As builders and contractors seek more ways to create quality air and thermal barriers in their building envelopes, it has become increasingly clear that in order to successfully accomplish this, the right insulation material must be chosen from the start of the process. The expectation of your chosen insulation is that it not allow airflow … Read more Wind Washing and It’s Deadly Effects.
Do you consider that you have a sustainable house? We have all heard about sustainable houses, those made of straw bales and other types of renewable materials. We have heard of house structures made with metal frames that are not renewable and also contribute to our global warming crises. (Which unfortunately politicians around the world … Read more What Makes a Sustainable House.
There is one big fact is that you can’t accomplish the kind of energy efficiency you would like by simply adding more insulation. You need an air barrier to stop uncontrolled air leakage. Over 30-40 percent of the cost of heating and cooling a building is lost to uncontrolled air leakage. As well as costing … Read more Why Just Adding More Insulation is not Enough!
The reasons for installing ceiling insulation are widespread. With this sort of insulation there are several reasons why you would want this depending on the building type and roof construction. For example if you live in a multistory apartment building you may need to install ceiling sound insulation to reduce the amount of noise coming … Read more What about Ceiling Insulation?
The heading “Green Home Green Planet” is not what you think, a bash about environmental responsibility, although it comes naturally when considering insulating your home. Just think of the direct benefits of doing this (Reduced costs and more comfort) and that you are indirectly reducing the affect on the planet. Did you know that there … Read more Green Home Green Planet
Did you know that spray foam is not only a good insulator but is also a good sound proofing and acoustic insulation material. It is able to be used for other purposes such as protecting your home against pests. In comparison to other insulators, spray foam is one of the most efficient acoustic barriers for … Read more Acoustic Insulation Using Spray Foam
With today’s emphasis on saving energy (which includes saving of money) why don’t more people think about insulating underfloor. Insulation has become foremost in our minds. Even if we are just interested in saving money or increasing our comfort we can contribute to reducing carbon emissions into our atmosphere as well. In this article we … Read more Is Insulating Underfloor a Good Thing?
There are many reasons why one should think about storage tank insulation. Storage tank insulation is effective in keeping heat in, heat out, cold in or cold out. It also helps to keep the contents at a constant temperature when the process warrants its. This is especially important with wine contained in wine vats where … Read more Saving Energy with Effective Storage Tank Insulation.
You may have come across these two terms, open cell foam and closed cell foam whilst researching spray foam insulation and wondered. what is the difference and when should I use one over the other? First lets start with an explanation of the structure of both. Open cell foam Insulation. You probable are already aware … Read more Open Cell vs Closed Cell Foam Insulation