UAS FH Construction Update for 4/11/2014
Green – Green Insulation (April 11)
There are some small gaps between the metal studs, silver ceiling board insulation and the exterior pink board insulation. This week the Contractor filled in these small gaps with some Green spray foam insulation. If you have ever used spray foam insulation, you know it is great stuff for filling in the gaps around pipes, window jams and other tight spaces. You just spray the stuff in the crack and it foams up, expanding to fill all the small cracks and voids, making a very good insulation barrier. If you have used the traditional spray foam, you will also know that it stinks like crazy.
On Monday when I got on site, I noticed that the spray foam subcontractor had his tailor set up and ready to go. I figured he had not started work yet, because I could not smell the spray foam insulation. I was taken by surprise when I got inside the building and found out that he had completed one whole floor and you could not smell the spray foam insulation. This new spray foam insulation not only Green in Color, but it is Green environmentally.
The Contractor us using HEATLOK SOY® 200 PLUS. This is two component, closed cell, spray applied, rigid polyurethane foam system. This product uses recycled plastic materials, rapidly renewable soy oils, and the blowing agent has zero ozone depleting potential. So it truly is a Green – Green Insulation.
Green Green Insulation
Green Green Insulation has an R vaule of 7.4 (per inch)
The Contractor got all of the windows installed this week.
Watch for the roofing contractor to show up this week. They will be installing a safety railing around the exterior of the roof. He feels that this is more economical than having to work with a harness and line.