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Icynene Insulation – Developed to Keep Canadian Houses WarmBy admin
Friday, 16 November 2018
If you watched the new series of Grand Designs then you would of seen us showcasing Icynene spray foam insulation, the preferred choice for home insulation in the UK.
Originally designed to keep Canadian houses warm, this innovative method of home insulation has spread across 30 countries and is applicable not only in homes, but also commercial and agricultural properties
Canada Has Some of the Most Extreme Weather in the World
Canada has much more extreme temperatures than the UK, and is the perfect country to display how effective a home insulation is. The variety and diversity of the weather puts up a formidable test for Icynene to show its strengths. Historic weather patterns show temperatures ranging from a sweltering 45.0c to a colder than ice reading of -63.0c.
In addition to this, the country also falls victim to heavy snowfall, rainfall and also 400km/h tornadoes! The product tolerance of this product has led to it achieving a number of certifications from globally recognized boards of approval including:
- BBA Approval (UK) – The Agrement Certificate was awarded after Icynene successfully completed a comprehensive assessment. This involved laboratory testing, on-site evaluations and inspections of the manufacturing operations. This has enabled Icynene to develop its operations in the Irish and UK Markets.
- ETA Approval (Across Europe) – From England to Croatia, Icynene Insulation has received the seal of product approval since its arrival from Canada. ETA is a document providing thorough information about a construction product, and refers to its essential characteristics.
Due to its high level of tolerance in Canada, these certifications of approval were not as difficult to achieve as with other products. The UK’s product tolerance compared to Canada is a lot lower meaning that if it has gained a seal of approval from its home country it is much more likely to here.
Sick of mould in your home? Icynene will minimise any chance of mold or damp by creating an air barrier to prevent spores arising
Why Canadians use Icynene Spray Foam Insulation
Canada have been using Icynene for over 30 years with great success and it’s no wonder why. Their country is synonymous with durability, trustworthiness and performance in their products.
As well as saving you up to 50% on your energy bills Icynene provides you with a number of other home improvement benefits including:
Instant Bill Reduction
Utility Bills have doubled since 2004, don’t get caught out. Icynene will instantly reduce your energy bills up to 35%.
Prevents Mold and Condensation
Sick of mould in your home? Icynene will minimise any chance of mold or damp by creating an air barrier to prevent spores arising.
Icynene was originally developed to create a light density foam spray that is quieter, healthier and more energy efficient than other insulation products
No more overheating or being to cold. With a regulated temperature in your home you can enjoy and more comfortable living experience.
Spray foam insulation can help support the overall structure of your property. This is dependent on the application and thickness of the spray foam on installation.
25 Year Warranty
All spray foam installations are carried out by Icynene licensed installers. After installation you will be sent a BBA Certificate and 25-year warranty on the product for added peace of mind
Icynene was originally developed to create a light density foam spray that is quieter, healthier and more energy efficient than other insulation products. As previously mentioned it is available in over 30 countries with dealers located in North America, Japan, Korea, China, Middle East, Ireland and the U.K.
Spray foam insulation such as ours from Canada has become an ideal solution for many home owners looking to save energy, but not all foams offer the same high performance benefits that Icynene does, so be careful when selecting your product
Canada’s Commitment to Energy Efficiency
As well as providing a high performing spray foam, It’s also environmentally friendly, as established by the Envirodesic Certification Program. Home owners applying for planning permission, buying new builds or upgrading existing properties need to take into account energy efficiency as the Government are becoming increasingly stricter with regulations.
After the fifth carbon budget, put forward by the Committee on Climate Change, the UK has agreed to make a staggering 57% reduction in carbon emissions by 2032. This high reduction will affect homes, transport and logistics of the country.
In a statement from Lord Deben, chairman of the Committee on Climate Change he stated:
“We are in danger of building houses that have to be retrofitted, which would be very expensive. We could build them now to low-carbon standards instead.”
This solidifies the need for home-owners to use Canadian spray foam insulation to help make their homes more energy efficient.
Canadian product dealers must also meet a number of requirements set by the government to sell their goods. Dealers are prohibited from shipping energy using products from province to province, or import energy using products into Canada unless:
- The product complies with the energy efficient standard; and
- The product or its package is labelled in accordance with regulations
Choose a Licensed Contractor for your Spray Foam
Spray foam insulation such as ours from Canada has become an ideal solution for many home owners looking to save energy, but not all foams offer the same high performance benefits that Icynene does, so be careful when selecting your product.
Product misrepresentation does occur from time to time and to and it has been known for companies to try and sell a product as Icynene when it is actually something different. Avoid yourself a spray foam nightmare by selecting from Icynene list of approved contractors. If they are not on this list, they are NOT selling Icynene.
Home Logic are the only BBA pitched roof installers who are licensed to sell Icynene. This is why we are the Canadian spray foam insulation suppliers preferred choice of installers.
HOW IS SPRAY FOAM INSULATION APPLIED?
Icynene spray foam insulation is applied in a two part water blown formula, containing Icynene in one side and a water blown catalyst in the other. Once at your property the certified installers will prepare the foam bespoke for each job, depending on the thickness of spray foam required and area to be insulated.
Areas to be insulated could be one of: ceiling, attic, crawlspace, floor or wall. Once every area of the applied area has been insulated we will check the job over to ensure that it has been completed to a level ascertained by Icynene themselves.
The Icynene foam sets in around 10 seconds after expansion, once set a secure barrier against the cold would of been formulated any you will be able to enjoy the benefits of the worlds most revolutionary spray foam available!
Heat loss will be a thing of the past and you can look forward to a warm and toasty winter away from the cold.
TURN YOUR HOME INTO A GRAND DESIGN WITH THE ICYNENE INSULATION SYSTEM
Building materials have evolved dramatically over the past ten years, and can now offer an array of benefits not just linked to insulation. Icynene aims to make buildings Healthier, Quieter and More Energy Efficient hence why programs such as Channel 4’s Grand Designs have taken the move to showcase our product on-line.
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