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Can Attic Insulation Help with Your Home’s AC Efficiency?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on October 12, 2018

Adding new insulation to your home can have a ton of great advantages, but while adding new insulation in the basement or walls is great, attic insulation helps with your home’s AC efficiency and has the biggest cumulative and long term effect when it’s installed up top. Adding to your...

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Is a Higher or Lower R Value Better for Energy Efficiency?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on September 20, 2018

One of the most confusing terms when it comes to home insulation is R Value and whether a higher or lower R Value is better. R value can make a huge difference when it comes to your home’s energy efficiency for many reasons. Today on the blog we’re going to explain R Values and whether a...

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External Insulation Air Barrier Systems in Toronto

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on August 29, 2018

Today we’re going to cover external insulation air barrier systems, one of the elements that makes a building sciences approach to home improvement a success. We’ve covered various related topics on the blog already (such as our article on control layers), but we think that both external...

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The Detrimental Effects Of Poor Insulation Installation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on August 25, 2018

Heat, air, and moisture flow through our homes regardless of insulation, barrier layers and the best knowledge in building sciences. What creates detrimental effects, however, is not the lack of materials, but poor installation of those materials, and few things can be more harmful to indoor comfort...

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How Insulation Acts as an All-in-One Barrier

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on August 24, 2018

There are a number of different ways contemporary construction and building sciences help to keep the interior of your home comfortable all year round, and one is by utilizing the ability of insulation as an all in 1 barrier. Every home has a number of different control layers that help to prevent...

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