If you’re building a new home, or renovating your current home, there’s a good chance you thinking about maximizing its energy efficiency. Energy efficient homes are not only a great choice to make for the sake of the environment, but for your bank account, too. Many of the investments in “greener” home building materials can deliver a great ROI, including spray foam insulation.
How does spray foam insulation like Icynene help to create more efficient homes, you ask? The key is Icynene’s ability to expand into every crack and crevice wherever it is applied in the building envelope of a house, which creates an effective air seal. This air seal can help to reduce the possibility of conditioned air loss out of the home and drafts of outside air coming into the home. In addition, sprayed foam insulation from Icynene also contributes to its superior ability to air seal a home.
Think of it like this: traditional materials used for insulation, like fiberglass and cellulose, are like a wool sweater you might wear on a fall day. The material contributes to thermal warmth, but if the wind blows or it rains, you’ll still be feeling that wind or rain through that material. Now, imagine that material being used in your home, during a particularly wet and windy fall season.
The foam insulating material in Icynene spray foam insulation, however, is more aptly compared to a lined windbreaker. Wearing that material on a windy day will keep you cozy and keep the wind out, while wearing it on a rainy day will keep you cozy and dry. Which material would you rather be using?
On top of all of these traits, the fact that spray foam insulation like Icynene can help to reduce air leakage can mean that you will be more likely using less energy to maintain your home’s internal temperature. Using less energy can lead to lower monthly heating and cooling bills, and with the weather patterns becoming more extreme, that’s something everyone is aiming for.
Energy efficient homes are not just the way of the future; they’re the way to invest in right now. Spray foam insulation like Icynene, which is guaranteed for the life of the home, can help you work towards achieving the energy efficiency you’re looking for in your home.
Talk to a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to find out more reasons why Icynene is the ideal choice for you to achieve a more energy efficient home design.