With Home Insulation, It’s Important To Do It Right

For homeowners contemplating new insulation, it’s important to get it done right the first time. And choosing the right contractor is key to success. Today, there are many insulation companies out there, each peddling their products and their services. What’s important for a homeowner is to do some research prior to making a final decision. This is especially important if spray foam insulation is involved – it’s highly specialized and requires a good deal of industry experience. Continue reading

Upgrading Home Insulation Can Make a Big Difference

Upgrading existing insulation in a residential home will dramatically decrease energy usage, and noticeably reduce utility bills. Today, one of the better options is spray foam insulation – a high performance product that delivers more benefits than comparable insulation products. Spray foam is a premium application, but with long-term results that make the initial investment well worthwhile. With a professional installation, the spray foam option makes it possible to focus on the areas of the home that are most vulnerable to energy loss. In this way, the primary sources of energy waste can be fully addressed, and going forward, other areas of the home can be tackled.    Continue reading

Elastochem Specialty Chemicals Inc.

by Rick Bartel – Branch Manager – GNI Essex

Did you know that Elastochem specialty chemicals is the only Canadian owned & operated spray foam manufacturer?  Established in 1987 by the DiLoreto family in Brantford, ON, Elastochem prides itself on being the manufacturer of high quality polyurethane and epoxy based coatings, foams, sealants, adhesives, and primers.  With over 10 years in the residential spray foam business, Elastochem has a network of certified installers coast to coast and GNI is proud to offer their products locally to you. Continue reading

Exterior Insulation In Residential Homes

The basics of insulation dictate that heat will flow from a warm area to a cool area. In wintertime, heat will flow from the warm indoors to the cold outdoors – and that happens through exterior walls of the home. On the flipside, in summertime, outdoor heat will flow into the home. Exterior walls can actually account for 20% of heat transfer in a typical house. And if that sounds like a lot, it is – it translates into wasted energy, wasted heating and cooling, and wasted money.  Continue reading