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Closed cell spray foam insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on September 10, 2021

Closed cell foam, 2-pound foam, or medium density foam - Is a popular insulation method suitable for retrofits, renovations, and new builds. The application also serves as an air and vapor barrier. It is one of the most efficient insulating methods commercially available and has an R Value 6 per...

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Why are my electric bills so high in the summer?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on August 30, 2021

There are several reasons why this summer you might be experiencing higher than usual electric bills. And they have to do with the functionality of your AC unit; there might be a sufficient amount of insulation, and/or your doors and windows need to be draft-proof. Either way, one of these...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on June 10, 2021

In this article, you will learn the fundamentals as well as advanced topics that concern spray foam insulation. Why do you need to know them? Well, it is good to learn more about the best insulation method on the market. Indeed, spray foam is a winning product. As part of your building, the material...

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Spray foam insulation tips in 2021

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on May 30, 2021

In this article, we will take a look at some of the most important spray foam insulation tips in 2021 to help homeowners, as well as insulation crews, make better decisions. Learn everything you need to know as a homeowner about the benefits of spray foam insulation and what are the reasons that it...

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Blown-in Insulation vs Spray Foam

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on May 20, 2021

Living in a cold area can sometimes become frustrating and tiring. Thanks to the insulation, we get to have our houses and workspaces cozier and warmer. Home insulation is of utmost importance when it comes to improving comfort and energy efficiency. It is due to these reasons, we as homeowners...

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Fire Rated Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on May 10, 2021

Fire Rated Spray foam insulation is one of the best insulation methods to improve your home’s energy efficiency while preserving a safe and healthy life. In fact, spray foam can reduce your monthly energy bills by up to 40%. Well, what about its fire proof properties? Is fire rated spray foam...

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Should I Spray Foam my Whole House?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on April 30, 2021

There is no such thing as too much insulation. It all depends on your budget and the goal you have towards achieving the best energy efficient results. To us, the ideal use of insulation is a satisfactory point that is achieved by using the highest amount of material with the given budget. By...

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Does spray foam insulation lose R-value?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on April 20, 2021

If you made it up here means you are looking to find out if spray foam insulation loses its R-Value. Being straightforward with you fellow Ontarian homeowners, the answer is no. Spray foam insulation does not lose its R-value. Rest assured as the material is considered to be one of the most...

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Home Insulation in Ontario – 5 Tips Homeowners Should Know

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on February 28, 2021

As a homeowner, all you want is a cozier living space for you and your family. Sometimes it might get a bit annoying dealing with home renovations and fixes as they seem to never come to an end. It doesn’t necessarily have to be that hard, especially if you get some advice from experienced...

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Spray Foam Insulation Cost 2021

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on February 20, 2021

If you made it up here, means you have heard about the multiple benefits of Spray Foam Insulation, and want to know if is it really worth it paying the top dollar for a home upgrade of this caliber. Well, if you ask us, we fully recommend Spray Foam insulation as the best solution for an...

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Improve your Home's Energy Efficiency

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on February 10, 2021

Home energy efficiency improvement is a stepping stone and a fundamental necessity that enriches the well-being of homeowners. By constantly improving your home’s energy efficiency you are not only cutting down costs by the reduction of energy bills but also increasing the quality of...

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Home Insulation in Ontario 101

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on January 20, 2021

A well-insulated living space is of the utmost importance when it comes to home upgrades. If you think your monthly utility bills are higher than expected, or if you are facing a problem with leakages and pests – a good layer of insulation is the solution to your problems.    ...

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Home windows and garage door insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on January 10, 2021

Garage door insulation    If your attached garage has an uninsulated garage door, it’s costing you money in both summer and winter. Temperature fluctuations which more likely happen in garage spaces, cause a loss of energy used from HVAC systems to heat or cool air indoors....

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Fiberglass Insulation vs Cellulose Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on October 15, 2020

Upgrade your home. Home insulation is utmost importance when it comes to energy saving. With the proper design and install of an insulation system, need for energy will be reduced, resulting in lower bills. The best insulation systems such Spray Foam, Fiberglass and Cellulose can reduce your...

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The Benefits of Roofing Spray Foam

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on September 15, 2020

Spray Polyurethane Foam is a liquid material which can be applied over existing roofs to create and extend into a foam layer. The application of spray foam and coating is a quick process and can be applied with usually no interruption to the daily routine of the facility. Roofing spray foam is...

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What Does R40 Insulation Mean?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on July 15, 2020

What is R-value? R-value is a measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material, that means the higher the R-value, the greater the insulating effectiveness. R-value also depends on the type of insulation, its density, and its thickness. There are some insulation types...

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Climate Change Action Plan in Ontario 2020

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on June 15, 2020

What is climate change? Climate change is a change in the pattern of weather and related changes in land surfaces, oceans and ice sheets, occurring over decades or longer. Climate change is a change in the statistical properties which include averages, variability and extremes. Climate change may...

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How R-value affects comfort?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on May 15, 2020

Your heating and cooling system is the most important instrument to give your home a cozy lived-in air, but insulation is another factor to make your home comfortable. Along with insulation comes R-value which should be appropriate for your geographical area. Insulation R-values are used to indicate...

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Commercial Insulation Contractor

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on April 30, 2020

EcoStar Insulation has been providing professional insulation services for commercial buildings since 2008. Our company’s mission has always been providing affordable insulation solutions for every customer. We have developed a scope of work which distinguishes us from our competitors. Our...

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Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on April 15, 2020

A lot of people are tempted by the cost and benefits of using spray foam insulation for their properties. Once you know the benefits of spray foam insulation, you cannot overlook it. One of the greatest features of spray foam insulation is that it’s ideal for old and new homes because it...

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Beyond 2020 Building

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on February 28, 2020

This blog is part four of the  "2020 Green Building Movement Ontario” series. Canada’s Building Solution to Climate Change. Imagine if every new house in Canada was so efficient that it could produce power and heat itself. A cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gas...

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Ontario Home Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on December 15, 2019

Adding home insulation in Ontario is more than necessary but quality insulation, just like most things, may come at a cost. Through experience we can say that most homeowners tend to choose quality products when investing in their buildings. Between various home insulation choices, you will find...

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Eco-Friendly Insulation Benefits

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on October 15, 2019

Starting with the basics - What is insulation? Insulation is the kind of material used to insulate something, especially a building. Basically, insulation is material used that reduces heat loss or heat gain by providing a barrier between the inside of your home and the significantly different...

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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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What Material To Use When Insulating The Basement

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on June 14, 2019

Do you think insulating your basement will make it a more useful space? Most property owners choose to insulate their properties to make them a more comfortable place to spend time on. If you want your basement to be a better place for your kids to play, a comfortable work out area,...

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Radon Protection | Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on April 15, 2019

What Is Radon? Radon is a radioactive gas created when uranium separates in the bedrock, soil, and groundwater. It is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of radioactive Uranium found in our soil. Radon is estimated to cause up to 16,000 lung cancer deaths each...

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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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How to Fight Climate Change and Save Money?

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on February 06, 2018

Combatting climate change can seem like an impossible task for the average homeowner. However, with the GreenON insulation rebates offered by the Ontario government, your home can help you make your mark in the fight against global warming. The GreenOn Rebate Can Help You Save Money Altruism...

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EcoStar and the Home Energy Loan Program

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on January 11, 2018

If you’ve been considering renovations or retrofits to improve your home’s energy efficiency, the home energy loan program (HELP) offered by the City of Toronto can help offset the costs of major home improvements. Upgrading your home to be more energy efficient can have a huge effect on...

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An Insulated House is not just for Winter

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on March 16, 2017

For most people, the idea of insulation is to keep the home warm in the winter. But the actual concept of insulation is to slow down the movement of warm air between two spaces. Which means that it’s just as important in summer as it is in winter. Insulation, in whatever product form it comes,...

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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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The Advantages of Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Ecostar Insulation on August 25, 2016

For the professionals, Spray Foam Insulation is considered to be the best product on the market today. When it’s properly installed, SFI is a total “insulation system”, providing more benefits in one installation than anything comparable. One application of SFI delivers superb...

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