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Blue Board vs Thermax. What you need to know.

Blue Board vs Thermax. What you need to know.

Posted by Martin Z on May 14th 2021

A common question we receive is what is the difference between Blue Board and Thermax™? Blue Board Officially Styrofoam™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation, No wonder it’s commonly known as Blue Board Originally developed by Dow Chemical, Blue Board is an Extruded Polystyrene (XPS), its blue color is a trademark of DuPont (DuPont de Nemours, Inc.). Other manufacturers m […]

DuPont Froth Pak -Which One is Right for You?

DuPont Froth Pak -Which One is Right for You?

Posted by Martin Z on May 10th 2021

DuPont Froth Paks are a highly efficient way to seal your home from air leaks and save energy by reducing heating and cooling loss.The Basics: A Froth Pak kit comes with 2 separate tanks and an applicator/hose assembly. 2 hoses lead out of the applicator gun and each hose is attached to a separate tank. On the applicator gun is a socket where you insert a replaceable tip. The tips com […]

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DuPont™ Spray Foam - Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Martin Z. and Dan from AWarehouseFull on May 5th 2021

Let's not waste any time...  DuPont™ Spray Foam comes in 2 types, two-part Froth Pak™ kits and single-part Great Stuff™ sealants. DuPont™ Froth Pak™ two part polyurethane spray foam kits provide insulation and air sealing that fiberglass insulation cannot match. The typical R values advertised on fiberglass products are based upon perfect installation and do not take into account a […]

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So where are the Foam Cans with the Straw?

Posted by Martin Z on Feb 17th 2021

Most of you are familiar with the Dow Great Stuff foam sealants you see in your local home center or hardware store. Each can has a short plastic straw strapped to it, you attach the straw to the top of the can and operate it like a can of spray paint. This is great if you only need a small amount. You use it once and throw it away. This dispensing method has several inherit prob […]

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How much Spray Foam do I need? Determining Area

How much Spray Foam do I need? Determining Area

Posted by Martin Z on Dec 1st 2016

Question: My house is 1500 square feet, how much spray foam insulation do I need to buy? Answer: We haven’t a clue. Why can’t we answer this? Because the square footage of the living area (usually the area of the floor) doesn’t tell us the area of the walls, floors and ceiling that need to be covered. So we need to do some calculations to figure out the area to be covered.First some def […]

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