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Hot Work: Attic Fire Control

HOUSTON, TX – December 15, 2017 – Both the International Residential Code and the International Building Code require separation of spray polyurethane foam from the living space by a 15-minute thermal barrier. The gypsum board installed at the ceiling plane of the house or building usually serves as a thermal barrier, but foam sprayed within the […]

Is Oxygen Depletion a Safe and Reliable Method of Fire Control?

HOUSTON, TX – November 3, 2017 – The Appendix-X Fire Protection Protocol is one of the spray foam industry’s greatest achievements. Our Appendix-X standard was developed through industry consensus and has been widely adopted by building officials, architects, and builders across the country. Spray foam manufacturers have tested dozens of products and assemblies to this […]

Appendix-X: The Attic Fire Testing Protocol

Spray Foam has been widely used in attics for nearly 30 years as an important insulation and air sealing option for builders and to provide homeowners energy conservation and improved indoor environmental quality. The first code to recognize unvented attics appeared in 2000 in Florida and in 2004 the International Residential Code recognizing unvented attic […]

How SES Spray Foam Complies With New Assembly Tests

HOUSTON, TX – June 21, 2016 – If you think back to the last time you gathered with other spray foam contractors and discussed the business of spray foam, you no doubt heard things like: Off-ratio foam can be a real problem. We need fewer dealers in our marketplaces. Finding and training good installers is a real challenge. What you […]

Don’t Get Burned By New Assembly Tests

A Contractor’s Guide to Managing the Risks of Oxygen-depletion Fire-tested Attic Assemblies. By Juan Sagarbarría If you think back to the last time you gathered with other spray foam contractors and discussed the business of spray foam, you no doubt heard things like: Off-ratio foam can be a real problem. We need fewer dealers in […]