Installations exempel

Vi har lösningar för nästan alla delar i en konstruktion

Icynene isolering kan installeras på många ställen i en byggnad för att åstadkomma en lufttät och ljudisolerande termisk barriär. Det finns dessutom flera skäl till varför just Icynene passar särskilt bra i olika delar av en konstruktion. Nedan beskrivs några exempel där den passar mycket bra.

 

Väggar

Vanliga problem:

  • Man kan ha upp till 40% energiförluster om man inte har kontroll på tätheten i en konstruktion. Ju högre fuktighet luften har desto mer energi kan  den transportera.
  • Up to 99% of moisture travels in the air and can build up inside a home through daily activities like cooking and showering. If moisture carried by air is allowed to move through the walls it can condense within the walls leading to mould development.
  • Unwanted noises are heard originating from the outside, plumbing runs or from the adjoining media room.
  • Drafts cause hot/cold spots. Cold spots and thermal bridges are found in poorly insulated exterior walls or hard to reach areas and are subject to condensation.

Results of Using Icynene Foam Spray Insulation:

  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Considerably limits the chances of mould development by eliminating air drafts and insulating hard to reach areas. Icynene expands 100 times its original volume to fill up all cavities.
  • Improved indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • Quiet, eliminates air born sounds and absorbs mid-range frequencies.

Ceilings/Floors

Common Problems:

  • Cold and uncomfortable floors
  • Unwanted noises on the upper level
  • Buckling hardwood floors due to moisture build-up in the floor system

Results of Using Icynene Foam Spray Insulation:

  • Even floor temperatures for added comfort
  • Quieter spaces on main floor
  • Minimized potential for buckling of hardwood floors

Floors of Vented Attics

Common Problems:

Stack effect occurs when heated air escapes through the ceiling into the attic from upper levels of the home and is replaced in lower levels of the home by drawn-in, outdoor air. This occurs with conventional insulation types, such as fibreglass and cellulose, because they allow the air to circulate through them. Therefore they don’t sufficiently stop air flow/leaks like Icynene foam spray insulation does, and they can sag or settle over time.

Results of Insulating Attic with Icynene Foam Spray Insulation:

  • Improves in energy performance for savings of up to 50%
  • Minimises potential for water/moisture damage and associated health concerns (mould).

 

 

Roof Applications

Icynene is the only foam on the market successfully tested and certified for applications directly to the underside of breathable and non-breathable roof membranes and felts in addition to sarking boards.
Depending on the climate and the attic ventilation, it may not be necessary to install a vapour control layer.

Ask your local distributor for more information.

Hard-to-Insulate Spaces

Common Problems:

  • Designs or architectural features can pose insulation challenges because conventional insulation doesn’t fit unusual cavities like Icynene foam spray insulation does.
  • Most insulation is standard-sized and must be cut, manipulated or compressed to fill unusual spaces (like electrical boxes), reducing their thermal resistance value and often requiring extra finishing materials for air tightness.
  • Steel framing consists of “U” and “C” sections, double studs and non-standard stud locations that make insulating a challenge.

 

Results of Insulating Attic Floor with Icynene Foam Spray Insulation:

  • Seamless air-seal and perfect all around insulation achieved in a single step, even around unusual geometry
  • Increased durability of the structure and reduced thermal bridges for the life of the building
  • Minimised flow of airborne moisture and threat of condensation, especially against metal
  • Flexibility of open-cell Icynene foam spray insulation to expand and contract along with the building structure, preventing delaminating and cracking over time

 

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Building Science

Practising building science, also known as a “systems approach,” means accounting for the ways all building components interact, including the foundation, walls, roofs, doors, windows, insulation and mechanical systems. Doing so is critical to optimize building performance and prevent building failures. Building science has constantly been refined in Canada since the early seventies when the first petroleum crisis hit the country. Canadians endure extreme climates from high humidity levels on the West Coast to extreme temperature changes (-50 °C to + 40 °C) in central provinces. They have no choice but to economically improve their buildings for durability and resistance to temperature changes. Icynene® is the perfect example of how smart insulation can address the challenges of modern building science.