The most cost-effective insulation is therefore a product that keeps your property warm and cosy, is an innovative technology, and pays for itself in energy efficiency savings. The most cost-effective insulation is spray foam insulation.
Spray foam insulation is unlike traditional insulation materials in that it’s a completely different product – not panels of material or adhesives.
An industrial foam, spray foam insulation is 100% water-blown, and creates a foam that expands, before drying out, and settling into place. Due to the foam expansion, it will fill the space around it, and once dried, form a superior seal, protecting the area within.
Protects Against Pests
As Icynene spray foam insulation leaves no gaps for air flow, there are no vulnerable areas for insects or pests to crawl through and enter. More traditional insulation products tend to degrade as they age and become a foodstuff for pests, but Icynene spray foam insulation remains strong and won’t fade, sag or break down over time.
Non-Toxic and Safe to Install
Despite being a chemical spray, spray foam insulation does not contain any harmful or toxic ingredients, and will not ‘off-gas’.
As well as not releasing its own chemicals or gases into the environment around it, it does not allow pollutants or allergens from the outside world to pass through either.
Pollutants from the outdoors often seep into the home, and negatively impact the air quality within it. When a complete block is in place, these are unable to enter, and instead, a cleaner, healthier atmosphere is promoted within.
This can have real health benefits to those with conditions irritated or caused by airborne allergens and poor air quality. Allowing spray foam insulation to seal off the home actively encourages a healthier living environment for all.