Insulating Wine Cellars

In any wine cellar, large or small, the two most important factors are temperature and humidity.  These will have a direct impact on the wine, and when out of sync, a negative impact. Today, most wine cellars operate with some type of “climate control” system to ensure that temperature and humidity levels are properly maintained. But none of this will be possible if the wine cellar is built incorrectly or insulated inappropriately. And if there’s no vapour barrier (or a substandard vapour barrier) the chances of success for the wine cellar are greatly diminished. Continue reading

Advantages of Insulating Your Garage

For most homeowners, a home insulation project does not typically include insulating the garage. Not surprisingly, the average person does not recognize the garage as a “thermal boundary”. But for the professionals at Great Northern Insulation, the garage space is actually a “boundary” that separates the outdoor air (unconditioned air) from the indoor air (conditioned air). Bottom line, for a residential home that comes with an attached garage, insulating the garage is important. Continue reading

The Importance of Insulating Foundation Walls

In short, insulating basement foundation walls will provide thermal protection, moisture control, better air circulation, and even mold protection. In most climate zones (especially across Canada) insulating the foundation is well worthwhile – it’s a cost-effective home improvement with a very good return-on-investment. In fact, across the country, researchers and industry professionals are in agreement that for all sizes of basements, insulating the foundation makes economic sense. Continue reading

Commercial Exterior Wall Insulation – Why It’s Important Especially in the Summer

Once specified (or recommended), Spray Foam Insulation is the most effective and efficient application for exterior wall systems. Delivering maximum energy efficiency, moisture control, and airflow management, spray foam provides more benefits and advantages than any other comparable product. Applied into exterior wall cavities, or installed as a continuous insulated wall system, there is no better approach to wall insulation. In fact, in most climate zones, building code requirements now specify continuous insulation wall systems as requisite. Continue reading