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Insulation plays an important role in keeping your home comfortable and cost-effective, but many homeowners are unfamiliar with how the material actually impacts their homes. High-performance insulation products like Icynene's spray foam insulation are effective at slowing the heat transfer process known as conduction.

Denser, more heat resistant materials are given a high R-value*, which is a measure of how well a material slows conduction. Heat escapes easily through the open air, so filling interior spaces with insulation like spray foam which allows you to create an air tight seal. Spray foam insulation acts as both an insulation and air barrier material, so not only does it help keep you comfortable but also limits air from escaping your home which leads to higher bills each month. Spray foam insulation is a smart investment for anyone looking to save money and protect their home from heat loss.

Speak with an Icynene professional or check out icynene.com again for more insulation information.

* 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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