Category Archives: Insulation

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

Good Reasons to Hire a Professional Insulation Contractor

When it comes to home improvement projects, there are few that will actually save money for a homeowner. In fact, most projects are cosmetic and are designed to contribute to a home’s aesthetics. Home insulation, on the other hand, is different – it will significantly contribute to cost savings, both short term and long. And while many homeowners might decide to hire a general contractor (or a jack-of-all trades), the best outcome will be derived when hiring a professional insulation contractor to manage the entirety of the project. Continue reading

A Homeowner’s Guide to Spray Polyurethane Foam

While professional insulation contractors are well aware of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) as an insulation product, many homeowners are less aware. SPF is regarded as a superior product option for both residential and commercial applications. It’s the highest performing product on the market, and offers more benefits with one installation than any other insulation material. When professionally installed, Spray Polyurethane Foam does it all: forming an impermeable air barrier; creating an effective deterrent to moisture infiltration; and insulating better than any comparable insulator. SPF makes for an energy-efficient “building envelope” that lowers energy bills, and contributes to significant savings from season to season to season. Continue reading

Energy Efficiency in a Typical Residential Home

Homeowners across the country are becoming more and more aware about energy consumption and energy efficiency. The main concern is about reducing utility costs, but it’s also about improving indoor comfort, and even about being conscious of the environment. For older homes, especially the ones that are poorly insulated, heating and cooling costs can be completely out of proportion. And when compared to newer homes with better insulation and better airtightness, it’s not uncommon for utility bills to be 25% higher. Continue reading