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How to Insulate Your Garage for Winter

When planning projects to do around your house to get ready for the long winter to come, remember to include your garage. This often overlooked area is one of the main sources of heat loss in your home. 662 more words


The Envelope

The most important thing about a Passive House is the envelope: the foundation, walls and roof. And in these sections, you can see what we are going for. 435 more words

Passive House

EnerSpan M-24: Boosting your R-value with premium insulation

EnerSpan M-24: Boosting your R-value with premium insulation

EnerSpan™ M-24 insulation is manufactured using Neopor® provided by BASF, a graphite-enhanced (silver-gray in color) raw material,  that reduces radiation heat transfer resulting in higher thermal resistance (R-value) compared to standard CAN/ULC-S701, Type 2 EPS insulation therefore making it a premium product. 199 more words


Today's Window Word: Insulated Glass

Insulated Glass (IG): Glazing comprised of two or more glass panes separated by a hermetically sealed airspace; heat transmission through this type of glass may be as low as half that without such an air space. 87 more words


R-Value and Underlayment Insulation

Making sure your flooring is well insulated is a significant part of any renovation process. Basements in particular are vulnerable to heat loss and can cost the homeowner money better spent elsewhere. 347 more words

Basement Renovation

Doors and Windows

The homes are starting to take shape with all the windows and doors installed and the roof shingled.  Installed are Triple-glazed Low-E, argon filled windows with a very low U-factor  – all our windows are .25 or lower.  93 more words


Plasti-Fab Solutions Home: Exterior Sheathing Insulation

written by Melissa Carruthers
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People are continually looking at different ways to increase their energy efficiency and decrease their energy costs. 604 more words