Insulation / Guides

Roof assemblies - new construction

Mineral wool insulation in roofs

Watch more videos Our Demo House roof is a 2/12 pitch insulated to R95 with Roxul mineral wool batts. R95 far exceeds the most rigorous Canadian building codes...

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Balanced insulation levels in a home
Efficient home design

Balanced insulation: putting it where it does the most good

...insulation requirements of building codes might save you money not only in the future, but immediately . The purchase and installation of greater levels of insu...

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R values and insulation performance
Efficient home design

Understanding thermal performance

...insulation. This well-known effect is caused by gasses from the manufacturing process slowly diffusing out of the insulation as it ages, and is commonly capture...

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Insulation and soundproofing

Insulating below slab-on-grade floors

...insulation can be very quick if not instantaneous, as added material costs are offset by money saved monthly on heating. The insulation we used here is Roc...

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Installing soundproofing batts in interior partition walls
Insulation and soundproofing

Soundproofing interior walls-video

The key to building smaller homes which don't sacrifice quality of life is ensuring that they are designed to make the best use of their space no matter how li...

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Insulation and soundproofing

Hemp insulation in Canada

...insulation manufactured in Canada! Nature Fibres is a young company based in the town of Asbestos, Quebec, which began manufacturing hemp insulation in the...

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Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...insulation techniques listed here are designed to offer the most sensible and durable options for interior insulation, exterior insulation, or ideally, a combin...

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Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...insulation can be a superior product to commonly used batt insulation, but somehow it has developed a bad reputation in Canada. Cellulose Fibre Insulation (CFI)...

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Roxul mineral wool batt insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications

...insulation: Rock wool rigid board insulation © Ecohome Recycled Content : there is a minimum of 75% industrial waste in stone wool insulation, o...

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Energy modeling simulation of heat loss through thermal bridging
Efficient home design

What is a thermal bridge and why is it so important to break it?

...insulation. You may lose a couple of inches of interior space, but that space would be more comfortable and you will get a much better return on your insulation...

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Concept, design and architecture

Building science made easy - video

...insulation is installed outside of that. Stud cavities are still insulated with batts, but the majority of insulation is on the outside of the sheathing, t...

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