Icynene® Frequently Asked Questions

Icynene Insulation®

Icynene® Costs

Icynene® spray foam insulation costs should be considered as an investment. Read more…

Icynene® Reviews

Icynene® is a form of spray foam insulation that accredited as one of the most environmentally friendly and effective expanding foams on the market. Since it’s launch, Icynene® reviews have only been positive. Read more…

Icynene® Insulation Pros and Cons

Icynene® spray foam insulation is a water-based spray foam that expands to 100 times its size once sprayed, filling every possible gap. Read more…

How is Icynene Spray Foam installed?

Icynene foam insulation is installed by fully trained, licensed Icynene contractors who spray the solution into open building envelope such as studded walls, ceilings and floors. Read more

Why do we need Icynene® Spray Foam Insulation in the UK?

We need spray foam insulation in the UK because of our weather patterns and carbon emission objectives. Read more…

Icynene Loft Insulation in the UK

Icynene® spray foam insulation is one of the best forms of loft insulation in the UK. Read more…

What are some Icynene® problems?

Icynene® problems only occur if it is incorrectly applied. Read more…

Icynene Insulation R Values

All types of insulation will be credited an R value, which is the measure used to determine its resistance to heat flow and thus its most suitable application (warehouse or home). Read more…

What are Icynene® Insulation Dangers?

Icynene® insulation dangers are a myth. Read more…

What is Icynene medium density spray foam?

ICYNENE MD-R-210™ id the latest medium density spray foam that utilizes innovation in order to improve building performance and minimize environmental impact.
This rigid foam is suitable in areas where space is limited and is ideal where the foam will be left exposed such as workshops, Industrial and commercial buildings, all farm buildings including potato and grain stores for thermal insulation and condensation control.

Key Standard Benefits vs. Light Density Spray Foam Insulation:
> Lower U-value per 25 mm
> Higher compressive strength
> Higher tensile strength
> Lower vapour permeance

ICYNENE MD-R-210 can be applied on a variety of substrates under a range of temperature and humidity conditions.
> Contains up to 12.6% recycled plastic in the MD-R-210 resin, 100% water blown, no blowing agent
> A Low-Emitting Material (LEM) as per CHPS EQ 2.2 Section 01350 (Collaborative for High Performance Schools).

Spray Foam Insulation

What is Spray Foam Insulation?

Spray foam insulation is a type of insulation that can be used in the roof space at either the joist or rafter level, to help keep warm air in the home during the winter and also prevent the home getting too warm in the summer. Read more

Comparing The Best Spray Foam

There are currently two types of spray foam insulation on the market, open cell and closed cell insulation.  Read more…

Recommended R Value for Spray Foam Insulation

The R-value is the measure of resistance to heat flow through material, dependent on the thickness of that material.  Read more…

Open & Closed Cell Insulation

Features of Open Cell Spray foam

Open cell spray foam is less dense than close cell spray foam, so it will not help strengthen the structure of the building. In addition, its chemical make-up means that it doesn’t offer the same level of insulating effectiveness as the closed cell. However on the plus side it has high vapour permeability allowing it to breath far better than the closed cell spray, so condensation build up should be less of an issue. The other major benefit is that it offers better acoustic insulation, absorbing more sound in normal noise frequency ranges.

Since spray foam has better insulating properties than wool (when the same thickness is used), you can achieve the same u-value by insulating to a much lower depth. Read more

Closed Cell Spray Foam Insulation Problems

Icynene® closed cell foam is a rigid foam ideal for flooring, ceilings and external applications. Due to the closed cell structure, it has increased energy efficiency and improved indoor air quality. Read more

What are the advantages of using open-cell spray foam insulation?

Typically, buildings expand and contract due to temperature differentials, moisture content, wind load and seismic etc. Read more

Features of Closed Cell Spray Foam

This spray foam sets rock hard – it is not compressible when it has set, this means that it can help support the structure of the property, however if installed incorrectly it can exert unnecessary strain on the structure of the home. Read more

Expanding Foam Insulation

Can Expanding Foam Be Used as Insulation?

Yes, expanding foam can be used as insulation. Read more…

Can You Use Expanding Foam Insulation as Cavity Wall Insulation?

Expanding foam insulation can be used effectively as cavity wall insulation. Read more…

Cavity Wall Insulation

Is Cavity Wall Insulation A Good Idea?

Yes – having cavity wall insulation will ensure none of the money you spend on heating is lost, as without wall insulation, heat is lot through the walls of your home. Read more…

What Is Cavity Wall Insulation?

Cavity wall insulation is used to reduce the amount of heat that is lost through a cavity wall. Read more…

General Insulation

Underfloor Insulation

Underfloor insulation is not one of the first areas of the home that people consider insulating, but around 10% of heat is lost through the floor if it isn’t insulated, which is a considerable amount.  Read more…

Loft Insulation Thickness Regulations

A quarter of heat is lost through insulated roofs, so it’s worth reviewing loft insulation regulations and addressing your current loft insulation.  Read more…

 See how Icynene® spray foam insulates your home

View the video animation to see how Icynene® spray foam insulation works to insulate your home’s walls, cracks & crevices by sealing, resulting in improved indoor air quality, protection against mold and allergens and potential energy savings of up to 50%.

Icynene® open cell and closed cell spray foam insulation products both insulate and air seal homes and commercial buildings in one step. Icynene® spray foam insulation is guaranteed to perform as specified for the life of your home or commercial building.

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