Insulating for Sound

WHY INSULATE FOR SOUND IN YOUR HOME? Today’s lifestyle is often a loud one. Modern appliances and amenities coupled with today’s high ceilings, hardwood floors, and air tight structures help create beautiful indoor environments, but also contribute to noise levels that impact a family’s quality of life. Improving your home’s acoustic comfort with acoustic or

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Preventing Ice Dams

The Role of Insulation and Air Sealing in Preventing Ice Dams Do you see icicles dangling from your home’s roof or gutters? This could be a sign of a potentially costly problem. If you live in an area that experiences significant snowfall and cold temperatures, your home is a candidate for forming ice dams. What

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Insulating for Comfort

We all want a comfortable, cozy home. A comfortable home is one that consistently stays at a comfortable temperature throughout the day without any drafts. Many of us have experienced a room that’s too cold in the winter or too warm in the summer, and you avoid spending time in it. Insulating all exterior walls,

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Insulating for Value and Savings

How Can Insulation Help You Save Money? Adding insulation is one of the most cost effective ways to save on energy costs. According to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), a well-insulated and air-sealed home “sometimes pays for itself in less than a year and continues to payback for the life of the house.” Your savings potential

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Financial Incentives for Insulation

Canadian governments, utilities and even banks across all provinces offer financial help for homeowners, business owners and industry to increase energy efficiency. The challenge is finding the details. It’s not that easy to see what’s available where you live, when the programs are active, and how to apply for grants and assistance. In this 2

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Study of Under-Insulated Houses

A study commissioned by NAIMA Canada has revealed that Canadians could save hundreds of dollars per year on energy bills by simply retrofitting their homes with better insulation. The study, using data collected by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), set out to establish how many homes in Canada are under-insulated and to estimate, both regionally and

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High Performing Building Envelopes Reduce Heating Bills

Condensation around windows, drafts and cold floors are often warning signs that you’re paying too much to heat your home. This winter many Canadians plan to spend an increased amount of time indoors, NAIMA Canada would like to remind homeowners that the most effective home protection from winter is a tight building envelope. “An under-performing building

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Insulation: The invisible Sound-proof Investment

Choosing the right insulation product for your home can have a significant financial impact on your seasonal heating bill. Additionally, it also offers significant gains in occupant comfort and indoor air quality. By taking steps to ensure your building envelope is optimally insulated, you are creating an environment that offers lifestyle and health benefits for

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