While most traditional insulation types only provide R-Value*, building science shows us that an air seal, like that provided by Icynene, is imperative for total building performance. Protecting against air leakage with Icynene means that homeowners can significantly reduce CO2 emissions and save up to 50%^ in costs related to heating and cooling. On average, the energy savings can exceed the installation price within three to four years. Plus, an energy saving air seal will help to keep airborne pollutants, allergens and moisture out, ensuring a healthier and cleaner indoor air environment. Icynene spray foam insulation and air barrier helps with:
- Better energy efficiency (reduced greenhouse gas emissions)
- Healthier indoor environments
- Less excess materials
- Safer formulas
- Renewable-based option available
Icynene’s dual performance function of R-Value* plus air sealing also means that the amount of building materials required is less and can also shorten construction schedules. Icynene works for the life of the building, eliminating the need for replacement or additional materials and waste.
Sustainability Through Innovation
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are used as blowing agents in many spray foam insulation products. They also may include polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) for fire resistance. However, HFCs have a high global warming potential (GWP) and PBDEs can potentially be toxic to humans as well as the environment.
* R means resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value, the greater the insulating power. Compare insulation R-values before you buy. There are other factors to consider. The amount of insulation you need depends mainly on the climate you live in. Also, your fuel savings from insulation will depend upon the climate, the type and size of your house, the amount of insulation already in your house, and your fuel use patterns and family size. If you buy too much insulation, it will cost you more than what you'll save on fuel. To get the marked R-value, it is essential that this insulation be installed properly.
^ Savings vary. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.