Building Science

Cementitious Fireproofing

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on September 30, 2019

What is fireproofing? Fireproofing is now a requirement for multi-family properties and commercial buildings. Even in cases where the building is built from metal, fireproofing should not be ignored. It will keep you safe in case of fire and it serves as a coat to prevent electrical circuits from...

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The Importance of Insulation R Values

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on June 30, 2019

In this article, we are going to talk about the importance of R value. You may not be familiar with the topic so let's start with some basics first. What Is Insulation? Insulation is an important factor that makes your home comfortable and energy efficient. Insulation is also called the...

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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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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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