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Spray Foam: Open-Cell vs. Closed-Cell

Spray Foam: Open-Cell vs. Closed-Cell

Spray Foam: Open-Cell vs. Closed-Cell       Spray foam insulation is well-known for its ability to provide superior thermal control in both residential and commercial settings. It can be used as a continuous exterior insulation solution, as well as in wall cavities and attics. Understanding the distinctions between open and closed cell spray foam […]

Blanket and Batt Insulation Basics

Blanket and Batt Insulation Basics

Blanket and Batt Insulation       Fiberglass, cotton, and mineral wool batts provide good, basic insulation. Standard construction techniques are compatible with pre-cut components. Compression does not hinder performance as much as popularly believed, but it does necessitate extra attention when fitting around pipes and wiring.       When a “building envelope” is […]

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Basics

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Basics

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Basics Whether you’re retrofitting an existing home or creating a new one, insulation is an important consideration; and spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation is among the best ways to increase energy efficiency and improve comfort. There are various aspects to consider when deciding the type of spray foam insulation to utilize […]

Attic Insulation Basics

Attic Insulation Basics

Attic Insulation Basics Attic Insulation In comparison to the rest of the building envelope, attic spaces have more complicated heat and mass transport. Due to complex geometries, multi-layered material components, non-linear material properties, and geographic locations, the thermal energy evolution of these unique spaces is further complicated. The quantity of thermal energy transported through the […]

Why Spray Foam?

Why Spray Foam?

Why spray foam? spray foam        Refractory foam spray is the same as fireproof polyurethane foam that has high fire resistance. In addition to being a good insulator against fire, this foam also works well against heat transfer and noise pollution and prevents the passage of these items. However, if you want to […]

What is Vapour Barrier?

What is Vapour Barrier?

What is Vapour Barrier? vapour barrier        Vapour barrier or moisture insulations are materials or systems that sufficiently reduce the transfer and penetration of water vapour or moisture from one environment to another and if Properly covered, they will withstand plenty of adverse conditions. Vapour and moisture in the air can accumulate under […]

It’s Winter Time- Why Is My House So Cold?

It’s Winter Time- Why Is My House So Cold?

It’s Winter Time- Why Is My House So Cold? It’s Winter Time- Why Is My House So Cold? As a homeowner, you might notice that your house is freezing when winter comes. No, it is probably not because someone is tampering with the thermostat! It is actually because your house is not insulated properly! Why […]

What is R-Value & How Does It Affect My Comfort?

What is R-Value & How Does It Affect My Comfort?

What is R-Value & How Does It Affect My Comfort? What is R-Value & How Does It Affect My Comfort? With insulation comes R-values, or resistance values, which simply is used to measure how effective the insulation is resisting heat flow. These values fluctuate based on the geographic regions. Different insulation materials have different thicknesses […]

How Do I Know When to Replace My Insulation?

How Do I Know When to Replace My Insulation?

How Do I Know When to Replace My Insulation? How Do I Know When to Replace My Insulation? Insulation is often underestimated or overlooked by homeowners because it’s hidden in the walls, attic, or crawl spaces. When you bought your home, most likely, there was insulation already installed, so homeowners don’t pay much attention to […]

10 Ways To Save Energy In Your Home Today!

10 Ways To Save Energy In Your Home Today!

10 Ways To Save Energy In Your Home Today! 10 Ways To Save Energy In Your Home Today! Do you like saving money on your heating and cooling costs? Guess what, you’re in luck! Pro Insulation Contracting is here to make you aware, as a homeowner, of different ways to save energy in your home […]

Which Insulation Is Best Suited for My Home- Spray Foam, Cellulose, or Fiberglass?

Which Insulation Is Best Suited for My Home- Spray Foam, Cellulose, or Fiberglass?

Common Attic Insulation Problems and How to Solve Them Which Insulation Is Best Suited for My Home- Spray Foam, Cellulose, or Fiberglass? Now that you have the first step out of the way, knowing that your home needs insulation, here comes the tough part – do you use spray foam, cellulose, or fiberglass? Choosing the […]

The Importance of Insulation & Energy Efficiency For Homeowners

The Importance of Insulation & Energy Efficiency For Homeowners

The Importance of Insulation & Energy Efficiency For Homeowners The Importance of Insulation & Energy Efficiency For Homeowners Before we dive into insulation advantages and energy efficiency, let’s begin with what insulation is, and how it protects your home! What is insulation? Acting as a barrier to heat gain and loss, insulation is the most […]

Insulation 101: Home Energy Makeover

Insulation 101: Home Energy Makeover

Insulation 101: Home Energy Makeover Insulation 101: Home Energy Makeover Annually, the average homeowner spends $2,234 on electricity, water, and gas. While there are extreme solutions to improving your home efficiency, there are also simple improvements one can make to reduce monthly expenses. Not only are you adding long-term value to your home, but you […]

Common Attic Insulation Problems and How to Solve Them

Common Attic Insulation Problems and How to Solve Them

Common Attic Insulation Problems and How to Solve Them What is Attic Insulation? When you hear the world “insulation”, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps, it’s the pink, cotton-candy material. On average, many homeowners know what insulation looks like; however, they are not familiar with the purpose of insulation and the […]