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What is Icynene?

The Icynene Insulation System® is a complete insulation, air and moisture barrier system that windproofs and seals wall, floor and ceiling cavities against air movement, including spaces around electrical outlets and light fixtures, at baseboards and where walls meet windows and doors. This means that outside air (either hot or cold) cannot seep through walls, causing drafts or cold spots. It also means that humid interior air cannot enter the walls and condense.

The system combines a material with a Certified Service providing any builder or homeowner with a truly cost effective method of energy efficient construction. The material is polyicynene foam (see Product Specifications) link to same doc from Professionals: Specs, an organic material developed from products of the petrochemical industry similar in composition to many that are already in home use today. The service is a custom installation on the building site by trained and Certified Installers, providing a custom insulation fit into any size cavity.

By virtue of its low permeability to air, its adhesion to other building materials and its flexibility, The Icynene Insulation System® becomes much more than just insulation. It provides superior air leakage control, moisture control and sound control in addition to insulation, thus becoming a one step insulation, moisture/vapor barrier, wind barrier system. The Icynene Insulation System® takes the place of building wrap, fiberglass, polyethylene vapor barrier, tape, foam and caulking, and eliminates the labor intensive work associated with air-tightness detailing when insulating with conventional insulation products.

Unlike "loose fill" insulation methods that do not wind proof building cavities, the air sealing characteristics of The Icynene Insulation System® provide virtually the same R-Value in the field as it does in the laboratory where the R-Value is measured. Cold air in winter and hot muggy air in summer just cannot pass through polyicynene foam like it can through most other insulating materials.

Icynene is becoming the standard for providing maximum building envelope performance. The pour and spray formulations of Icynene represent a breakthrough in the science of moisture and thermal management. It is also the leading 100% water-blown foam insulation that minimizes air leakage for increased energy efficiency, healthy environments, and reduction of airborne sounds with no loss of R-value over time. Icynene will not shrink, sag or settle and adheres to most construction materials making it perfect for walls, attics, ceilings and floors.

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Denton Co. Custom Home

Denton Co. Custom Home. Homeowners everywhere are taking advantage of the Icynene Foam Insulation System. The increased utility bills in the North Texas area can be offset by using the Icynene Foam Insulation System. In 2006 as summer heat approaches, homes that already have Icynene spray foam will experience considerable savings. If you are looking to build a home and would like to create a "Healthier, Quieter, More Energy Efficietnt" environment, contact us ASAP.

Advantages of The Icynene Insulation System

Compared to other technologies, The Icynene Insulation System® is a less expensive method of building an energy efficient home.

  • A more energy efficient home means that energy costs can usually be reduced between 30 and 50%.
  • A more comfortable home, free from drafts and cold spots.
  • A quieter home because Icynene® creates a continuous sound barrier against outside noises.
  • A healthier home - when used with a mechanical ventilation system, superior indoor air quality provides your family with a much healthier place in which to live.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

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