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Icynene Inc.

 •  December 15

With energy efficient house renovations being everyone’s favorite topic in home ownership these days, you may have heard someone you know make reference to the Passive House Institute. But what is it, and how might it be able to help address your own home’s needs? The Institute’s website (link is external) says that it “has played an especially...

Icynene Inc.

 •  December 9

If you’re building a new home, or renovating your current home, there’s a good chance you thinking about maximizing its energy efficiency. Energy efficient homes are not only a great choice to make for the sake of the environment, but for your bank account, too. Many of the investments in “greener” home building materials can deliver a great ROI,...

Icynene Inc.

 •  December 7

There are countless buzzwords in the energy efficiency sphere, but the one that probably looks the least familiar is passivhaus. What does it mean, and why does it matter? Passivhaus is is the German word for passive house, a type of design that is not just energy efficient, it can help you work towards a net zero home. A passive house is more of a...

Icynene Inc.

 •  December 1

A spray foam insulation company plays an important role can be important to your family’s comfort. Ask yourself, which spray foam insulation company would you trust more: one that sells products you can find at any hardware store, or one that only allows licensed contractors to handle and install its products? If you chose the latter, you made the...

Icynene Inc.

 •  November 30

Extreme weather events can cause serious damage to homes. The damage can be extensive and expensive to repair. Prepare your home for future extreme weather events such as hurricanes by installing closed cell spray foam insulation into your home. Closed cell spray foam can help reject bulk water and help you be preapare for future hurricanes and...

Icynene Inc.

 •  November 28

There are plenty of technical terms involved in home ownership that can leave you scratching your head, particularly when you haven’t heard them before. Even an experienced home owner may be faced with terms they’re unfamiliar with, when their home undergoes any kind of renovation. For instance, if you’ve been looking at replacing your traditional...

Icynene Inc.

 •  November 21

There are plenty of homeowners out there who assume that, if you can find the instructions online to do-it-yourself, you really should just do it yourself. When it comes to insulation, however, it’s not that simple. Doing an online search of how to install insulation in attics will offer you many options, but the safest and the most effective...

Icynene Inc.

 •  November 20

The following post was written in conjunction with Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center in an effort to raise awareness of about asbestos in older homes/construction and what new insulation materials are available. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused record-setting property damage after striking Texas and Florida just a few months ago. As the...

Icynene Inc.

 •  November 1

In the last few years, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation has rapidly been gaining popularity as a premium insulation product for the construction market. Sprayed foam insulation is particularly useful because it is air impermeable; it bonds to and creates a seal with adjacent materials, and it insulates more effectively than other products....

Icynene Inc.

 •  October 26

You have probably heard the horror stories — a builder commits to building a super energy efficient house. Maybe it’s going to be Energy Star rated, or maybe it’s R-2000, or maybe it’s something more elaborate like a Net Zero home or Passive House. They get the house ready for occupancy but then they fail the final step in the process - They’re...