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Building Science

Making your home healthier

* Completely air-seals buildings, creating a comfortable, draft-free, condensation-free environment
* Minimizes the potential for mold growth Locks out dust, allergens, odors and pollutants
* Isolates your living space from toxic garage fumes
* 100% water-blown - does NOT contain formaldehyde, CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs or HFAs
* Recommended for individuals who are chemically sensitive or suffering with allergies or asthma
* Flame retarding - contributes no fuel in the event of fire

Good building science tells us that insulation plays an important role in the bigger system known as our home.  It does for our home what our skin does for our bodies by regulating temperature, moisture and overall health.

The right insulation helps all the parts of home work well together, so the whole system can thrive.  The wrong insulation can lead to energy loss, poor indoor air quality, moisture problems and more.

An insulation isn’t green unless it contributes to a healthier home.  Here’s why:

Insulation should help reduce airborne moisture and the potential for mold growth.

Did you know most of the moisture that gets into a home is actually carried in the air? Moisture is a leading cause of mold and homes that fail. Mold's been known to aggravate asthma or allergies. 

The right insulation can:

  • Create a complete air-seal to help minimize moisture from moving into your home through the air.
  • Help keep your home healthier by minimizing airborne moisture and subsequent condensation-related problems like mold.
  • Why? in the summer, moisture-laden air can enter the home and condense if it comes into contact with cool (air conditioned) surfaces.
Icynene® contributes to a healthy indoor environment in three critical ways:

1). Icynene® is 100% water-blown and does not emit harmful gases once cured. 

Icynene® contains no ozone-depleting substances and does not off-gas over time, unlike some conventional insulation that can deteriorate as time passes.  Icynene maintains its efficiency with no loss of R-value to provide healthy indoor air (and energy savings) for its occupants today and for years to come. Selecting products that provide longevity, like Icynene®, reduces the impact on the environment because it eliminates the need for the installation of additional material in the future.     

2). Icynene creates a continuous air barrier in the walls, ceilings and floors, which minimizes the intrusion of outdoor allergens and pollutants. 

Icynene® helps buildings achieve U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED™) credits. 

3) As an integrated insulation and air barrier, Icynene effectively minimizes air leakage and accompanying moisture (air leakage accounts for as much as 99% of moisture movement in a structure).  So effective is Icynene at minimizing condensation, moisture build-up, and the growth of mold or mildew, the product is often specified for use in museums, art galleries, and libraries where condensation control is critical to preserving the integrity of valuable collections. 

Indoor air should not be compromised.  Contact Sunny South Insulators to discuss your individual health needs.

topics: Home Owners, Health


I am SO glad I decided to use Icynene to insulate the entire envelope of my house. We did a full-renovation, and the 100% air barrier has been fabulous. Ameri-spec tested our house for the federal renovation grant, and said we were more heat efficient than most of the new "green" homes going up on the west side. Icynene definitely contributed to the $3800 rebate we got.
Tim, South Lethbridge