Spray foam is only one of a number of building products and methods which increase the risk of catastrophic fire loss (and potential loss of life).
[Editor's note: After asking him to pen his series of 10 Riversong's Random Reflections on our blog earlier this year, we asked Vermont builder Robert Riversong back to discuss fire safety issues in residential construction. Riversong is a volunteer firefighter. Enjoy! – Tristan Roberts]
A Builder/Firefighter's Thoughts on Fire Issues in Residential Construction and Remodeling
There has been some media and regulatory attention given lately to auto-ignition of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation during the application process. [Editor's note: see Massachusetts Fires Tied to Spray Foam Incite Debate.] While the SPF industry has, understandably, reacted defensively to this development, there are legitimate reasons for caution and concern.