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Spray Foam - What You Need to Know Infographic

Information for homeowners on the performance advantages of spray foam insulation

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Spray Foam Insulation What you need to know Tip #1 Icynene spray foam insulation provides long- term R-Value and air-sealing to help save as much as 50% off heating and cooling bills every month. Consider all insulation options available and select the insulation that best suits your needs. Review what each insulation product offers. Consider R-Value and air-sealing properties, long-term performance and energy efficiency. Tip #2 Use review sites to research independent reviews of contractors. Use sites like HomeStars or Angie's List to evaluate the customer service of the licensed contractor you are using. Tip #3 Beware of 'too good to be true' quotes. Icynene spray foam is not a DIY product and requires a certified professional to apply. Icynene spray foam is a premium product that provides a return on investment typically within three-four years. Tip #4 If you chose spray foam, make sure you stay out of your home for at least 24 hours. Vacating ensures that no one will be exposed to the foam insulation before it has fully cured. Once Icynene spray foam is cured (always within the 24-hour period immediately after spraying is complete), the house or building is safe for re-occupancy. Tip #5 Check Installer's credentials to ensure they are certified and licensed. All Icynene spray foam contractors are trained through a third-party QAP provider, Intertek, and complete comprehensive training and testing prior to being licensed by Icynene. Tip #6 Ask the installer about their experience, previous jobs and liability insurance. An experienced, licensed installer will be able to answer any of your questions regarding their past experience, their guarantees and their insurance coverage. Tip #7 Ensure there is a product warranty and know what it covers. Icynene warrantees its insulation for the life of the building, and this warranty is transferable from one owner to the next. Check all your insulation alternatives – you probably won't find such a comprehensive warranty from any other manufacturer. Tip #8 Understand the terms and conditions of the contract with your contractor. Ensure that your contractor will remove and re-install improperly installed spray foam and understand what is and is not covered by their service. Double check the warranty and the guarantee they are offering you. Tip #9 Ensure the contractor is licensed by the spray foam manufacturer. Many people use the term 'Icynene' as a synonym for 'spray foam insulation', but nowadays there are other brands of spray foam insulation on the market besides Icynene. Protect yourself from off- brand spray foam insulation issues by being sure that what you get is indeed an authentic Icynene product, installed by a trained and licensed Icynene contractor. Find your local licensed Icynene contractor and learn more about spray foam insulation by visiting www.icynene.com

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