Spray Polyurethane Foam as a Continuous Insulation (CI) Solution

Sponsored by Icynene-Lapolla
By Andrew Hunt

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define both options of foam insulation products (SPF/Rigid Board) for exterior CI project application.
  2. Learn about the installation and performance advantages of SPF vs. Rigid Foam Board.
  3. Investigate the use of SPF to achieve multiple performance traits in one product including thermal, air, and water resistance.
  4. Recognize the installed cost advantages of SPF vs. Rigid Foam Board.

Credits:

AIA
0.5 AIA LU/Elective
AIBD
0.5 AIBD P-CE
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AAA
AAA 0.5 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
AANB 0.5 Hour of Core Learning
AAPEI
AAPEI 0.5 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 0.5 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
NLAA 0.5 Hour of Core Learning
NSAA
NSAA 0.5 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA
NWTAA 0.5 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 0.5 Learning Hour
SAA
SAA 0.5 Hour of Core Learning
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course is approved as a Core Course
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Designing a continuous insulations barrier can present a challenge when trying to ensure that all connections and transitions are properly sealed. Spray foam insulation can provide a cost-effective and simple one-stop solution to designing and installing an effective continuous insulation strategy. Foam insulation can outperform other traditional types of insulation and also be easier and faster to install that rigid foam board, decreasing construction time and improving thermal performance of the building.

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Photo courtesy of Icynene-Lapolla

 

Icynene-Lapolla Icynene-Lapolla is a leader of high performance building material innovations aimed at optimizing the building envelope and maximizing energy efficiency. Available in more than 31 countries, Icynene-Lapolla is a global manufacturer and supplier of spray polyurethane foam for insulation and roofing applications, reflective roof coatings and equipment. Serving architects, builders, contractors and homeowners, Icynene-Lapolla’s solutions enhance residential and commercial structures, in both new and retrofit construction.

 

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