Industry News

>>U.S. Builders' Insulation Practices Vary
Like most data points in the building industry, insulation material usage varies widely by geographic area, the size and type of builder, and types of homes. Northeast builders are most likely to report using spray foam (27 percent), and builders from the West are least likely (5 percent) to use it. Spray foam is more popular among builders of Custom (19 percent) and Luxury (21 percent) homes as well — but only slightly more than the 16 percent U.S. average.

>>Affordable Insulation of Oklahoma Explains How Spray Foam Insulation Helps Reduce Your Energy Bills
A leading insulation company in Oklahoma is helping people to change the way they insulate their homes and reduce their energy bills by up to 50%. Affordable Insulation ( who has become a leading expert and one of the most recommended home insulation companies in Oklahoma is offering spray foam insulation. This modern home insulation technique has gained worldwide recognition for the energy efficiency and money that it saves homeowners.

>>Icynene Introduces Low Exotherm Spray Foam Innovation, Icynene ProSeal LE, into Canadian Market
Ontario-based spray foam insulation manufacturer, Icynene, has announced the launch of its latest high-performance closed-cell spray foam insulation product for the Canadian market – Icynene ProSeal LE.

>>Atlanta Home Goes Green
As development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is underway, Home Innovation issued its first NGBS certification of a home to the 2015 version of the standard. The Atlanta-area single-family home is that of designer and NGBS Green Master Verifier Carl Seville. Spray foam insulation for minor air sealing was used to avoid the use of petroleum products and toxic chemicals.

>>Covestro LLC's Innovative Panelization Technology to Revolutionize Homebuilding
Convestro LLC introduces PUReWall, a cost-effective, high-performance, insulated structural wall panel. Its rigid polyiso board, when combined with a structural closed cell spray polyurethane foam, provides a similar unit shear capacity to continuously sheathed wood structural panels.

>>Affordable Housing Market Hurt By Tax Overhaul Uncertainty
The prospect of Trump's tax overhaul has cut the value of low-income housing tax credits 10 to 15 percent. Funding for units across the U.S. is in question, and less housing will be built as a result.