Whether you're thinking of remodeling or purchasing a new home, spray foam insulation helps you address concerns like indoor air quality, energy conservation and noise pollution.
New home buyers spend most of their time reviewing floor plans and selecting interior and exterior finishes for their new home. But how many consider indoor air quality before their house is built? Poor indoor air quality and excess moisture problems are common and adversely affect your health and comfort.
Understanding how these issues may be avoided is the key to long term enjoyment and protection of your investment.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Lung Association (ALA), all share in the concern that the air in most facilities is likely to be ten times more polluted than the air outside. The EPA rated indoor air pollution as one of the five most urgent environmental issues, accounting for over $1 billion annually in direct health care costs. For most new home buyers, this is shocking news. The news is even more distressing to over 75 million North Americans who suffer from asthma or other health problems and who seek refuge and relief inside their homes.
What’s the Solution?
An excerpt from a Lung Association consumer guide highlights the strategy for homeowners: “The quality of air we breathe in our homes is important to our health. By controlling the air entering and leaving our homes, we can minimize or eliminate the airborne pollutants that can become threats to our respiratory health” (1997 Health House
Controlling air entering and leaving our homes is the precise reason that the Icynene Insulation System has received praise from building scientists across North America. Icynene is a unique spray-in-place foam insulation. It not only insulates the home, it expands in seconds to seal the building and eliminate energy-robbing air leakage.
Whether you're thinking of remodeling or purchasing a new home, Icynene helps you address concerns like indoor air quality, energy conservation and noise pollution. Icynene is 100% water-blown and forms a complete air barrier to help protect the home's occupants from moisture-related problems (like mold and mildew) and airborne germs. Its air-sealing properties create a draft-free environment that offers long-term payback for energy savings of up to 50%. Not to mention, you will live in a quieter home by reducing unwanted noises for better quality of life.