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Insulation

November 5, 2018
Basement foundations are common in North America

Residential Foundation Insulation

Homes being constructed today are more energy-efficient than those built even just a few years ago, primarily due to significant improvements in building products and techniques, as well as the development of high-performance heating and cooling systems and other appliances. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors believes that the benefits of foundation insulation are often overlooked nationwide. Heat loss from an uninsulated, conditioned basement may […]
October 22, 2018
Winterizing your home is one of the best ways to prevent damages

Home Winterization

Winterization is the process of preparing a home for the harsh conditions of winter. It is usually performed in the fall before the snow and excessive cold have arrived. Winterization protects against damage due to bursting water pipes, and from heat loss due to openings in the building envelope. Plumbing System Water damage caused by bursting pipes during cold weather can be devastating. A ruptured pipe […]
August 13, 2018
Fiberglass insulation panels

Fiberglass Insulation: History, Hazards and Alternatives

Fiberglass is a type of fiber primarily composed of glass that is used in a wide variety of applications and is predominantly employed as a residential and commercial thermal insulator. Fiberglass is also used to create products as varied as automobile bodies, boat hulls, arrows, roofing, shower curtains, and tent poles. As an insulator, it slows the spread of heat, cold, and sound in structures, cars, […]