Spray Foam Insulation - What It is
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. Spray foam is able to seal cracks and crevices throughout a home. Sealing cracks and gaps reduces the air exchange, or air leaks, in and out of a home. Air leaks are a leading cause of increased energy bills. HVAC systems that heat and cool buildings are continuously operating. By reducing extreme temperature variations with spray foam insulation, you will save on the overuse of mechanical systems which leads to lower energy bills.
How is spray foam insulation made
- Two liquid components (ISO and Resin) are mixed together and react on-site, where the insulation is to be installed.
- The reaction takes place within seconds, expanding to create the foam
- It seals gaps and forms a barrier wherever it is applied.
According to the American Chemistry Council, spray foam insulation like Icynene is able to resist heat transfer extremely well, and it is a highly effective solution for dealing with air loss and infiltration through cracks, seams, and joints.
Icynene – An Insulation and Air Seal Product
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 particular project, so as to maximize long-term comfort in your home with thermal insulating and air sealing. Rest assured that Icynene spray foam insulation products can only be installed by extensively trained and licensed Icynene contractors.