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Polyurethane Alternative – Eco Friendly Insulations

Polyurethane Alternative

With the ever growing customer demand for energy efficient homes, people are looking for an Polyurethane alternative. Insulation is an absolutely crucial component to keeping your home warm and choosing the right one can make the difference between a comfortable or a cold living environment. Whether your comparing, researching or actively looking to insulate your home then we can help you in your mission...

Benefits of Icynene Open Cell insulation alternatives.

Open cell insulations are deemed a perfect alternative to Polyurethane for residential homes due to their benefits. As well as savings you up to 35% on your energy bills and damp elimination you can also benefit from:

  • Lower costs for installation targeting the same R values as closed cell
  • A greater R value can be achieved permitting the fact you are not restricted by space
  • Lower material usage
  • Hydrophobic material, allowing water to dissipate through the roof

Why are people turning away from Polyurethane insulation?

There are many reasons people are looking for Polyurethane alternatives such as Icynene, Polyurethane was one of the first insulations brought out to the construction market.

It was developed just after World War 2 by the Germans as a means to insulate aeroplanes and as soon as construction engineers found a purpose for it in building, it was quickly on the market as one of the most applied insulations in the residential construction sector.

Recent developments in technology, building regulations and consumer demand for eco-friendly homes has led to the breakthrough of a number of innovative spray foam insulations, and with the competition fierce manufacturers have had to make sure that the benefits of their product surpass the rest.

Polyurethane Alternative

Even though people are looking for alternatives, Polyurethane has many uses for application including inflatable boats, surfboards, rigid hull boats, tennis grips, varnishes, electrical components and adhesives!

More reasons why a Polyurethane (PU) alternative can benefit you.

Although Polyurethane used to be the crux of domestic insulations with its high value per inch and bonding strength, it has always had its downfalls. Homeowners not using a Polyurethane alternative may suffer from problems such as:

  • As the product ages, the R-Value drops. This is due to gasses escaping from the cells. Polyurethane Insulation has been known to drop 2 R values in 2 years before stabilising.
  • Polyurethane emits toxic fumes before settling which can be damaging to health. it also doesn’t allow fumes from appliances such as cookers to escape which can affect your indoor air quality. Bad indoor air quality has been known to affect asthma and contribute towards a number of respiratory diseases.
  • Polyurethane has been known to damage properties. Buildings move with the seasons and a closed cell insulation restricts this movement which can cause damage to rafters, tiles and general structure. Open cell insulation provides more flexibility and moves with the building.

Additional Polyurethane Applications...

Even though people are looking for alternatives, Polyurethane has many uses for application including inflatable boats, surfboards, rigid hull boats, tennis grips, varnishes, electrical components and adhesives!

Intrigued? Talk To Our Team Today!

Were the UK’s leading installer of the most innovate, effecting and money saving spray foam insulation Icynene. This revolutionary alternative to Polyurethane insulation can be installed in most cases under a day and the effects are immediate. Simply call 0800 1700 636 to get the ball rolling today!