The Science of Experience



Spray Foam Works in Old, Narrow Walls

Posted by Becky Eades

Dec 3, 2015 11:30:00 AM

If you own an older building or work on older buildings, you know just how many unexpected challenges you can encounter throughout a renovation process.  One common problem with homes and buildings built in the 1800's is their narrow walls. Insulating these homes presents a real challenge because there simply is not enough space for inches and inches of fiberglass insulation. Thankfully, there is a solution -- spray foam insulation. It's not just for building energy-efficient homes any more. It's also a great solution for increasing the energy efficiency of older homes.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Home Design, InsulStar

Builders Should Discourage Clients From DIY Spray Foam Installations

Posted by Becky Eades

Dec 2, 2015 3:26:57 PM


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Topics: Safety, InsulStar, NCFI

Keep Money in Your Pocket This Winter

Posted by Becky Eades

Sep 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Does the thought of paying winter energy bills make you cringe? You're probably always going to have a heating bill, but by making a few home improvements, you can decrease it a more manageable sum. Here are a few simple changes that are likely to have a meaningful effect on your energy bills.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, InsulStar

Don't Get Blown Away: Insulstar Protects Against Heavy Winds

Posted by Becky Eades

Aug 28, 2015 11:00:00 AM

NCFI's InsulStar adhesive product for roof decks is the leading solution for creating wind systems that withstand high levels of wind uplift. It can be an especially good choice for roofing systems in high-velocity hurricane zones like those in much of Florida and the Gulf Coast.

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Topics: Safety, InsulStar

Dan Sater Chooses InsulStar for New Home and Prized British Car Collection

Posted by Becky Eades

Jul 7, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Dan Sater, FAIBD/CPBD/CGP, president of The Sater Companies, and an award-winning Certified Professional Building Designer, likes to collect cars. Not just any cars—vintage British Jaguars. So, when he and his wife, Debbie, decided to downsize, he had to decide how best to insulate his new custom-built home, and protect his sports car collection.

As you might guess, the new home is one of his “Dan Sater signature” designs featuring an open floor plan. He started construction on the 3,100 square feet in June 2014 on a one-acre lot in Fort Myers, Fla. Naturally Sater was most concerned about moisture and humidity entering the home. “I’m a solid believer in spray foam insulation—both open and closed cell,” Sater said, “and I recommend it to every home buyer I work with. We used NCFI’s InsulStar on our last home, and were very happy with it the nine years we lived there. I only wish we had used it in the attic above the garage, too.”


This time around Sater made that wish come true by using InsulStar for his semi- conditioned attic and the four-car garage, noting that despite the slightly higher upfront cost, he estimates in just five years the SPF insulation will pay for itself by saving him time, money, and the headache of dealing with mold and mildew issues caused by moisture seeping through ordinary legacy insulation into the home. Plus, it will keep his prized Jaguars in pristine condition.

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Topics: InsulStar

Architects Have Design Freedom When Using InsulStar Polyurethane Insulation

Posted by Becky Eades

Jul 2, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Insulation is one of the major concerns facing architects and home builders, but it doesn't have to cause headaches or break the bank. With InsulStar Polyurethane Insulation, you have a lot more freedom (and a lot more selling points), giving you better return on investment when you use our materials for your construction projects. 

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Environmentally Friendly, InsulStar, Low Costs