Spray foam insulation saves New Orleans Saints training camp

Spray foam insulation saves New Orleans Saints training camp

For one NFL team, the road to the Super Bowl may be paved with spray foam insulation.

To prepare the facilities for the New Orleans Saints pre-season training camp, the Greenbrier Resort was on a tight 13-week renovation schedule. Before the Saints could practice, the team's training rooms and offices at the historic resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, required numerous electrical, mechanical, and paint upgrades.

But it all started with spray foam insulation applied to more than 10,000 square feet of corrugated metal ceilings. The insulation kept the heat out of the rooms, making them comfortable for players, coaches and staff in the sultry West Virginia Summer. Insulation in the building had broken down over the years, rendering it ineffective.

Given a four-day window in which to work, insulation experts from Virginia Foam Insulators of Madison Heights, Virginia, were called in by Long Construction Management of Lexington, Kentucky, to accomplish the time sensitive job. Working in coordination with Long Construction Management and numerous other electrical, mechanical, and paint contractors, VFI was able to safely and properly complete the installation within the required time period.

VFI applied closed-cell polyurethane spray foam and spray applied thermal barrier coating. The Virginia Foam Insulators team completed their duty between the dates of June 30-July 3, adhering perfectly to the shockingly short time limit provided to them.

“When we receive a job, we make it our first priority to meet the customer’s timeline – regardless of how difficult it may sound,” says James Kuhn, President of Virginia Foam Insulators. “We do everything in our power to provide efficiency and convenience to those we work with.”

Thanks to maintaining a strict and rigorous schedule, the Saints were able to return to the resort and begin spring training without losing a single day. Football fans throughout Louisiana can rest easy knowing that their favorite team will be on the top of their game thanks to a few hard working men and women. Even Kuhn and his team are proud to know that one of America’s most famous sports teams will benefit from their hard work and dedication.

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