The Fundamentals of Basement Insulation

Unlike years gone by, when basements were purely storage spaces, today’s basements are functional and usable living spaces. And it’s primarily the basement insulation that allows for the comfort and livability of the space. Indeed, many basements have become fully usable – as extra bedrooms; as home-based offices; even as completely self contained in-law suites. Continue reading

When It Comes To Attic Insulation, It’s Good To Be Well Informed

With attic insulation, like any other home improvement project, it’s good for a homeowner to be well informed. Insulation products and installation methods require some basic knowledge, and will allow for better decision making during the project. And while a DIY approach (do-it-yourself) might be tempting with attic insulation, the uninitiated homeowner may cause more problems than necessary. Professional insulation contractors understand products and installations, and are positioned to deliver the best results. Continue reading

Fibreglass Insulation VS Cellulose Insulation

Over the years, there have been countless insulation products marketed and sold for both residential and commercial application. Some were less effective than others, some were impractical to install, and even others were deemed dangerous. At the end of the day, fibreglass and cellulose have emerged as the two front-runners, and the ones that are most commonly used by professional contractors. Today, what remains is a discussion about the merits of each product, and clearly there is a case to be made for each. Continue reading

What is the Best Insulation for Basements?

While it’s true that there are a number of good options for insulating the basement, it’s also likely that contractors will have varying opinions. There is no shortage of insulation product on the market, and with so many product claims, choosing the best insulation for the basement can be somewhat challenging. But to be sure, working with an experienced insulation contractor will make a big difference. With a good contractor, it’s far easier to choose the right product for the job, and the right installation approach for the space. And for those who might opt for the DIY (do-it-yourself) approach, there may well be money savings, but the best project outcomes are with the professionals. Continue reading