Protecting Your Home with "The Icynene Insulation System"
Q. What exactly is "The Icynene Insulation System" and why do I need it in my home?
A. The Icynene Insulation System® is a complete insulation and air barrier system that seals wall, floor and ceiling cavities against air movement, including spaces around electrical outlets and light fixtures, at baseboards, and where walls meet windows and doors. This means that outside air (either hot or cold) cannot seep through walls, causing drafts or cold spots. It also means that humid interior air cannot enter the walls and condense. The system combines a material with a certified service, providing any builder or homeowner with a truly cost effective method of energy efficient construction. The material is polyicynene foam, an organic material developed from products of the petrochemical industry similar in composition to many that are already in home use today. The service is a custom installation on the building site by trained and certified installers, providing a custom insulation fit into any size cavity. By virtue of its low permeability to air, its adhesion to other building materials and its flexibility, The Icynene Insulation System® becomes much more than just insulation. It provides superior air leakage control, moisture control and sound control in addition to insulation, thus becoming a one-step insulation and air barrier system. The Icynene Insulation System® takes the place of fiberglass, tape, foam and caulking, and eliminates the labor intensive work associated with air-tightness detailing when insulating with conventional insulation products. Unlike ‘’loose fill’’ insulation methods that do not wind proof building cavities, the air sealing characteristics of The Icynene Insulation System® provide virtually the same R-Value in the field as it does in the laboratory where the R-Value is measured. Cold air in winter and hot muggy air in summer just cannot pass through polyicynene foam like it can through most other insulating materials.
Expertly answered by Trey Kernaghan of Southern Foam & Coating
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