Building Science


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...


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...


How Important is Attic Insulation?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on July 25, 2018

Your attic is one of the key places to add new insulation to your home - the importance of attic insulation is so great that simply adding or updating your insulation can help you save hundreds to thousands of dollars a year on your heating and cooling bills. We often explain the importance of attic...


How to Achieve Airtightness in Your Building in Toronto?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on July 19, 2018

There is growing awareness about the importance of airtightness in your building - you may have heard it talked about on your favourite home reno TV show or read about it on the internet. Airtightness in your building may not seem like a big concern - air enters and exits our buildings all the time,...


Difference Between Air Barrier vs. Vapour Barrier

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on June 21, 2018

One of the most confusing things to homeowners (and even some builders!) is the difference between an air barrier and vapour barrier. Knowing where and when to use them and how to install and maintain an air barrier and vapour barrier in your home for the best energy efficient results, material...

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