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The Difference Between Open-Cell and Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on December 21, 2016

For commercial use or residential, Spray Foam Insulation is available as open-cell or closed-cell. Each is typically installed in a specific application, and with the professional recommendation of an expert installer. It’s not a hard and fast rule, but the closed-cell foam is often used as...

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How to Significantly Lower Energy Bills This Winter

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on December 12, 2016

The formula is simple - the more a homeowner is willing to spend on energy upgrades, the better the cost savings. Of course, this applies to both summer and winter, even though heating bills in Canada’s extreme winter can be more substantial than summer cooling. From air sealing, to...

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Spray Foam Insulation - Probably the Best Insulation Product on the Market

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on November 15, 2016

Depending on the age of your home, it’s likely been insulated with fiberglass batts, a very popular product over the years. And while winters are kept pretty warm, these types of insulation are not efficient. The problem is that the home is not totally air-sealed. In fact, in the typical...

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The Importance of Basement Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on October 24, 2016

Insulating a basement might seem obvious to a North American homeowner, but the importance of the effort is often underestimated. Simply put, basement insulation is as crucial and essential as any other part of the house. For insulation professionals, the ideal is to insulate a home from top to...

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What Exactly is R-Value and Why is it So Important?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on September 14, 2016

On a more technical level, R-Value measures resistance to heat flow through a given material. For an average homeowner, it translates into a simpler equation – the higher the R-Value rating, the greater the resistance to any heat flow. But this is only part of the explanation, since there are...

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