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Restoration projects and roofing improvements easier with Icynene

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Restoration projects and roofing improvements easier with Icynene

There are a variety of ways to put spray foam insulation to work inside old buildings that can help provide both an aesthetic and beneficial impact on the overall maintenance of these structures. It is common for older buildings have exposed interior beams, narrow architectural spaces and other areas that are difficult to insulate but costly to leave unprotected. Using spray foam can not only address modern construction requirements but also help protect these older buildings for the long term.

Benefits for old construction
Using spray foam insulation like Icynene, insulation problems are a thing of the past. This energy efficient insulation can form to any corner or crevice of an old structure. It helps seal areas that traditional insulation typically fails to reach and provides a barrier to moisture, mold and air pollutants. In many areas where modern towns and cities have cropped up around these old buildings, spray foam insulation also provides noise reduction properties, keeping city noises out of old buildings. What's more, this kind of insulation provides a seal around buildings that not only keeps out bothersome noise, moisture and pollution, but also reduces the presence of pests.

As part of renovation projects, it can help play a part in boosting the aesthetic of the building and enhance cost efficiency from the moment it's brought into a building strategy. Instead of wasting time trying to figure out how to force other kinds of insulation into a design, spray foam insulation will conform to any shape and angle of an historic house or public building, saving money on construction costs. Once installed, this product will help building owners save up to 50 percent^ on their heating and cooling expenses. Climate control can be difficult to maintain in old structures, since most of these buildings usually don't have anything near as efficient as spray foam insulation. Adding spray foam insulation to an historic structure will make it more comfortable for visitors and provide more affordable upkeep to owners.

Application with finesse
Spray Foam Online wrote that an old church built in the 1920s received a spray foam application on the exposed ceilings of the main space. In order to do this, a thin sheet of plywood was placed over the foam coating in order to maintain a similar architectural feel. Due to the flexibility of spray foam application, creating a much warmer, airtight layer of insulation is easy to achieve without adding too much bulk. This made it a perfect solution for the exposed interior architecture.

What's more, this modern insulation material will provide the church and its parishioners with a comfortable, affordable building for weekly masses and other activities. The lack of insulation previously had made the church uncomfortable for services due to the lack of proper heat management at the ceiling level. It also was very costly to try and keep warm, since there was no way to keep the temperature constant in the large room without constantly running the furnace. Now with the help of spray foam insulation, church members and other visitors will be able to enjoy a climate-controlled space that's pleasant to spend time in all year round.

When working on older buildings that require more care and caution in renovation, it's important to use products that will conform to the structure's needs. For many historic buildings, having options that don't harm the aesthetics of the structure is important as well. Spray foam products meet both these needs, and with Icynene, insulation problems like heating and cooling issues, pest control and moisture reduction are no longer considerations.

^ 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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