Simply put, installing Icynene to your home or business is not just insulation but a complete Insulation System. Batt and Blown In Fiber Insulation products offer an R-Value (R is an indication of heat conduction) benefit only. The thicker the application the higher the R-Value. The negative effects of these products are that they compress over time and they allow airflow, both of which reduce its R-Value and effectiveness as insulation.
Therma Seal Insulation Systems creates an “unvented attic” assembly, which prohibits the intrusion of heat, humidity or pollen into the attic space. More importantly, the cool air you produce; which in the past seeps through the conventional insulation and dispersed out into the environment, is now retained in the attic space. The result is a home, which cools quickly and then retains this temperature significantly longer
The benefits you gain by adding this system include air quality and sound absorption and improved energy efficiency.
As indicated, Icynene is an insulation system that beyond its thermal attributes (R Value) is an Air Barrier system. This envelope over the conditioned space, is also known as “Unvented Attic System” (http://www.thermaseal.net/images/stories/design-notes/benefits-of-unvented-attic.pdf)
The system provided by Therma Seal retains this cooler air inside the attic envelope. The ducts and handlers now work in a comfortable environment without a dew point (preventing mold/mildew). Visit www.thermaseal.net to meet the Therma Seal Team and a complete viewing of the application, case studies and more.