Councils and housing associations that are looking for improved insulation for their houses should consider EFI installation of Icynene® spray foam insulation due to the numerous benefits of this innovative product. Whether it’s for lofts, attics, basements, crawlspaces, exterior or interior walls, or a combination, EFI can deliver a professional, no fuss approach.
Warm air in loft and attic spaces leaches out very easily only to be replaced by cooler outdoor air. The upshot to this is as the temperature dramatically drops, energy requirements increase. Additionally, ice damming can occur if snowfall is heavy, causing condensation to freeze, which in turn causes potentially serious damage to fixtures and fittings in roof spaces.
There are numerous issues to varying degrees of severity, which can occur with inadequately insulated basements and crawlspaces. Cold and uncomfortable floors are common problems but buckling hardwood flooring is a much more expensive problem. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in basements benefit from proper insulation to avoid sweating, leaking ceilings, mould infestation and energy loss.
Icynene® spray foam insulation can be used on both interior and exterior walls with some obvious benefits. In terrace housing interior wall insulation will help suppress noises from neighbours whilst exterior wall insulation helps retain heat, reduce outside pollutants and reduce energy consumption. High moisture levels also cause serious damage to properties. As much as 99% of moisture within the air can travel through walls and then condense to form a build up of moisture leading to mould, poor air quality and potential health problems for tenants.