Building Insulation
Comparing UL 263 to NFPA 285
Nov. 23, 2020
by Kim Melton, Jeff Job, & Justin Evans
The Johns Manville facility in Defiance, Ohio
Building Insulation
Nov. 30, 2020
Nicole Leatherman

Johns Manville Completes First Phase of Plant Expansion in Ohio

After a six-month setback brought on by the pandemic, innovative technology got the new fiberglass pipe insulation production line over the finish line.
Building Insulation
Nov. 23, 2020
Dwayne Sloan

A Focus on Insulation and Surface-Burning Characteristics

Insulation is required by code to meet minimum requirements, and this is especially true when it comes to surface burning characteristics. This article discusses the tests an...
Building Insulation
Nov. 23, 2020
Stacy Fitzgerald-Redd

Preventing Fire Sprinkler System Freezing

Insulation can play an important role in slowing the spread of fire – especially when it is used to protect a fire sprinkler system from freezing.
Building Insulation
Nov. 23, 2020
Insulation Institute

Building Code Insulation Requirements

Building codes are constantly evolving, so it is important to make sure you are up to date on recent changes. This guide is your go-to resource for staying up to date on stat...
Building Insulation
Oct. 28, 2020
Chanel Charbonneau

Your Top Questions Answered – Q&A From Our Recent Spray Foam Webinar

We recently hosted a webinar discussing the efficacy and long-term resiliency of high lift spray foams. You asked some great questions, so we picked the top 5 and answered t...
Building Insulation
Oct. 28, 2020
Energy Efficient Solutions

Open-Cell vs. Closed-Cell Spray Foam

Spray foam is categorized as either open-cell or closed-cell. This article explains the differences between the two, and which type is ideal for your specific application.
Building Insulation
Oct. 28, 2020
Craig Gustafson

5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Spray Foam Gun

Neglecting spray foam rig equipment can lead to costly repairs. Here are 5 tips for keeping your gun running smoothly.
Building Insulation
Oct. 28, 2020
Danielle Macdonald

The Originals

Spray foam has a surprisingly long history in the insulation market. This article details the unique history of spray foam.
Building Insulation
Home Insulation
Sep. 23, 2020
Discover HomeSelfe

How to Know if Your Attic is Properly Insulated

Learn how to identify common household insulation issues.
Building Insulation
Home Insulation
Sep. 23, 2020
Steve Maxwell

Old House Insulation: Four Ways to Spend Less Heating (and Cooling) Your Old Home

Vintage homes have character, but often lack the comfort and technology of today’s modern homes. These strategies can help lower energy costs and keep older homes more comfor...
Building Insulation
Home Insulation
Sep. 23, 2020
Energy Star

What to Look For: DIY Checks and Inspections

There are a number of DIY checks that homeowners can use to identify issues – find out what they are and how to make sure the home is operating as efficiently as possible.
Building Insulation
Home Insulation
Sep. 23, 2020
JM Editors

5 Tips to Improving Attic Efficiency

Efficient attics are critical to ensuring homes are operating as efficiently as possible. Here are 5 steps you can take to ensure an attic is properly insulated.
Building Insulation
Aug. 26, 2020
Kim Melton

Using Immediate Passes to Optimize Spray Foam Installation

Our latest research explored a new installation method that would allow installers to optimize installation times using immediate passes.
Building Insulation
Aug. 26, 2020
Spray Foam Magazine Staff

Leading Towards a Better Tomorrow

Spray Foam Magazine sat down with spray foam scientists and business leaders at JM to discuss their roles and how they are contributing toward a better future. Read more to f...
Building Insulation
Aug. 26, 2020
Spray Foam Coalition

Guidance on Best Practices for the Installation of Spray Polyurethane Foam

This guide provides an overview of best practices for professional spray foam installers to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and safety.
Building Insulation
Aug. 26, 2020
Pro Crew Software

5+ Ways to Keep Your Construction Projects on Schedule

Compressed project timelines can be hard to organize. These tips can help keep your project on track.
Building Insulation
Jul. 30, 2020
Dwayne Sloan

A Focus on Insulation and Surface-Burning Characteristics

Surface burning characteristics provide data detailing how materials respond when exposed to flames. This article takes a dive into how to understand the tests and methods th...
Building Insulation
Jul. 30, 2020
Insulation Institute/NAIMA

Building Code Insulation Requirements

Codes and standards are always evolving, and sometimes it can be a challenge to stay up to date. This article has resources to help navigate residential and commercial buildi...
Building Insulation
Jul. 30, 2020
WFM media

DE-Coding NFPA 285

As the building industry continues to build taller, more complex structures, fire safety tests, such as NFPA 285, are becoming more important. This article dives into key det...
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