Advantages of Spray Foam Roof Insulation

Sponsored by Huntsman

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the different types of insulation products commonly installed on the walls and roofs of commercial buildings
  2. Discuss how SPF differs from traditional commercial roof insulation products
  3. List the key benefits of specifying spray foam for new construction including design flexibility, low maintenance durability, high R-Value, energy efficiency and manufacturer backed warranty
  4. Describe the key benefits of spray foam insulation and how it helps protect the integrity of the roof, keeping , occupants, installers, and the environment safe
  5. Identify how hiring certified and well-trained installers can ensure both the roof and the building will maintain stability throughout its lifetime,


1 AIA LU/Elective
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
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NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 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
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
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

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) has outstanding insulation properties when compared to traditional building materials and creates a monolithic membrane on all roofing substrates. This system will conform to all roof architecture and your creative design styles. Also, spray foam can provide energy savings not only for new construction but to be utilized for existing roof restoration as well. This course will provide an overview of the thermal performance benefits of roofing spray foam, specific applications for the material, and the importance of utilizing qualified applicators for the installation process.

Spray Foam Inusulation

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Huntsman Building Solutions Huntsman Building Solutions was born in May 2020, following Huntsman’s acquisition of leading North American spray polyurethane foam (SPF) company Icynene-Lapolla in February 2020. Icynene-Lapolla has been integrated with Demilec, also a market leader in SPF applications and which Huntsman acquired in 2018. Together, the businesses are now one of the world’s leading SPF providers and the fifth largest insulation manufacturer. The Huntsman Building Solutions brand name was announced in May and the combined Business now provides customers with an unmatched offering of energy-saving open-cell and closed-cell SPF products, for residential and commercial property owners.


Originally published in August 2022