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Newfane Courthouse Spray Foam

Superior Spray Foam Company, Bath, NH recently completed a weatherization project for the historic Windham County Courthouse in Newfane, VT.  This project was made possible through an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which was received and administered by the Windham Regional Commission (WRC).

Retrofits included insulation and air sealing of the attic space as well as the foundation, weatherization of windows and doors and installing energy efficient electrical fixtures:
Removed the blown-in fiberglass insulation from the attic.

Sprayfoamed closed-cell foam onto the attic floor and then blew in more cellulose over the foam to achieve a total factor of R-50.
Crawl space was completely spray foamed, including the stone foundations – from the sub-floor down to the vapor barrier that he installed, using closed cell foam to create an airtight envelope with a factor of R-21.

Incandescent Lights were replaced with CFL’s and the florescent lights were changed to T-8’s.

Russell Haney, the company’s owner said that he “is proud to have been affiliated with the preservation of the integrity of such a grand landmark”. Kate McCarthy, EECBG Project Coordinator for the WRC, states: “In our region of southeastern Vermont, many of the buildings in use every day are historic buildings that contribute to the fabric of Village centers. Through weatherization, we have been able to help our region’s towns to use these buildings more efficiently and more affordably, which will make it possible to keep these buildings as centers of their communities long into the future. The ARRA funds have made this possible.“

Superior Spray Foam Company is located in Bath, NH. (603)728-7880 www.superiorsprayfoam.com

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