Continuous Insulation: Why You Should Add It to Your Service Offerings

As more and more states adopt the 2012, 2015, and soon to be 2018 building codes, builders are faced with the codes’ requirements for exterior insulation for colder climate zones. This means it’s a good time to look at whether the codes and your company are going in the same direction. Most insulators already have […]

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IDI Distributors Acquires Spray Foam Distributing

Glidden, Iowa, Location Will Operate as Satellite Office of IDI Distributors Des Moines Branch CHANHASSEN, Minn., Nov. 6, 2017 — IDI Distributors, America’s leading wholesale insulation source, announced today that is has acquired Spray Foam Distributing. “This acquisition continues our strong 2017 growth path,” said Joe Novogratz, president of IDI Distributors. The owner of Spray […]

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Sick Buildings Need Doctors; How Insulators Can Help

Have you ever spent hours in a building you thought might be making you sick? We all know there are some buildings filled with fumes from the flooring, mold, or residual moisture. This especially becomes an issue when a building is being used or inhabited daily. Sick buildings can damage worker productivity and threaten the […]

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What You Need To Know About Blower Door Testing & Certification

Did you know that most utility programs and the majority of state codes now require testing the air leakage of a home? As a contractor, looking for new ways to increase your bottom line and maintain a competitive edge in the industry is always a priority. Becoming certified to conduct blower door testing can open […]

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Energy Efficient Insulation : Affordable Zero Energy Homes

What does it take to build a comfortable, energy efficient, and aesthetically pleasing home? Many believe the answer is lots of money. It is true that when aiming for top performing and net zero homes, it’s easy to rack up building costs over $150 per square foot. However, here at IDI we believe that high […]

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The Benefits of Formaldehyde Free Mineral Wool Insulation

As we strive to build healthier buildings, one of the main chemicals we have tried to eliminate from construction products has been formaldehyde. Green builders have certainly expressed their concerns with it. They have advocated for using high performance products such as mineral wool, but its long standing inclusion of formaldehyde-based resins (used to bind […]

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How Safety Code AC456 Protects Consumers and Contractors

Testing and verification of products plays a critical role in consumer safety. From vehicles, to medicine, to spray foam, everyone wants to be confident that the product they get is the same as the one that met all of the safety and performance testing when the product was approved for use. To ensure this, compliance […]

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Equipment Shopping: A Buyer’s’ Guide to the Best Spray Foam Equipment Suppliers

There have been many changes in SPF suppliers and equipment in the last few years; many manufacturers are surfacing with different options, colors, functionalities, services, and more. As IDI’s Spray Foam Equipment Manager, I’ve helped several people find the right rig and equipment for their businesses. As business owners and purchasers, I understand it’s in […]

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Show Me the Payback on Energy Efficient Homes

Almost 40% of new homes constructed in 2016 had a HERS rating; according to RESNET, that totaled a record breaking 206,583 homes. HERS ratings and ERI scores are gaining popularity with consumers, and rightfully so. When purchasing a car, consumers consider such factors as their MPG (miles per gallon) stickers, reviews online, and more to […]

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