Building Genius Blog

Building Genius presents architects, commercial builders and production builders with an insight into the spray foam insulation and building industries across the United States and Canada.

  • Spray Foam with Solstice LBA: A Cut Above for Lumber Mill

    Spray Foam with Solstice LBA: A Cut Above for Lumber Mill

    Lapolla FOAM-LOK 2000 4G closed-cell spray foam manufactured by Icynene-Lapolla and featuring Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent was installed to prevent lumber mill stoppages due to...

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  • Using Spray Foam to Create Air Barriers on Exterior Walls

    Using Spray Foam to Create Air Barriers on Exterior Walls

    By John Broniek When selecting air barrier products to employ in building designs, architects have a broad range of choices. Spray foam insulation products are often selected because they can...

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  • The Multiple Purposes of Air Barriers

    The Multiple Purposes of Air Barriers

    by Jay Saldana, PE The need for energy efficient buildings is the largest driving factor behind product innovation and building science advancements in air barrier materials. However, other...

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  • Consumers want greener, high-performing homes…

    Consumers want greener, high-performing homes…

    By Doug Kramer, President of Icynene-Lapolla The world is coming to terms with global warming and forcing governments to take rapid steps to reduce carbon emissions. The most recent of these is...

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  • Add decades to your commercial roof life

    Add decades to your commercial roof life

    by Doug Kramer, President of Icynene-Lapolla The life of a flat commercial roof is difficult. From the extreme heat and ultraviolet (UV) rays of summer to frigid winters, unpredictable weather...

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  • ProSeal HFO Spray Foam Featured in Professional Builder

    Icynene-Lapolla's ProSeal HFO closed cell spray foam was recently featured in Professional Builder magazine. You can see it here: https://www.probuilder.com/insulation-icynene-lapolla Add This: 

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  • The Winter Wonders of Spray Foam Insulation

    The Winter Wonders of Spray Foam Insulation

    Ty Pennington recently wrote an article for Toronto Storeys in which he breaks down the winter-time virtues and values of spray foam insulation.   As a professional carpenter and contractor, Ty...

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  • Insulating the underside of roofs - making the case for the Unvented Attic Assembly

    Insulating the underside of roofs - making the case for the Unvented Attic Assembly

    This article was originally written for Construction Specifier magazine. Written by John Broniek, Senior Engineer Manager, Icynene. The quest for greater energy efficiency in buildings has led to...

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  • Insulating the underside of roofs - making the case for the Unvented Attic Assembly

    Insulating the underside of roofs - making the case for the Unvented Attic Assembly

    This article was originally written for Construction Specifier magazine. Written by John Broniek, Senior Engineer Manager, Icynene. The quest for greater energy efficiency in buildings has led to...

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  • Ultra cohesive spray foamed insulation innovations - understanding the value

    Ultra cohesive spray foamed insulation innovations - understanding the value

    Earlier this year, Icynene unveiled its latest spray foamed insulation product innovations. Icynene Classic Ultra and Icynene Classic Ultra Select offer incredible cohesion.  Plus, in a first for...

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  • Ultra cohesive spray foamed insulation innovations - understanding the value

    Ultra cohesive spray foamed insulation innovations - understanding the value

    Earlier this year, Icynene unveiled its latest spray foamed insulation product innovations. Icynene Classic Ultra and Icynene Classic Ultra Select offer incredible cohesion.  Plus, in a first for...

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  • Making sense of energy and environmental housing programs and ratings

    Making sense of energy and environmental housing programs and ratings

    The following blog post was written by Paul Duffy, VP Engineering Icynene for Construction Canada magazine.    Are you confused by the proliferation of Energy Efficiency and Environmentally...

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  • Making sense of energy and environmental housing programs and ratings

    Making sense of energy and environmental housing programs and ratings

    The following blog post was written by Paul Duffy, VP Engineering Icynene for Construction Canada magazine.    Are you confused by the proliferation of Energy Efficiency and Environmentally...

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  • Icynene named "Leading Manufacturer Partner" of 2017

    Icynene named "Leading Manufacturer Partner" of 2017

    Icynene has been recognized by Builder Partnerships as one of its Leading Manufacturer Partners of 2017. The recognition was given during Builder Partnerships’ 13th Annual Networking Reception at...

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  • Icynene named "Leading Manufacturer Partner" of 2017

    Icynene named "Leading Manufacturer Partner" of 2017

    Icynene has been recognized by Builder Partnerships as one of its Leading Manufacturer Partners of 2017. The recognition was given during Builder Partnerships’ 13th Annual Networking Reception at...

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  • Ultra-cohesive open-cell spray foam innovations unveiled by Icynene

    Ultra-cohesive open-cell spray foam innovations unveiled by Icynene

    Icynene has introduced two new spray foam light density innovations for the US market - Icynene Classic Ultra and Icynene Classic Ultra Select. Both new innovations can be used in residential and...

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  • Ultra-cohesive open-cell spray foam innovations unveiled by Icynene

    Ultra-cohesive open-cell spray foam innovations unveiled by Icynene

    Icynene has introduced two new spray foam light density innovations for the US market - Icynene Classic Ultra and Icynene Classic Ultra Select. Both new innovations can be used in residential and...

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  • Understanding extreme weather events and how to prepare your home

    Understanding extreme weather events and how to prepare your home

    Extreme weather events can cause serious damage to homes. The damage can be extensive and expensive to repair. Prepare your home for future extreme weather events such as hurricanes by installing...

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  • Understanding extreme weather events and how to prepare your home

    Understanding extreme weather events and how to prepare your home

    Extreme weather events can cause serious damage to homes. The damage can be extensive and expensive to repair. Prepare your home for future extreme weather events such as hurricanes by installing...

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  • After the Storm: Insulating Your Home from Future Floods and Contamination

    The following post was written in conjunction with Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center in an effort to raise awareness of about asbestos in older homes/construction and what new insulation...

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