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Drafts and air leaks must be stopped at the source [VIDEO]

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Weatherstripping for doors and windows is just the beginning when it comes to  making sure your home is free of drafts. Often the problem comes from insufficient or ineffective insulation. Consider a solution with a consistent R-value* and airtight seal like spray foam insulation to address draft issues.

Plumbing vents, damaged furnace ducts, recessed lighting and basement joints are all examples of hard-to-reach places that are in need of high-end insulation. Spray foam expands and sets after application, allowing the insulation to fill in all the imperfections that might let air travel in and out of your home.

Getting in touch with a licensed Icynene spray foam installer will provide you with the vital information that you need to make your next insulation decision. Visit Icynene.com for more insight.

* 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.

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