When you think about the areas of your home that could benefit from being better insulated, it may not be obvious spaces such as your kitchen or living room. You may not realize it, but there may be parts of your home that are underused, due to the fact that they aren’t properly insulated. While we tend to default to the traditional insulation options available, if you live in a part of the country that gets cold, hot and humid, windy, or you have to worry about the risk of flooding, you could potentially benefit from installing spray foam insulation, such as Icynene. If you’re wondering where to use spray foam insulation, here are three important areas of your home that could benefit from it:
One of the primary benefits of insulating your basement with spray foam insulation such as Icynene, is that FEMA recognizes closed cell spray foam as a flood-resistant material. It creates an air seal wherever it is applied and is able to reject bulk water from entering the home. This is particularly beneficial if you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes or floods. In contrast, traditional insulation could absorb and retain water leading to potential nightmares later on.
Regardless of whether your attic is finished or unfinished, vented or unvented, Icynene spray foam insulation can help to improve how your home retains conditioned air. For instance, open cell Icynene spray foam insulation has an ability to help reduce drafts, limit air loss and airborne sound transmission. If you have a drafty attic that’s acting as a spare room, insulating it with Icynene spray foam insulation can help to reduce those drafts, limit any air loss and make it a more livable space. Plus, adding spray foam insulation to your attic space can help reduce the risk the formation of dangerous ice dams on your roof. If you have an unvented attic, insulating it with Icynene spray foam insulation can make for an easier transition to creating a livable space in your home.
The Room above the Garage
One of the most challenging rooms in the home to maintain temperature can be the room that’s situated above your garage. If the garage ceiling isn’t properly insulated, cold floors and drafts can be the result. How does spray foam insulation compare to traditional insulation, in this case? The air barrier created with Icynene spray foam insulation means that drafts can be reduced, and cold floors can be eliminated thing of the past.
Find a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area to find out more reasons to choose Icynene.