WHY SPRAY FOAM INSULATION
When you choose Icynene spray foam for your home insulation, you are choosing a high performance material that will not only increase energy efficiency, it will also enhance your home comfort. Icynene spray foam insulation contributes to:
- improved home comfort
- reduced air leakage
- improved energy efficiency of HVAC equipment
- quieter spaces to live, work, rest and play in
- lower monthly heating and cooling costs
- improved indoor air quality, due to a reduced possibility for allergens and pollutants to enter the home
Icynene spray foam insulation is the ideal choice because it doesn’t just insulate, it creates an air seal wherever it is applied, helping it to outperform traditional insulation all year round.
Icynene home insulation is also backed by a warranty that lasts for the lifetime of the home itself, so you can transfer it to the new owners, should you ever sell your home.
Improve Home Comfort
Icynene spray foam insulation is more than just a home insulation and air barrier material, it’s something that can help make your house a comfortable home. Icynene spray foam works in many different ways to help create a more comfortable home, such as:
Icynene open cell spray foam insulation can contribute to a reduction of airborne noise, as well as flanking noise, due in part to its natural sound absorbing qualities. Icynene open cell spray foam can help muffle sounds both within your home (think plumbing runs or home theatres) and from outside your home as well.
Icynene home insulation expands to more than 100 times its original size, within seconds of being applied. This helps Icynene fill any cracks or gaps that may be there, creating an effective air barrier that reduces the risk of moisture problems related to condensation buildup. Not to mention, the material is not considered a food source for mould.
Fewer Drafts & Cold Spots
Icynene fills gaps and cracks and helps reduce air loss, lowering the chance of drafts or cold spots throughout your home. In addition, your furnace or air conditioner can function more efficiently, contributing to a more comfortable home.
Indoor Air Quality
An interesting fact to ponder: Canadians spend roughly 90% of their time indoors. Icynene spray foam insulation can help minimize the entrance of allergens and pollutants into the home wherever it is applied, thanks to its air sealing properties.
Not a Food Source for Pests
Icynene spray foam insulation is not considered a food source for any type of pest.
Achieving energy efficiency in your homes
When you choose to invest in spray foam insulation, you can say goodbye to high heating and cooling costs in your home. Icynene spray foam insulation can help improve the energy efficiency of your home by insulating and air sealing it effectively. Icynene’s air sealing properties can work to help reduce air loss in your home, thereby helping to lower your monthly heating and cooling costs.
Gaps and cracks in your current insulation coverage can add up to the size of a basketball, allowing conditioned air to escape your home. This contributes to rising heating and cooling costs, because your HVAC equipment is then forced to work harder to maintain the temperature in your home.
For example, the average home in British Columbia devotes approximately 50 percent of its monthly energy bill to space heating. In Ontario, that amount rises to 62 percent, which can equate to as much as $1,240 annually.
Icynene ProSeal - GREENGUARD Gold certified closed cell spray foam innovation.
Icynene’s low VOC spray foam insulation innovation means that you and your family can enjoy the comfort and benefits of Icynene spray foam in your home without high levels of Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Plus, ProSeal has GREENGUARD Gold certification. Certification by Greenguard ensures that a product has met some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions VOCs into indoor air. Gold standard includes health based criteria for additional chemicals and also requires lower total VOC emissions levels to ensure that products are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities.
Choosing the right spray foam for your home insulation
If you’re not sure which type of spray foam is right for your home insulation project, your lo-cal licensed Icynene contractor can give you guidance by assessing your needs and explain-ing the different types available. Whether it’s rigid closed cell spray foam or flexible open cell spray foam, there’s a spray foam insulation that’s right for your unique designs or building code.
Some of the basic differences between the two types of spray foam that Icynene manufac-tures can be seen below.
|Closed cell foam||Open cell foam|
Licensed Contractor Training
Since its establishment in Ontario in 1986, Icynene spray foam insulation has been installed in more than 425,000 homes and other buildings by our highly competent network of licensed Icynene spray foam contractors.
We believe that the health and safety of you and your family is incredibly important, which is why it’s crucial for you to work with a licensed Icynene spray foam contractor when you choose to install spray foam insulation in your home.
Each licensed Icynene spray foam contractor is rigorously trained, and must pass a practical test before they are able to install Icynene spray foam insulation products.
Our Commitment to Quality Spray Foam Insulation Products
Delivering Quality Spray Foam Insulation Solutions To Canadians Since 1986
Established right here, in Canada in 1986, Icynene is the industry leader and pioneer of modern spray foam insulation solutions. For more than 25 years, Icynene has been manufacturing and delivering quality spray foam insulation solutions that work. While the name Icynene has become synonymous with spray foam insulation, spray foam problems can occur in brands that sell themselves as Icynene. Protect yourself by ensuring you use a highly-trained and licensed Icynene contractor. By doing so, you’ll avoid:
- Poor quality foam
- Poor installation techniques
- Poor adhesion to the framing
- Vapour barrier installed on the wrong side
- Thermal barrier or ignition barrier not installed to provincial building code requirements
- Do-it-yourself spray foam not applied correctly
- Imitation products sold as ‘Icynene’
Our Highly-Trained & Licensed Contractors
All of our spray foam contractors must complete a comprehensive training course and pass a practical test prior to becoming a licensed Icynene contractor. As a highly-trained and licensed contractor with the industry leader and pioneer, they are supported by Icynene’s team of experts who can provide guidance on best practices, unusual installation scenarios, provincial building code requirements and more. This kind of support is unmatched and gives you the confidence that you’re investing in the best quality spray foam insulation.
Is spray foam insulation safe?
Icynene has been committed to the safe use of spray foam insulation chemistry for over 30 years.
In Canada, in cities like Mississauga and Halifax, there has been much controversy about the safety of spray foam insulation. We can't speak for other brands, but you should know that Icynene products have an excellent health and safety record, spanning more than 425,000 insulation projects, over more than 30 years.
Nonetheless, safe handling practices during and immediately following installation are required to eliminate the possibility of health effects from exposure to isocyanates. Asthma, other lung problems, and irritation of the nose and throat can result from inhalation of isocyanates. Direct contact with the skin and eyes can result in irritation. Different individuals will react differently to the same exposures; some will be more sensitive than others.
Icynene products have an excellent health and safety record spanning more than 425,000 insulation projects over more than 30 years. Nonetheless, safe handling practices during and immediately following installation are required to eliminate the possibility of health effects from exposure to isocyanates. Asthma, other lung problems, and irritation of the nose and throat can result from inhalation of isocyanates. Direct contact with the skin and eyes can result in irritation. Different individuals will react differently to the same exposures; some will be more sensitive than others.
Everyone (other than Icynene-certified spray technicians) must vacate the job site, remaining completely out of the building or at least 50 feet away, while the spray is applied and for at least 24 hours after spraying is completed to allow active ventilation of the job site and to ensure the foam chemicals are completely cured. No exceptions.
Independent studies indicate that with 24 hours’ active ventilation after spraying is completed, Icynene spray foam insulation is safely cured.
Icynene® Product Specification Sheet
Product Specification Sheet
Icynene® Technical Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet