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Tighter seal means better billing results with Icynene

One of the biggest concerns some shoppers present when trying to find new homes is how expensive it will be to maintain the building every month. Regular bills like heating and cooling, water, sewer and electrical expenses can sometimes play a significant role in whether a person is willing to buy a home, as interests in green housing and power management are driving many to consider houses that can regulate internal conditions easily. For builders, that means sealing in temperatures and keeping out moisture, as well as providing reduced HVAC costs throughout the year.

Air aspects
A home insulated with Icynene spray foam grants residents a great deal of control over how much heating and cooling they expend in order to keep the structure comfortable. In such a dwelling, air exchange occurs about once every 5 hours, though sometimes this process takes up to 10 hours to complete. In a house with traditional fiberglass or vermiculite, this transition could take as little as 90 minutes.

The amount of money spent in each house on heating and cooling is therefore dramatically different. With Icynene, problems like extreme heating and cooling bills are far less common. Adding this kind of spray foam insulation can help reduce heating and cooling expenses by up to 50 percent^, making it an ideal addition to homes especially in more mercurial climates. Talk to a certified Icynene contractor to find out what parts of a building can benefit most from insulation applications, as well as what types of improvements homeowners should expect to see.

Moisture management
Another major problem modern builders face is how to keep moisture out of houses, and not just in areas visible to potential owners. Over time, moisture can collect within walls and around ventilation shafts, creating detrimental side effects on wood and insulation. Creating a thorough seal throughout a house can help block these events from taking place, as well as repelling unwanted moisture from within a house's architecture.

Icynene spray foam insulation stops up the small cracks that often allow moisture to permeate a house. The product expands and fills the cavity where it is applied, creating a seal that doesn't permit any outside elements to pass into the home. This is particularly beneficial in roofs and attics, as these areas are often inundated with water and ice throughout the year. Reinforcing this space and cutting the ability for moisture to seep in reduces maintenance costs, improves health by eliminating mold and mildew and generates better outcomes for heating and cooling bills by promoting ongoing insulation performance.

^ 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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