Category Archives: Fiberglass Insulation

New Liberal Budget Focuses on Retrofitting Social Housing

In the new budget from the federal Liberals, there is increased funding for affordable housing. And although the total amount of investment is not clear, affordable housing advocates confirm that there is support for renovating, retrofitting, and eventually building. Apparently, in the first two years of funding, money will be targeted at renovating existing social housing that is quickly aging and in dire need of repairs. The idea here is that short-term investment will buy valuable time for the federal government to construct a longer-term plan for social housing. Continue reading

Visually Inspecting a Home for Air Leakage

For a typical homeowner, indoor drafts and strange pockets of airflow are usually obvious. And while the location of the source may not be clear, the discomfort is definitely clear. Obvious or not, finding the source of air leaks is the first step in resolving the problem.  Doors and windows are certainly prone to drafts, but it’s the spots that are more hidden that need to be identified. Continue reading

Some Signs That It’s Time to Upgrade Insulation

Upgrading insulation is one of the better home improvement projects that can be expedited. And while there’s nothing to really see in terms of aesthetic improvement, the outcomes will make the project worthwhile. Insulation upgrades will never be impressive like kitchen or bathroom renos, but the dollar savings on utilities will definitely be impressive. Continue reading

Understanding Insulation Terminology Before Ordering Insulation

Understanding residential insulation is the key to making good purchasing decisions. And when a homeowner understands insulation terminology, it’s an advantage when shopping for products or discussing options. Moreover, a good understanding of how insulation works will make for a very productive working relationship with an installer who’s actually doing the work. And while its not at all necessary to get into technical jargon, it’s good to have a fundamental understanding. Continue reading