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The Meaning of R-value on a cold winter night

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The Meaning of R-value on a cold winter night

It’s possible that at some point, you decided that it was important to get the highest R-value insulation available, in order to keep your home warm through the winter months. After all, you’ve probably heard that higher R-value is ideal for keeping the cold out. But on the coldest of cold nights, in the dead of winter, when the wind is blowing and you find yourself turning up the thermostat, do you assume that everyone has to do the same?

If you thought that, you’d be wrong.

While you certainly want to aim for a higher R-value than the absolute bare minimum, when you live in a cold climate, there’s another factor that can be equally important: air sealing your home.

You see, traditional insulation materials could potentially leave  gaps in your insulation coverage that can result in air leakage. This can also take place if the insulation is improperly installed. Where applied, Icynene spray foam insulation expands to fill small gaps and holes, which effectively air seals your home. That means the drafts you feel when the wind is howling can be mitigated.

So in the end, it’s important to look for a combination of ideal R-value and an effective way to prevent air leakage. Choosing Icynene to insulate your home will help achieve this optimal combination.

Find a licensed Icynene spray foam insulation contractor in your area, to discover more reasons to choose Icynene.

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