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Icynene Insulation R Values

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The R values of an insulation material can determine it’s suitability for a household renovation or upgrade project. Insulation in your home provides resistance to the heat flow. The more heat flow resistance your insulation material provides then the lower your cooling and heating bills will cost. A correctly insulated home can also improve air quality and general comfort around the home.

What Are Insulation R Values?

An insulation material’s resistance to heat flow (conductive) is measured in terms of thermal resistance, commonly known as R Value.

By insulating with a higher R-Value material the greater the insulation effectiveness will be. There are many factors that must be take into consideration when determining it’s R Value including the type of insulation, it’s thickness and the density of the product. Sometimes homes use multiple layers of insulation so to calculate the effectiveness of this you must calculate the combined R values for a total.

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R Value Of Icynene

Icynene’s low density foam insulation offers a higher R Value than other spray foam insulations. This helps meets the ever growing demand of building regulations required to provide energy efficient homes. the latest version offers an R Value of 4 per inch, compared to the previous of 3.7 per inch.

This R Value is enough to meet the International Code Council’s 2012 energy requirements. Builders are required to provide at least R-21 in wall cavities in order to meet the energy code 2009.

As well as this Icynene works as an open-cell polyurethane foam. This means it is water permeable and it is also water blown, making it a insulation product with the lowest global warming potential.

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There are many factors that must be take into consideration when determining it’s R Value including the type of insulation, it’s thickness and the density of the product. Sometimes homes use multiple layers of insulation so to calculate the effectiveness of this you must calculate the combined R values for a total

R Value Of Icynene vs Traditional Materials

Dependant on the brand and type of insulation available R Values will differ. The Department of Energy has provided the following information on different types of insulations available on the market.

Insulation Type R Value per Inch
Fiberglass (loose) 2.2 – 2.9
Fiberglass (batts) 2.9 – 3.8
Cellulose (loose) 3.1 – 3.8
Stone Wool (loose) 2.2 – 3.3
Stone Wool (batts) 3.3 – 4.2
Cotton (batts) 3.0 – 3.7
Cementitious (foam) 2.0 – 3.9
Polyicynene (foam) 3.6 – 4.3
Phenolic (foam) 3.6 – 4.3
Polyisocyanurate (foam) 5.6 – 8.0
Polyurethane (foam) 5.6 – 8.0

How Much Insulation Is Enough?

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While considerations such as venting and moisture problems have to be taken into account. When you insulate under floors and R rating of around 16 is recommended

This can vary significantly around the world dependant on climate. Some organisational bodies categorize R Value necessity into ‘Climate Zones’, where the amount of insulation required depends on the outside temperature. Although we cant provide information on all of these. Here are some general guidelines into the level of insulation and R Value you can be expected to provide.

  • Attic Insulation: Homes in a colder climate should have a minimum R Value of R-29 in their loft or attic. This is approximately the same of around 16 inches of fibreglass insulation. Warmer climates require significantly less of around R-38 which equates to about 12 inches.
  • Floor Insulation: While considerations such as venting and moisture problems have to be taken into account. When you insulate under floors and R rating of around 16 is recommended.

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No more overheating or being to cold. With a regulated temperature in your home you can enjoy a more comfortable living experience-with the right temperature to match!

R Values Aside, What Other Benefits Can I Expect From Icynene?

  • 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 Mould & Condensation – Sick of mold in your home? Icynene will minimise any chance of mold or damp by creating an air barrier to prevent spores arising.
  • Increased Comfort – No more overheating or being to cold. With a regulated temperature in your home you can enjoy and more comfortable living experience.
  • Structual Maintenance – 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

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