Have you ever stopped to ask yourself the question, “What is spray foam insulation?” Spray foam insulation is the next step in the evolution of residential insulation. The American Chemistry Council defines spray foam as a continuous insulation and air seal plastic material that is sprayed on walls, roofs, into gaps and corners, and on all contoured surfaces.
How is spray foam insulation made?
Two liquid components are mixed together and react on-site.
Foam is created, expanding within seconds of applying. Gaps are sealed and crevices are filled, forming a moisture and vapour barrier wherever it is applied.
According to the American Chemistry Council, spray foam insulation can resist heat transfer extremely well, and it offers a highly effective solution for dealing with unwanted air leakage and infiltration through cracks, seams, and joints.
Icynene – An Insulation and Air Seal
Icynene spray foam insulation and air seal products include half-pound (open-cell) and two-pound (closed-cell) solutions. These can be used either separately or in tandem within a given project, in order to provide long-term comfort in your home thanks to thermal insulating and air sealing. Rest assured that Icynene spray foam insulation products can only be in-stalled by extensively trained and licensed Icynene contractors.