|Re: Manufactured Housing-Foam Core||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: James Kalin (jfkalinlanminds.com)|
|Date: Mon, 6 Nov 1995 12:26:42 -0600|
I second Eric Hart's concerns about foam core construction. The petrochemical industry, and polymer in particular, is a textbook example of a polluting industry. If you are serious about minimizing use of polluting technologies, particularly where cost-effective alternatives exist, I recommend avoiding foam core. If you aren't strongly motivated by the environmental pollution issue, please consider that foam core outgasses and can cause "sick building" problems that most severely affect people with chemical sensitivities but also degrade the health of everyone else in the building. If you aren't strongly motivated by the environmental pollution issue, and are optimistic that foam core "sick building" effects won't bother you or your family, consider the alternatives. For example, straw bale was mentioned. As with any construction material, whether it's using fiberglass, blown-in cellulose, or straw bale for insulation, if done wrong you can have problems. Just make sure you do it right. Consult professionals with proven track records. There are well-known right ways to do vapor barriers with straw bale, and an experienced consultant will know them. James Kalin
- Manufactured housing-foam core MartyR707, November 4 1995
- Re: Manufactured Housing-Foam Core Eddie Matejowsky, November 6 1995
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