Icynene vs Fibreglass
Icynene Spray Foam Stops Air Leakage
Spray foam insulation is like a warm windbreaker jacket — it stops the cold air from passing through.
Fiberglass and cellulose insulation are like a wool sweater – if there’s any breeze, it doesn’t keep you warm. Even if they’re very thick to give an extremely high U-value, they’ll still let air leak out and increase your energy bill.
Spray Foam is a Modern Material
Spray foam insulation is a modern material that’s been used for over 25 years.
Fibreglass is an old technology and cellulose is little more than shredded newspaper. So modern types of insulation are becoming more popular.
Spray Foam Fills Gaps
Spray foam insulation expands up to 100 times its volume to fill gaps and crevices thereby ensuring maximum insulation.
Fiberglass and cellulose are extremely difficult to install perfectly, the spaces that are left add up to the size of a couple of footballs per day in the average home — these gaps lead to excessive heat loss.
Spray Foam Stays in Place
Spray foam stays in place – it doesn’t settle or sag vertically or horizontally. It moves with the house as it settles. Spray foam insulation is completely solid when it sets, doesn’t produce any dust, and doesn’t let dust or other pollutants pass through to your home.
Fiberglass and cellulose settle and sag over time, leaving gaps that compromise insulation and allow dust and other pollutants to enter the building.
Icynene Spray Foam is Healthier
Icynene Spray Foam doesn’t contain any formaldehyde, HCF’s, PPDE’s or Volatile Organic Compounds and doesn’t give off harmful emissions once installed.
Most fiberglass contains formaldehyde, and may emit formaldehyde fumes into your home.
Spray Foam Doesn’t Attract Pests
Icynene Spray Foam doesn’t provide a source of food for vermin, rodents, termites, or other nasty critters.
Fibreglass and cellulose can be torn apart by pests, and some even use them for nesting.
Spray Foam Isn’t Easily Damaged
Icynene Open Cell Spray Foam is a material that isn’t easily damaged.
Floor laid exposed fibreglass and cellulose are easily damaged – insulation in areas such as lofts and basements may be compromised by pets, children, moving suitcases, Christmas decorations, boxes and other general usage.