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    • Icynene Questions & Answers (26 entries)

      • The Icynene Insulation System® is a complete insulation, air and moisture barrier system that windproofs and seals wall, floor and ceiling cavities against air movement, including spaces around electrical outlets and ...
      • A foam that adheres to building materials, like Icynene insulation, must remain flexible in order to maintain its air seal. Buildings expand and contract with changes of season and temperature. If ...
      • As well as simplifying the construction process for the builder, Icynene® Insulation eliminates the major causes of building envelope problems, air-borne moisture movement and entrapment. Blower door tests have shown that ...
      • Icynene® insulation is a water-based formula that contains no formaldehyde, CFCs or HCFCs. The insulation has the texture and look of angel food cake and is made up of millions of ...
      • The foam is created in seconds after spraying. You can watch it expand within seconds to 100 times its original volume, literally before your eyes. It completely cures within a few ...
      • No, it looks like a sponge but it is actually hydrophobic, i.e., it repels water. If placed in water it will float and on removal it will dry rapidly and loose ...
      • Icynene® Insulation is a breathing foam, and any moisture in the building's concrete or lumber can escape through the insulation as the building dries out, thus eliminating any risk of rot ...
      • No, it is inert. Its physical and insulating properties are constant.
      • No, the product is environmentally safe.
      • Icynene® Insulation contributes no fuel in the event of fire and it will not sustain flame upon removal of the flame source. However, like fiberglass, it will be consumed by flame, ...
      • Smoke from Icynene® foam, like that of all organic materials including wood, is a complex of many gasses. The major components in the smoke from Icynene® Insulation are carbon dioxide and ...
      • Icynene® is safe for both you and the environment. Icynene® is water-based, and does not produce formaldehyde, CFCs or HCFCs. It has been extensively tested in both Canada and the United ...
      • There are two different ways to install Icynene® insulation � spray it onto any open surface and studded wall or pour it into an existing wall cavity when renovating. An Icynene ...
      • Icynene® Insulation has been on the market since 1986 and is in thousands of homes across the United States. It has also been featured in segments of "This Old House" and ...
      • No, Icynene® Insulation has been tested and is not a concern to electrical authorities.
      • No, Icynene® Insulation is non-corrosive. It is neutral, neither acidic nor alkaline.
      • Icynene® Insulation offers no food value; therefore it does not support bacteria or fungal growth. It also does not retain water, making it an unappealing environment for pests.
      • Icynene® Insulation offers no food value, but it would not present a sufficient barrier to their entry if they decided to gnaw through it.
      • As an effective air seal, The Icynene Insulation System® eliminates the air gaps through which sound travels and is superior in controlling mid-range frequencies, which include the most common sounds, the ...
      • No.
      • No, Icynene® Insulation is stable. It does not shrink or sag. The reaction that creates Icynene® Insulation is irreversible and it cannot break down into its constituent parts.
      • R-value is derived from a controlled laboratory test of an insulation's resistance to conductive heat flow. Icynene's R-value is 3.6/inch, similar to fiberglass.
      • Unlike foams filled with CFC or HCFC, the R-Value of air filled foam does not decline as it ages.
      • R-Values of insulating materials are measured in laboratories and are designated a nominal R-Value per inch. In the wall or ceiling of a building, most factory made insulation materials suffer a ...
      • The Icynene Insulation System® is installed after the windows, doors and roof are in, the electrical, framing and plumbing inspections are complete, and after any other electrical or mechanical system located ...
      • Talk to your builder early and let him know that you would like to have The Icynene Insulation System® installed in your home. Icynene® can provide a builder demonstration videotape and ...