What You Need to Know When Working with Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation in Residential Buildings

Tuesday, January 22 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: North 253

Format: Building Knowledge Session Level of Content: All

Appropriate for: Multifamily Builders & Developers, Remodelers, Single Family - Production , Single Family - Small Volume Builders, Custom Builders, Manufacturers/Suppliers, Systems Built Home Manufacturers & Builders

Track(s): Development, Construction & Codes

Speaker Handouts and Other Documents

Moderator(s): David Jaffe, NAHB, Washington, DC

Speaker(s): Matt Belcher, Verdatek Solutions, PACIFIC, MO | Richard S. Duncan, Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, Fairfax, VA | Kurt P. Riesenberg, Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance, Fairfax, VA | Lee Salamone, American Chemistry Council, Washington, DC

What It’s About:

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation has become widely used within residential construction, but this surge of interest has some important implications that builders who are now working with foam - or who are considering doing so - should be aware of. This program is for builders, spray foam manufacturers and spray foam installers. It will address the different types of SPF products and recommended practices and guidance for avoiding and/or minimizing potential problems. Subjects covered include: climate zone guidance, unvented attic and crawlspace guidance, inspection guidelines, SPF health and safety considerations, and performance explanations, such as shrinkage, moisture, and more.

What You'll Learn:

  • Define components and applications and also characteristics and proper installation of spray foam insulation (SPF) systems in residential buildings.
  • Compare the different insulation performance characteristics of open-cell SPF and closed-cell SPF.
  • Identify the areas of the residential building envelope where SPF is best used and discuss the preferred types of SPF for each area, including unvented attic and crawlspace guidance.
  • Learn about reported problems with SPF and the likely causes of those problems.

How to Attend:

Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.