Category Archives: Insulation

Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Home Insulation

Yes – there are many home improvement projects that are well suited for the DIY enthusiast. But what’s important to recognize are the projects that are not well suited. The worst DIY enthusiast is the one who knows it all. This is particularly true when home insulation is the project. And it’s because of two main reasons: lack of product knowledge and lack of installation expertise. Both are required to ensure a job well done, along with short-term benefits and long-term results. Continue reading

Good Reasons to Draft Proof and Insulate Your Home

Draft proofing is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to create energy efficiency – it results in energy conservation and utility savings throughout the year. And the truth is, it will benefit any building type, large or small. Drafts and ventilation are completely different – the first is undesirable, the second is desirable and necessary. Drafts are unwanted and uncontrolled. They allow cold air to infiltrate inside and allow heated air to escape outside. Ventilation, on the other hand, is absolutely necessary for balanced internal air circulation. The entire building envelope is more efficient with proper ventilation. Continue reading

Can Spray Foam Insulation Decrease the Danger of Mold?

Most everyone realizes that a mold infiltration in a home or building can cause health problems. That includes everything from mild symptoms like sneezing and coughing to more serious issues like lung damage. Beyond the health risks for occupants, removal and remediation of mold is both stressful and costly. Worst of all, mold is sneaky, and oftentimes the spread can’t even be seen. Continue reading

The Benefits of Ceiling Insulation

Experts in the industry agree that ceiling insulation is a cost-effective measure in ensuring energy efficiency. It will reduce heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer, and it will demonstrably improve indoor comfort, providing balanced temperatures throughout the house. Ceiling insulation, when properly chosen, and professionally installed, can provide annual cost savings on utilities that will make the project investment well worthwhile.   Continue reading