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When to use fireblock over firestop 

Posted by Amber Christopher July 06, 2015 Categories: Education Spray Polyurethane Foam

Many people in the construction industry use the terms “fireblock” and “firestop” interchangeably, however, their use and purpose is very different. It’s important to understand the differences between the two and how they pertain to construction objectives.

 

Four Common Oversights with Spray Polyurethane Foam Application 

Posted by Amber Christopher June 23, 2015 Categories: Education Spray Polyurethane Foam Spray Polyurethane Foam Business

Low pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation should always be installed by a trained professional, but even the most skilled contractors could fall victim to some common missteps. Here are some of the most common SPF installation oversights to avoid.

 

Improving Indoor Air Quality with Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation 

Posted by Amber Christopher June 16, 2015 Categories: Spray Polyurethane Foam Business

Did you know that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air? The place where you think you and your family are the safest could actually be putting your health and comfort at risk. The key to having quality indoor air and an energy-efficient home is minimizing air movement in and out of the house. That’s where low VOC, low pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF) sealants and insulation from Fomo come in handy.

 

Understanding the Importance of PPE 

Posted by Amber Christopher June 09, 2015 Categories: Education

When working with any chemicals or applying spray foam insulation, your safety cannot be overlooked. For contractors handling spray polyurethane foam, it’s imperative that they avoid allowing those materials to come into direct contact with skin or eyes—and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can help.

 

Fomo Products' new relationship with Royal Bank of Canada 

We are happy to announce our newly established banking relationship with the Royal Bank of Canada.
Posted by Jamie Cigany June 02, 2015
Fomo Products' new relationship with Royal Bank of Canada In an effort to continually improve our customer service, Fomo Products is happy to announce our newly established banking relationship with the Royal Bank of Canada. For our customers
 

Energy Saving Tips: Save on Cooling Costs  

Posted by Amber Christopher June 02, 2015 Categories: Spray Polyurethane Foam

With warm weather finally arriving comes the question of how to save money on cooling costs. Stopping air infiltration is one of the best ways to defend against energy leaks. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, up to 40% of the cost of heating and cooling a home is lost due to uncontrolled air leakage. Low pressure spray polyurethane foams (SPF) create a continuous air barrier that blocks air from coming in or escaping.

 

Welcome to Fomo Products, Inc.’s Blog! 

Posted by Amber Christopher May 20, 2015

Welcome to our new blog! With 40 years of industry experience, we’ll be bringing you insightful and informative blog posts that cover a wide range of topics. We’ll be blogging general tips and information about  low pressure spray polyurethane foam (SPF), educational information on using SPF products, application tips, and best practices for growing or adding an SPF business, as well as regulation and industry news.

 

Air Barrier Properties and Building Envelope Science 

Posted by Amber Christopher April 23, 2015

Stopping unwanted air infiltration into residential homes and commercial buildings is one of the most important and cost-effective ways to reduce heating and cooling costs, improve indoor air quality, and provide a more durable, energy-efficient construction. State-of-the-art building science is focused on increasing energy-efficient construction through the design of, among other things, superior air barrier systems within the building envelope. The building envelope is the boundary that separates outside air, moisture, wind, etc., from the inside conditioned space. In fact, the importance of the air barrier is such that current and future air barrier testing standards are being incorporated into new residential and commercial building codes. The new codes will significantly impact construction techniques in the coming years.

 

Handi-Foam® E84 Low Pressure Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) 

Posted by Amber Christopher April 23, 2015

Handi-Foam® E84 Class 1 Two-Component Polyurethane Foam is one of a family of fire-rated products available from Fomo Products, Inc. This Technical Bulletin serves to clarify the various issues relating to the use of Class 1 foam in construction practices.

 

Explanation of Expansion Rate for Low Pressure One-Component and Two-Component Foams 

Posted by Amber Christopher April 23, 2015

The “expansion rate” or percentage of expansion for one-component and two-component polyurethane foams is often quoted for marketing or technical purposes. Currently, there is no single consistent testing method that all manufacturers use to measure expansion, and therefore, it is often misused or misunderstood. This Technical Bulletin will further qualify and explain this properly.

 
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