Rest assured that Icynene meets code requirements relating to fire safety. Icynene spray foam is a Class 1 material with a flame spread of less than or equal to 25.
Independent third-party testing confirms that electrical wiring is not affected by Icynene. Dangers of overheating were not found to be a concern during testing.
As people become educated about the science of insulation, more and more are discovering both building performance and peace of mind on a whole new level - with Icynene. Problems that used to be commonplace, or even seem inevitable, can now be permanently avoided.
A Note of Caution: Beware of Off-Brand Spray Foam Insulation Issues
Many people use the term “Icynene” as a synonym for “spray foam insulation,” but nowadays there are other brands of spray foam insulation on the market besides Icynene. Problems like lack of adhesion have occasionally occurred when customers have used an imitation product that was falsely represented as an Icynene product.
Protect yourself from off-brand spray foam insulation issues by being certain that what you get is indeed an authentic Icynene product, installed by a trained and licensed Icynene contractor. We are accredited and licensed Icynene Spray Foam agent.
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Installation Problems - How to Avoid Them with Icynene
Icynene spray foam insulation is manufactured to ISO 9001 quality standards and extensively tested. Avoid imitators – other products may not be manufactured to the same high quality and may not perform in the same way as real Icynene materials. Icynene spray foam insulation can only be installed by licensed Icynene contractors. These contractors are chosen for their dedication to quality, and they should be able to answer any questions you have about the installation. Ask your contractor for proof that they are an Icynene licensed contractor – they should be able to produce a certificate for you. If in doubt, use our Find a Contractor tool on the left hand side of every page to see if the contractor is listed – if they’re not, they’re not an Icynene licensed contractor and you may have non-Icynene installation problems.
Make Sure it's Really Icynene Being Installed
Because of the airtightness it delivers, Icynene spray foam insulation helps block airborne moisture from infiltrating the wall cavity. In cases of roof or plumbing leaks, after the leak has been fixed, Icynene's light-density insulation will dry, reducing the potential for mold growth. Once dried, it continues to operate at peak performance levels. This is a significant and unique benefit offered by Icynene; problems related to moisture management are common among other types of insulation.
Selecting the Right Insulation Type
We will advise on the best type of spray foam insulation to use for your property – open cell or closed cell. Different insulation types may be suitable in different applications.
Prevent the Cost of Replacement
Before starting installation, we will plan the installation:
- Which other trades need to be finished before spray foam can be installed
- Protection of surfaces and advice on what needs to be protected
- Barriers around the area to be sprayed
- Access platforms if required
- Temporary ventilation
- Bringing equipment to the building
- Routes for hoses
- Waste disposal
This planning will ensure that the area can be sprayed efficiently and effectively and avoid problems during installation.
Application of Icynene Spray Foam Insulation
Before applying Icynene spray foam insulation, we will follow these steps:
- Wear the required personal protective equipment
- Mix the materials following Icynene guidelines
- Ensure the temporary ventilation is working
- Take into account the temperature (especially if extremely hot or cold) and other conditions
- Ensure the substrate is ready to be sprayed on, and "flash" some substrates with a thin layer of foam in very cold weather
- Spray in the agreed areas and remove waste product
- Check that the insulation has been properly installed
- Leave the sprayed area sealed for 24 hours with the ventilation working
- Open up the area, remove the ventilation, and allow access
This allows for safe spraying of Icynene spray foam - when you use Icynene, installation problems are avoided because we pay attention to the details.
When your installation is complete, we will give you all the information you need to claim your warranty. In the rare event that there is an installation problem, your Icynene contractor will make it right in accordance with the terms of the warranty.
Mold Problems – How to avoid them
Icynene open cell spray foam insulation has less than 5% water absorption, and Icynene closed cell spray foam insulation rejects bulk water even when immersed. Some other manufacturers and some contractors may pass off over spray foams as "Icynene" or "like Icynene" - but if it’s not the real thing it may perform differently and cause mold problems.
Check That You're Installing Real Icynene – Mold Problems Avoided!
With any type of Icynene spray foam, when there is a water leak, the water runs straight through the insulation, making it easier to find the source of the leak. If the water becomes completely trapped and is standing in the same place for a long time, be assured that Icynene materials are not a source of food for mold – but remember that the adjacent materials may become wet and moldy from the water. For that reason, whenever you have a water leak, you should repair the source of the leak, and remove any materials that are stopping the water running through or drying out. Do this immediately to avoid mold, and let the Icynene spray foam dry out. With Icynene, mold formation shouldn’t be an issue if you follow these common-sense suggestions.
What If I Have A Water Leak?
Icynene spray foams act as air barriers. If you live in a humid climate, or have rooms with high humidity, the moisture in the air may spread through the building and condensate. This water can then lead to mold. When you protect against the movement of moist air using the air barrier formed by Icynene, mold and condensation risks are reduced.
Reduce the Risk of Mold from Humid Air and Condensation