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Isolating issues with Icynene helps protect roofs and attics

There are many different kinds of issues that homeowners need to deal with on a regular basis regarding the integrity and usability of their homes. In order to reduce the overall number of concerns and threats facing a structure, using Icynene spray foam insulation can help boost the overall usability and affordability of a house. Simply have a certified Icynene contractor apply the insulation product in the areas that are most prone to leakage or filtration problems and wait to see the return on investment as your home becomes more comfortable and efficient.

But what if you don't know what areas in your house you should focus on? A certified Icynene technician can help you isolate these parts of your home and perform an inspection, but if you're interested in checking things out for yourself, what should you look for? There are certain parts of any house that are more prone to acting as energy dumps or wasting heating and cooling resources, so inspecting these places first for yourself can help you decide if contacting an Icynene contractor should be your next step.

Top to bottom
The first areas that homeowners need to inspect are the topmost and lowest regions of their homes. While some people may assume that's just the upstairs and downstairs, there are plenty of other regions throughout a house that can leak air, trap moisture or ruin the efficiency of a structure. For instance, the basement in a standard house can usually account for as much as 10 percent of total home heating and cooling. Homeowners without a basement may assume they're free of this risk, but most structures have a crawlspace or ventilation under the first floor that serves similar purposes. Even if no basement is present, people should be aware that the ducts and HVAC systems under their feet are present and potentially losing money for them.

The same concept applies to attics. The roof and attic of a house can make up an additional 10 percent loss for homeowners without the right resources installed. Even in cases where a house has a flat roof, there are still heating and cooling elements encased between the top floor of a house and its roof, so taking into account this space should be a major consideration when looking for trouble spots in home efficiency.

Installing resolution
The Wausau Daily Herald wrote that the attic is the area of the home most susceptible to causing heating and cooling issues for homeowners. That's because people rarely go into their attics, though they may spend time in the basement and regularly inhabit the other areas of their homes. Subsequently, these topmost structures receive the least amount of attention and maintenance. On top of that, if the wrong insulation products are installed in this area, owners won't know why their bills are much higher than they need to be.

With Icynene, insulation problems like poor HVAC efficiency are far less of an issue. Installing spray foam insulation helps homeowners cut up to 50 percent from their heating and cooling bills^, as well as helping to regulate moisture and promote a better home environment overall. The overall cost of installing Icynene is a one-time expenditure that owners can quickly recoup thanks to the return on their investment. Every month, utility bills will be lower and everyone in the household will have fewer health complications related to air quality, such as allergies and asthma. These benefits make homes more comfortable to live in for years to come, just by isolating the biggest problems and resolving them with Icynene.

^ Savings vary. Find out why in the seller's fact sheet on R-values. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power.

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