Building Science

How The Right Control Layers Make an Efficient Home?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on May 31, 2018

This week in our series on building sciences and home anatomy we’re going to be talking about control layers and how they can affect your indoor environment and home’s permeability. Control layers are an important part of your home’s system; depending on the age and what...


The Importance of the Building Envelope

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on May 16, 2018

In the last article in our building sciences series, we talked about the Ontario Building Code - this time, we’re going to cover the building envelope and what it is, why it’s important, and how it’s applied in your home. Simply put, the building envelope is the materials used...


What are Ontario Building Code Requirements for Insulation?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on April 30, 2018

Many homes in the GTA were built long before Ontario building code requirements for insulation were available or before builders truly understood how ventilation and other factors affect the efficacy of your insulation. Today we’re going to help you understand the Ontario building code...


Which Type of Insulation is Best for Your Home?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on April 11, 2018

Continuing our series on the science of home building and insulation, today we’re going to talk about the type of insulation that may be best for your home. At EcoStar, we know that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when looking at the range of options available - which type of insulation...


How Can Insulation Prevent Heat Loss?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on March 27, 2018

Adding new insulation to your home can help it be more comfortable, maintain a stable temperature, and save you money on your monthly heating and cooling bills - but how is it that insulation prevents heat loss? All homes experience heat loss in some capacity, but understanding how heat transfer,...

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