Spray Foam Insulation: An Introduction

February 15, 2017 adamb@evidently.com

 

An Introduction to Icynene Spray Foam Insulation

If there’s one type of insulation on the market that more and more people are talking about, it’s spray foam insulation like that available from Icynene. Perhaps you have a friend or relative who decided to install it in their new home, instead of traditional material insulation, or possibly you’ve heard one of the celebrity contractors with their own television program profess their love of spray foam insulation. It’s possible you’ve even seen some articles about spray foam insulation online or in a renovation magazine. Regardless, there’s only so much you can learn from a short article or segment in a reality show, and if the topic has piqued your interest, it may be time to learn more.

So what do you need to know about spray foam insulation, and Icynene in particular? Here are some answers to the basic questions most consumers have.

How is Icynene spray foam insulation applied?

Unlike some spray foam insulation products, Icynene can only be applied by a licensed Icynene contractor, who has completed  a rigorous training program. An Icynene spray foam insulation contractor uses calibrated equipment that combines two liquids, and sprays it into the wall cavities, attics, crawlspaces and basement walls. 

What about nesting pests?

If you’re concerned about your insulation becoming a feast for various types of pests, not to worry; Icynene foam is not considered a food source for pests.

What makes Icynene a superior insulation product?

Not only does Icynene offer high R-value for each of its products, but thanks to the effective air seal it creates, wherever it is applied, the potential of air loss is greatly reduced. Fewer gaps and holes where conditioned air from your home can escape can equate to savings in your monthly heating and cooling bills, as well as a reduced workload for your HVAC.

Sound Transmission

Certain types of spray foam insulation, such as Icynene open cell spray foam, can help reduce airborne sound transmission because of the insulation’s ability to create an air seal. The result is everyday sounds are dampened, making your home more enjoyable to live in.

Find a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to discover more reasons to choose Icynene.

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