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What is Icynene Spray Foam Insulation?

What is Icynene Spray Foam Insulation?

November 7, 2019

What is Icynene Spray Foam Insulation?

You have probably heard a lot of information about fiberglass insulation or cellulose insulation—but you might not have heard as much about Icynene spray foam insulation. While insulation is typically installed in batts or is blown in, spray foam insulation is a little different. It has the look of shaving cream when applied but when it cures, it becomes an impenetrable barrier and great insulation material. If you have been wondering what Icynene spray foam insulation is and whether it is a good option for your home, this blog from the pros at DFW Thermal is for you!

 Important Facts About Icynene Spray Foam

Here are some important facts you should know about Icynene Spray Foam insulation:

  • Icynene spray foam insulation is not installed in batts nor is it blown in—it is essentially injected as a solution.
  • Icynene spray foam insulation can fit into small gaps and cracks. This can improve your home’s insulation, saving up to 50 percent on heating and cooling bills.
  • There are two types of spray foam insulation: open cell and closed cell. Open cell spray foam has lower density and is ideal for walls and attics. In addition, it can reduce excess sound and allow water to leak through making it easier to identify leaks. Closed cell spray foam is a more rigid density foam, ideal for smaller spaces and has been identified by FEMA as flood resistant.
  • Icynene does not contain any ozone depleting substances, making it an environment-friendly substance.
  • It can be great for minimizing moisture as well as mold and mildew.
  • There are various Icynene spray foam products such as residential spray foam and commercial options. The R-values are based on the thermal resistance of each product and are within the 3.7 per inch-5.2 per inch range.
  • While Icynene does not provide any food or nesting spaces for pests, it can create entryways for them if they decide to gnaw their way through it. It is not necessarily a barrier for pests.

Can You Install It Yourself?

No, you cannot install spray foam insulation yourself. In fact, it is generally never a good idea to install any type of insulation on your own for the sake of quality and safety. Spray foam insulation is installed by fully-trained and licensed contractors who spray the solution into studded walls, floors and ceilings. 

I Want to Install Icynene Spray Foam Insulation

If you are interested in installing Icynene spray foam insulation, get in touch with a local contractor and speak about your insulation needs. Do you want to prevent consistent air leaks? Is environmental friendliness important to you? Do you want insulation that prevents pests? These are some questions you need to ask yourself and your contractor before you install spray foam insulation or any kind of insulation.

If you’re looking for experienced and well-trained contractors in the DFW area, look no further than DFW Thermal. Our pros will be sure to address any concerns you have about your home’s insulation. Call us today at 214-731-3115 or schedule an appointment online for a free consultation!