Category Archives: Roof

Improve Interior Air Quality With Foam Insulation

Insulation in the roof and walls is clearly beneficial for its ability to reduce heating and cooling losses and costs. The savings achieved by reducing heat transfer by conduction justifies the cost of adequate insulation.

But don’t forget that convection is another source of heat transfer when air moves between two spaces. Minimizing or controlling losses via convection is desirable but requires more consideration. Adequate outside air is necessary for breathing, and sufficient air transfer is required to ventilate other gases and odors from interior spaces.

Most homes are so leaky that there is plenty of opportunity for air to intrude and be enough for the occupants. However, as structures become more air-tight and interior materials become more synthetic, there is the possibility that the indoor air quality is compromised.

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Fire Resistant Foam Insulation

Fire resistant foam insulation contains fire retardant, and some are specifically formulated for fire resistant use.  If you need a fire resistant foam for insulation, be sure to choose one specifically marketed as such.  These products possess a higher degree of fire resistance than standard foam insulation.

Fire Resistant Applications include :
– fire resistant installation of window and door frames
– fire and smoke resistant sealing of connections between walls, ceilings and floors
– sealing of all openings in roof constructions
– sealing of cable and pipe penetrations in walls
– improving thermal insulation in heating and cooling systems

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