06 Jun Choosing the Right Spray Foam Insulation
Here are the most important things you need to know when choosing the right spray foam insulation for your building.
Tip #1. Consider all insulation options available and select the insulation that best suits your needs. Review what each insulation product offers. Consider R-Value and air sealing properties, long term performance and energy efficiency.
Icynene spray foam insulation provides long-term R-Value and air-sealing to help save as much as 50% off heating and cooling bills every month.
Tip #2. Use review sites to research contractors.
Tip #3. Beware of ‘too good to be true’ quotes.
Icynene spray foam is not a DIY product and requires a certified professional to apply. Icynene spray foam is a premium product that provides a return on investment typically within three-four years.
Tip #4. If you chose spray foam, make sure you stay out of your home for at least 24 hours.
Vacating ensures that no one will be exposed to the foam insulation before it has fully cured. Once Icynene spray foam is cured (always within the 24-hour period immediately after spraying is complete), the house or building is sage for re-occupancy.
Tip #5. Check Installer’s credentials to ensure they are certified and licensed.
All Icynene spray foam contractors are trained through a third-party QAP provider, Intertek, and complete comprehensive training and testing prior to being licensed by Icynene.
Tip #6. Ask the installer about their experience, previous jobs and liability insurance.
An experienced, licensed installer will be able to answer any of your questions regarding their past experience, their guarantees and their insurance coverage.
Tip #7. Ensure there is a product warranty and know what it covers.
Icynene warrantees its insulation for the life of the building, and this warranty is transferable from one owner to the next. Check all your insulation alternatives – you probably won’t find such a comprehensive warranty from any other manufacturer.