Improving Roof Performance with Spray Foam Insulation

Sponsored by Huntsman Building Solutions
By Andrew Hunt

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss how spray foam insulation differs from traditional insulation types.
  2. List the key benefits of specifying spray foam for new construction.
  3. Describe the key benefits and why it makes sense to recover roofs with SPF.
  4. Recognize the importance of certified and well-trained installers.

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

Spray foam insulation (SPF) has outstanding insulation properties when compared to traditional building materials and can be an important tool when designing a new roof. However, spray foam insulation can also prove to be a valuable tool for existing roof restoration. This course will provide an overview of the benefits of spray foam insulation, specific applications for the material, and the importance of utilizing trained installers for the installation.

Roofing

 

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.

 

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