Icynene® Spray Foam Insulation for Private Homes
Whether you have a new or existing home, Icynene® spray foam insulation is a great way to reduce heating costs and create a safe and comfortable environment for your family. One of the biggest concerns that people have with insulation is the disruption it can cause to everyday life. Icynene® is made from only the highest quality materials and is not only a first class, optimum efficiency spray foam insulation solution but it is also quick and easy to install which means minimal disturbance for you and your family.
EFI are specialists in installing Icynene® and if you’re looking to reduce condensation, improve sound proofing or radically increase insulation then we can definitely help. There are numerous areas in your home that benefit from being insulated such as loft spaces, attics, basements, crawl spaces and stud and exterior walls. Here are some common issues caused by poor or none existent insulation.
Loft and Attic insulation
One of the biggest problem with loft and attic spaces is that warm air can easily escape through your ceiling and be replaced with cool outdoor air which lowers the temperature of your rooms and increases the energy requirements to heat them. This is a common issue with conventional insulation and as they settle can sag and allow air to escape, unlike Icynene®.
A less common, but equally problematic issue is ice damming. This occurs in areas of heavy snowfall when warm air in your attic or loft space condenses on the roof surface and freezes, causing water and moisture damage to affected areas and potential health issues from resulting mold build up.
Basement and Crawlspace Insulation
Basements are subterranean rooms which can cause numerous problems to above ground rooms if not properly insulated. These issues could be as simple as cold and uncomfortable floors or irritating noises traveling up through the main floor from the basement. However, they can sometimes be more problematic and occasionally expensive to repair if left unchecked. Moisture build up on floors of the main house can cause hardwood flooring to buckle when moisture builds up in the floor system. In the basement itself, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can start to sweat which causes secondary problems such as leaking ceilings, mold infestation and energy loss.
Interior Wall Insulation
One of the biggest advantages of using Icynene spray foam insulation on interior walls is not necessarily to prevent heat loss, but to reduce sound traveling from one room to another. If you have a home office and require peace and quiet, yet live in a boisterous home, sound insulation can be extremely beneficial to reduce distractions from every day activity. Icynene can also be installed if you have small children with early bedtimes but enjoy the full cinematic experience of a home theatre. Conversely, if you have a noisy children’s playroom, sound proofing will allow parents to relax in the peace and quiet of a living room. Additionally, Icynene works well if you live in a terrace house and your neighbours are particularly noisy.
Icynene is perfect for keeping out pollutants because it creates an effective air barrier. You can easily isolate breathing air from pollutants that could potentially leach through from a garage furnace or chemical storage areas. This results in a much healthier living area for you and your family.
Exterior Wall Insulation
Icynene spray foam insulation is probably most commonly and effectively used to insulate exterior walls. And for good reason. Uncontrolled air leakage causes up to 40% of energy loss, which in turn has a huge effect on the price of your energy bill. Daily activities such as cooking and showering produce high levels of moisture, of which 99% travels through the air. This moisture can move through the walls, condense and build up within the walls itself. This leads to mold build up and in turn poor air quality and potential health problems.
Noisy streets, traffic, pollutants and damp can all be stopped using this innovative insulation. Drafts too can be easily dealt with, creating a comfortable living environment whether in your bathroom, living room, kitchen, dining room or bedroom. Icynene spray foam insulation can also be beneficial in preventing certain allergens from travelling through walls and can ease certain health issues such as asthma.
Historically it has always been difficult to insulate rim joists (the area where floors meet walls). But unlike traditional insulation methods, Icynene gets into all the cracks and crevasses to help fully insulate your home.