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More stories about Icynene

  • Repairing a Rotting Roof

    Reducing indoor humidity was a critical first step.

  • R-19 vs. R-20 Wall Insulation

    The federal stimulus plan's energy tax credits for insulation are based on the 2009 IECC, which raises the wall insulation requirement for climate zones 5 and 6 from R-19 to R-20. To meet this requirement, the R-value of the cavity insulation must be at least 3.63 per inch. Does this mean that...

  • JLC Extra Q&A: Patching Icynene Insulation

    Q: What is the best material to use to patch Icynene spray foam insulation? Sometimes it’s necessary to remove a substantial amount of the stuff after it has been installed.

  • Is Drywall Needed With Spray-Foam Basement Insulation?

    Q. Is Drywall Needed With Spray-Foam Basement Insulation? When the interior walls of an unfinished basement have been insulated with Icynene (or a similar spray-foam insulation), can the foam be left exposed, or does it have to be covered by a noncombustible material?

  • Q&A: Patching Icynene Insulation

    Q: What is the best material to use to patch Icynene spray foam insulation? Sometimes it’s necessary to remove a substantial amount of the stuff after it has been installed.

  • New England Update

  • New-Tech Tools and Materials

    A survey of new tools, products, and materials that can increase productivity and profit on your next job.

  • New England Update

  • Letters

    Spray foam defended, CO detectors

  • Remodeling Basements

    To the homeowner, finishing the basement is an obvious way to gain extra space. To the builder, however, the project is fraught with problems, from moisture and code restrictions to beams and mechanical systems that are in the way. Here are some tips from a builder who works down under — for a...