Spray foam insulation is a modern product that can be used to preserve old buildings, when applied with great care. Greenstamp was trusted to install insulation in two buildings that hold historical significance in the golf world.
The Country Club, located in Brookline, MA, is the oldest country club in the United States and hosts numerous USGA tournaments including the 1913 U.S. Open won by then-unknown Francis Ouimet. Francis DeSales Ouimet was an American amateur golfer who is frequently referred to as the “father of amateur golf.” The Quimet home is located near The Country Club.
Greenstamp is honored to be part of preserving these historical buildings for golf enthusiasts to enjoy for many generations to come.
There’s still a lot of winter to go in 2022. That means, the threat of ice dams continue to pose a threat to homes. A property owner in MA chose the Greenstamp team to retrofit their single-family home with sprayfoam insulation to prevent ice dams. Smart move!
A beautiful indoor pool house in MA gets insulted with spray foam. A vapor barrier coating has been applied to increase the airtightness of the pool house as well as prevent moisture from infiltrating an area where it could condense and cause mold growth or premature rotting.
Blowing agents are a critical component to spray foam. One of the big changes recently is the transition from HFC (Hydrofluorocarbon) blowing agents to HFO blowing agents (Hydrofluoroolefin). HFC’s were initially developed to replace ozone-depleting substances (ODS) that were used in refrigeration, air conditioning, aerosols and spray foam. Over the years, chemists have created new formulations and ways to produce quality spray foams with even less impact on the environment.
In December of 2020, the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM) passed, ordering manufacturers to start phasing down the consumption and production of HFC’s by 85% over the next 15 years. Several states already have regulations in place restricting the use of HFC’s.
Many contractors, in states where there are no HFC regulations in place, now prefer the new HFO products thanks to the superior performance and increased yields they offer. In fact, some of IDI’s HFO products have higher R-Values than their HFC counterparts and can be sprayed in thicker passes, allowing the installer to complete more projects in one application.