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Spray Foam Saves the Day in 70+ Year-Old Maryland Homes

When it comes to older homes, it’s very easy to say, “Out with the old and in with the new!” However, in one Maryland community, it seems as if they’re saying “Update the old and replace with new, more energy efficient and comfortable upgrades.”

Before rolling out a decade-long community-wide upgrade in energy improvements, home association, Greenbelt Homes, Inc., conducted a pilot to learn which building materials and products would potentially provide the best energy efficient outcome.

The crawl spaces below the 70+ year-old homes, contained batt insulation. It was replaced with spray polyurethane foam (SPF)...

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

Covestro Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation Critical Part of NextGen Net Zero/Healthy Home

The past ten years have brought a huge change in the way we look at our carbon footprint – from transportation to manufacturing to our own homes.

Well, the goal of the NextGen Net-Zero/Healthy Home 2016’s is to create a house significantly smaller than your average home that has a net zero energy usage

The house was premiered at the International Builders’ Show last month, and used multiple products to showcase the ideal energy efficient home. Guess what was a star? You guessed it – polyurethane!   

Sponsored by Covestro LLC, the house is insulated with an energy-efficient polyurethane foam,...

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

Spice Up Your Home with Polyurethane

Will Meyer, an architect and interior designer, has created a home with every feature and emotion in mind.  Mr. Meyer faced with many design challenges, but found polyurethane is often a worthy and effective solution for a lot of architects. Polyurethane coatings can enhance and lengthen a product’s lifespan. Polyurethane coatings help any floor stand up to the wear and tear of kids running around.  Adhesives can provide durable bonding solutions, and polyurethane sealants provide tight seals. Furthermore, polyurethane foam, like spray foam, is one of the world’s most energy efficient and versatile insulation and air-sealing products....

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

American Institute of Architects National Convention

From May 14-16, the American Institute of Architects are hosting their National Convention in Atlanta, GA. This Convention is one of the largest assemblies of architects and design professionals in the world. The expo spreads out to over 170,000 sq. ft. of booths, galleries, and lounges. Software and technology, energy efficiency, building systems, finishes, lighting, stone and tile, restoration, and many more types of companies exhibit at the event.

Architects often use polyurethane due to its durability and flexibility. When architects find themselves facing difficult challenges, polyurethane is often the material they turn to for effective solutions.  One of the...

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Category: Architecture

Better Design with Polyurethane

A new breed of architects, designers, urban planners and other creative types are reimagining the shared spaces we encounter each day – everything from offices and schools to restaurants and transit stations – to make them more welcoming. Polyurethane plays a major role in several of these designs. Enjoy the video and look for polyurethane used in furniture and bedding, workspaces that are created using surfboard materials. and outdoor “living room” spaces.

 

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders
"Malaysia’s Construction Industry Development Board is partnering with Bayer MaterialScience to build two prototype houses at the Industrialized Building Show Village in Kuala Lumpur"
"Malaysia’s Construction Industry Development Board is partnering with Bayer MaterialScience to build two prototype houses at the Industrialized Building Show Village in Kuala Lumpur"

Efficient and Affordable Homes: Brought to you by Polyurethane

Bayer’s lightweight polyurethane composite panels hold the promise to help Malaysia offset an affordable housing crisis.

The panels help enable sturdy, energy efficient homes to be built quickly. The material may be able to reduce the cost of construction by 40% due to reduced labor. The home components can be pre-fabricated, resulting in one unit being completed in five days. 

The houses will have the added benefit of greater energy efficiency, with polyurethane providing a durable barrier to air and moisture leakage. This efficiency will reduce cost of ownership while improving the environmental impacts of the homes.

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

Supporting Modern American Architecture

When it comes to insulating a home, spray polyurethane foam (SPF)  insulation is becoming as integral to the building process as good old fashioned bricks and mortar.

Contributing to American Design Excellence

The 2014 New American Home, located near Las Vegas, is considered one of America’s premier show homes. Produced and presented by the National Association of Home Builders, Leading Suppliers Council and Builder magazine, this modern 7,400-square-foot abode has all the comforts of home. Helping to make it so comfortable is SPF insulation.

Bayer provided its Bayseal® open-cell SPF insulation for the walls, as well as its Bayseal®...

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Category: Architecture, Home Builders

Polyurethane: Form meets function

As a young architect, Frank Lloyd Wright worked for Louis Sullivan’s architecture firm in Chicago. Sullivan is known for designing some of the earliest skyscrapers using steel-frame constructions. His famous adage, “form follows function,” is still used by many architects who recognize the purpose of a building should be the starting point for its design. Wright later evolved the phrase to “form and function are one.”

Many architects continue to believe that the shape of a building should not be fashioned after some aesthetic tradition, but rather should be determined by the purpose of the building. Polyurethane products used in...

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Category: Architecture

Balancing the Old and New

Polyurethane trim is used in historic renovations to ensure classic details are seen for years to come.

When undertaking a renovation, whether of a historic building or a suburban home, homeowners and architects appreciate low maintenance products that look authentic and high end. For example, polyurethane represents a durable, water- and insect-resistant option for traditional wood trim.

Polyurethane trims can be designed to look smooth or to replicate a wood grain and can be finished in a number of vibrant colors, as well as faux finishes.

Fypon provides a wide array of options for builders looking for an...

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Category: Architecture

Improving Roofing Systems with Less Waste

New construction materials are helping cities achieve better environmental footprints when renovating existing structures.

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF), specifically closed cell SPF, has long been used as a roofing material, particularly on flat roofs. SPF serves as insulation, an air barrier and a vapor retarder, protecting buildings from water and other elements. During installation, SPF can be sprayed directly over existing materials that, in many cases, do not have to be removed, which can reduce construction waste.

The application of SPF requires a blowing agent, sometimes known as a foaming agent, to help...

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Category: Architecture