OPEN CELL / ICYNENE®
Our open cell foam is known as, “The Icynene Insulation System”. Our number one reason for using Icynene is Product Testing. It has acquired ICC compliance with the NER 420 report. It has been tested by numerous Third Parties. It meets or exceeds almost all codes for residential and commercial construction in the US. The same goes for all Minnesota local codes.
We as Licensed Icynene Dealers are part a larger network of nearly 400 dealers in the US. It is a Toronto based company that wanted a healthier alternative in the industry. Many spray foams can be very volatile. Icynene is completely inert and 100% water blown. The lack of a blowing agent is the reason it will not change or lose R-value over time. Icynene was developed more than thirty years ago to combat some of the problems in the industry. Cracking, sagging, settling, peeling and off-gassing are problems that other foams will have, not Icynene. It has been on the market for more than two decades. It boasts an incredible track record for performance and durability. It has a warrantee that is valid for the life of the building. Our sales reps (our bosses) are Richard Quant, and Peter Burns.
The Icynene® Insulation System®
With energy costs taking such a huge bite out of the monthly budget, it's little surprise that energy efficiency is the top consideration among those who are considering insulation options.
Using Icynene® soft foam insulation and air barrier system is one of the best ways to improve energy efficiency and thermal comfort. As a complete insulation and air barrier, Icynene® minimizes air leakage in the building structure, which allows for HVAC equipment rightsizing. This saves dramatically on initial equipment costs and ongoing utility costs - Icynene® can save up to 50% every month in energy costs versus traditional energy options.
When taking into consideration all other costs associated with creating an airtight thermal envelope, it becomes obvious why Icynene® is the preferred insulation that guarantees increased energy efficiency.
The Icynene® Insulation System®
Icynene®, the leading soft foam insulation and air barrier system, is becoming the industry standard for providing maximum building envelope performance. Icynene®'s pour and spray formulations represent a breakthrough in the science of moisture and thermal management.
Icynene® is the leading 100% water-blown foam insulation that minimizes air leakage for increased energy efficiency, creates a healthier indoor environment, reduces airborne sounds and offers greater design freedom. Icynene® maintains its performance with no loss of R-value over time. It does not shrink, sag or settle. Icynene® adheres to most construction materials and is the perfect insulation for walls, attics, ceilings and floors.
Applied as a liquid, Icynene® expands to 100 times its volume in seconds to fill every crack and crevice while remaining flexible so that the integrity of the building envelope seal remains intact over time. Icynene®'s spray formula has an R-value of 3.6 per inch. It acts as a complete insulation and air barrier to minimize air leakage and seal the building envelope for optimal airtightness. Click here to view video.
Pour Fill Formula
Icynene®'s pour fill variation is an insulation and air barrier that injects the latest building technology into an older building to maximize energy efficiency while still preserving its original architectural details. Icynene® fills the wall cavity completely, starting at the bottom and slowly expanding upwards to 60 times its initial volume. Since Icynene® expands in the direction of least resistance, it will not expand outward and damage the wall. The pour fill formula has an R-value of 4 per inch. Click here to view video.