After down payments and mortgage rates, one of the greatest costs for Canadian homebuyers is heating. When cold weather strikes, the heating bills can add up quickly, putting financial strain on homeowners. However, there is a simple and affordable way to cut down on this expense: insulation. Not only does insulation help keep a home warm during winter, it also helps keep it cool during the warmer months. Additionally, insulation is a more environmentally-friendly solution than using energy to heat or cool a property. Best of all, it allows homeowners to spend less money on utilities.
What is insulation?
Insulation can be made out of various materials, but is most commonly composed of either fiberglass, mineral wool, cotton, cellulose fiber, mineral fiber or some combination thereof. This material is placed within the spaces between walls, attics, crawl spaces, ceilings, basements and garages in order to seal in air and keep the elements out. Continue reading