CertainTeed Corp. announced that its CertaSpray Closed Cell Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation has been approved for use in non-combustible commercial walls.
The company recently passed the National Fire Protection
Association 285 and 259 tests, which certify CertaSpray for use within non
fire-rated wall assemblies of commercial non-combustible and heavy timber
construction. The tests, required by the International Building Code, measure
the vertical flame spread and potential heat of foamed plastics, such as SPF.
As a result of NFPA testing, CertaSpray can now be used
within the stud cavities or on the exterior of walls in buildings clad with
brick, stucco or other type of non-open-jointed heavy claddings. The product
can also be used in walls, attics, ceilings, floors, basements and crawl spaces
in Types I, II, III, IV, and V construction in accordance with the IBC and in
dwellings in accordance with the International Residential Code.
“Completion of this testing now allows CertainTeed to extend
the energy saving benefits of closed cell spray foam further into the
commercial construction market,” said Lionel Rossignol, product manager,
CertaSpray Closed Cell SPF products can be utilized both
within the stud cavities and on the exterior side of wall sheathing. It can
also be used in attics, floor and ceiling assemblies, and crawl spaces to
create tight, durable, energy efficient buildings. The resulting air
infiltration reduction from SPF not only improves indoor air quality and
minimizes the potential for moisture problems in wall assemblies, it also
significantly lowers heating and cooling costs for the building owner.