foam project of Jurassic proportions. Towering above the stacks in the children’s department at the Frisco Public Library in Frisco, Texas, she’s a free-standing sculpture of a Tyrannosaurus rex measuring in at over 20-ft tall and 40-ft wide. read more

  • Nothing to Sphere

    • By Danielle Macdonald
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    The impressive column-free interior bowled roof, otherwise known as the MSG Sphere, dominates the horizon on the Las Vegas Strip. Weighing just over 13,000 tons, the mighty steel framed, dome-shaped roof trusses?were welded and bolted together, which also presented the challenge of ensuring it was all watertight. What kind of roofing company could deal with such a vast and unusual shaped roofing system; an iconic project that has never been completed before? The Spray Foam Magazine team (SFMT) s read more

  • SPFA Ramping Up Concrete Lifting Guidance and Resources

    • By Rick Duncan
    • Added on Jul 30, 2023

    As the use of injected polyurethane foam (SPF) in concrete lifting applications continues to grow, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) has committed to expanding its focus, resources, and offerings for this important SPF specialty application category. read more