While air sealing is probably the most important job of making any building envelope work, the tools of that trade have really not changed since the 1970’s. We have all used some form of can foam before, whether is was a 12oz Great Stuff sealant or a Dow Froth Pack. Like painting, the challenge is not in actually applying the foam, but in locating where the air leakage is located which of course is always in places that are difficult to access. Most of these areas are usually hot or certainly extremely restrictive and that makes doing the job difficult.
The Spray Pod Mini is a solution to this challenge. This new Air Sealant Platform addresses three major issues. The first benefit is that the system is fast as operators can get in and out quickly. The second feature is that the operator can change the spray pattern of the gun nozzle in the moment so that it’s possible to go from a bead to a fan tip in a matter of seconds. The final opportunity comes in the way of a 100′ air hose that allows the spray system to be used in some very difficult areas that are normally difficult to gain access to.
Join us at the the Ninth Annual Energy Efficiency Makeover Contest which will begin August 1st, 2016. This year, 17 grand prizes valued at up to $5,000 in energy efficiency improvements will be awarded to one member from each of Arkansas’ 17 electric cooperatives. Winner’s homes will undergo a comprehensive energy audit to determine the cause of their higher than normal bills and comfort issues. Then, each home will receive a caulking and sealing package to reduce air infiltration, increased attic insulation, an energy-efficient light bulb retrofit, repair and sealing of the heating and cooling systems ductwork and the heating and cooling system tune-up.
To be eligible for the 2016 contest, applicants must own their own home and property, sign the requisite form, include a photo of the front of the front of their home, be members in good standing with one of the Arkansas 17 electric distribution cooperatives and have an all-electric homes. Comprehensive pre and post energy audits will be performed on each winner’s home.
The Spray Sealants family of businesses will be taking this opportunity to launch the Spray Pod 2.0 and the Spray Pod Mini into the marketplace. Be watching for future blog posts as we prepare for a very exciting time in the development of the spray sealants technology.