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SPFA AWARDS

"There is always a certain amount of
collaboration that needs to take place
on projects between the general contractor and the subcontractors," said the
contractors. "On historic and sensitive
projects such as these, working together
can make all the difference."
The crew encountered a situation where the windows had not been

installed, but the home was otherwise
ready to spray. It was noted that if the
windows were installed prior to foam
application, they could be included in the
seamless envelope provided by the spray
foam. This would allow the crew to spray
right to the edge of the windows to prevent
air leakage. "Little details can make the
biggest differences," said the contractors.

Elite [Insulation] & PolyPro practice
at the highest levels of
professionalism. They are very detailed
and knowledgeable, which played a large
part in the ultimate determination by the
owner to move in this direction."

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A big risk factor of the project concerned the use of the lift. "When using a
lift to access the exterior of a two-story
home, there are always risks involved,"
said the contractors. "You don't want
to damage the lift, the property nor
the foam hose or have anyone hurt, so
double checking harnesses and lanyards, lift position and movement, spray
foam hose position and PPE is of the
utmost importance."
But, the crew decided using an
articulating lift to complete the project ensured expedited completion.
Using the lift allowed easy and efficient access to all areas of the exterior walls, and a seamless, closed cell
foam application from the outside of the
home eliminated the cold draft felt in
the original log structure.
Fortunately, level ground around
the home allowed for easy and safe
access to all areas of its exterior. Crew
member Ken Wells carries SPFA PCP
Certified Master Installer designation
of installation of open and closed cell
foam as well as being a Certified Project
Manager, and his leadership ensured a
successful installation.
The use of Lapolla FOAM-LOK 20004G on this project reduced the ozone
depletion potential by 100 percent,
with an ODP value of zero. "The HFO
technology significantly reduces the
GWP (Global Warming Potential) from
previously over 1300 to less than one
(<1)," said Kramer. "With spray foam's
ability to already be of help by reducing carbon footprint, this step in technology lends itself to an important
global solution."
Lapolla has a 10-year professional
relationship with Elite Insulation &
PolyPro LLC, a commendable bond
between contractors and a supplier.
"[Spray foam], for this home, was the
best possible insulation option available," said the contractors. "Placing
the insulation on the exterior would
allow the brick and log structure to
be inside the conditioned envelope,
forever protecting the logs and bricks
in a conditioned environment as well as
utilizing their sheer mass to keep and
radiate heat in the winter." o



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017

Executive Director’s Corner
President’s Post
Foam Business News
Spfa Today – Membership News & Numbers
Legislative Update
Verdical Group’s 4th Annual Net Zero 2017 Conference: Energy + Water + Waste
An Expanding Business: Spray Foam Offers Interesting Opportunities for Sidelines
Can It Be Saved? Common Spray Foam Issues From Processing and Installation
The Evolution of the PCP Modifications and Improvements Through the First Five Years
2017 SPFA Contractor Awards
Discipline, Passion and Grit
Ask the Expert
Upcoming Events
Index of Advertisers | advertisers.com
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - intro
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - cover1
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - cover2
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 3
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 4
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 5
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 6
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Executive Director’s Corner
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 8
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - President’s Post
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 10
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 11
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Foam Business News
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 13
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Spfa Today – Membership News & Numbers
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 15
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 16
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Legislative Update
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Verdical Group’s 4th Annual Net Zero 2017 Conference: Energy + Water + Waste
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 19
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - An Expanding Business: Spray Foam Offers Interesting Opportunities for Sidelines
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 21
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 22
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 23
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 24
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 25
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Can It Be Saved? Common Spray Foam Issues From Processing and Installation
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 28
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 29
SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - The Evolution of the PCP Modifications and Improvements Through the First Five Years
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - 2017 SPFA Contractor Awards
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Discipline, Passion and Grit
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SPRAYFOAM Professional - Fall 2017 - Ask the Expert
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