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Don’t Leave the Windows Open in New Construction

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Don’t Leave the Windows Open in New Construction

We’ve learned a lot in the last decade about building new structures to new levels of efficiency. However, windows have not kept up to the level that many other building materials have when it comes to thermal resistance (aka R Factor). Most available windows on the market today are coming in with a U-Factor of around .3. So, we know that we can convert U-Factor to R Factor easily (done so here).

What really matters is that most windows on the market equate to around an R-3 in insulating value. Why is this important? Because the 2012 IECC Energy Code is requiring in Zone 4 that walls must have an R-20 or R-13+5 to meet code. So in this R-20 wall we are going to cut a big hole into this wall and install a window that is only going to perform to an R-3 level. Makes a lot of sense doesn’t it?

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Digging Deeper: Comparing Spray Foam Estimates

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Digging Deeper: Comparing Spray Foam Estimates

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When to Use Spray Foam in Kansas City

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What can Spray Foam Insulation do for my Kansas City Home?

Kansas and Missouri are known for their extreme temperatures. It's very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. This simply means that having a well-insulated house should be a high priority for most home owners. There are a variety of benefits to having a well-insulated home, and little to no disadvantages. Those benefits are increased even more if you choose to use a polyurethane spray foam to insulate your home. KC Spray Foam can help you there. We have an experienced team of professionals who will help you insulate your home. Call us today to learn more about our company.

When it comes to spray foam insulation and insulation in general there are a ton of benefits, both short and long term. Some of these benefits include:

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Spray Foam Myths

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Spray Foam Myths

I have been a spray foam contractor since 2006 – almost 9 years now! I have had an exhibit at close to 100 home shows over the years. After spending time at my third home show in the past two weeks and preparing for the fourth coming this weekend, I thought I would share some of the most common myths about spray foam we often get asked.

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Home Show Season: How to Find a Spray Foam Contractor

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Home Show Season: How to Find a Spray Foam Contractor

Like every year, mid-winter brings a flurry of Home Shows across the Mid-West.  Prospective buyers and people looking to beat cabin fever walk the isles restlessly. We here at KC Spray Foam are seasoned Home Show Exhibitors – in fact there have been times where we have participated in 8-10 home shows a year!

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