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9 energy renovation grants

9 energy renovation grants

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by François Morissette

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. Your house begins to get old. But with today’s real estate market, moving out isn’t an option. No problem. The federal government, […] Continued

Symptoms and Causes of Fogging in Windows.

Symptoms and Causes of Fogging in Windows.

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by François Morissette

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. In Quebec, we are lucky to have four seasons. But the changes of seasons can bring certain inconveniences such as fogging in […] Continued

Greener houses: grants to improve the energetic efficiency.

Greener houses: grants to improve the energetic efficiency.

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by Jocelyn St-Pierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. Does your house need a little love? You could be eligible for a grant of up to 5600$ to improve your house’s […] Continued

6 Benefits of Having a Well-Insulated Home

6 Benefits of Having a Well-Insulated Home

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by Jocelyn St-Pierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. When we think of insulation, we often think of an expense while it’s more of an investment. Did you know that heating […] Continued

Insulation of Thermal Bridges: Guarantee of Energy Savings and Comfort. -What Is a Thermal Bridge?

Insulation of Thermal Bridges: Guarantee of Energy Savings and Comfort.  -What Is a Thermal Bridge?

This article was originally published on July 1, 2022 by Marcel Lapierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. Often due to design errors (or aging construction), thermal bridges significantly affect the energy efficiency of a home by causing significant heat […] Continued

Eliminating cold and dampness in a crawl space

Eliminating cold and dampness in a crawl space

This article was originally published on August 31, 2017 by Marcel Lapierre

A crawl space, which in earlier years took the form of a dirt cellar, is a volume of air between the earth and a house’s main floor whose purpose is to keep the floor of the building raised up off of the ground and away from moisture. Today, builders generally raise a home’s main floor anywhere from a few centimetres (at least 20 cm) to as high as 1.8 metres off of the ground. To comply with the Building Code, a crawl space may not have an access door with stairs (although one without stairs is acceptable), hold any type of combustion appliance or be used as a bedroom or office. Continued

How to Prepare the Exterior of Your House for Winter?

How to Prepare the Exterior of Your House for Winter?

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by Jocelyn St-Pierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. That’s it, you’ve rounded up the things to do inside your home before winter. Congratulations, you will definitely save energy. It’s now […] Continued

5 Common Problems in The House During Winter

5 Common Problems in The House During Winter

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by Jocelyn St-Pierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. First snow is coming, and so do the winter pleasure. Skate, skiing, snow shoe walks and the fireplace. But the cold and […] Continued

Basement slab insulation: for greater energy efficiency

Basement slab insulation: for greater energy efficiency

This article was originally published on June 6, 2016 by Marcel Lapierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. Who hasn’t at some point noticed a damp smell when going downstairs to their basement? While this appears to happen to many […] Continued

The Ecological Benefits of Quality Insulation

The Ecological Benefits of Quality Insulation

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by Marcel Lapierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. Over the past twenty years, the environment has become a major issue for Quebecers. So today, the ecological quality of our homes […] Continued

Basement renovation: insulation best practices

Basement renovation: insulation best practices

This article was originally published on August 27, 2017 by Jocelyn St-Pierre

In comparison to today’s standards, the basement insulation in homes built between the 1950s and 1980s was generally inadequate. The practice in those years of insulating using pieces of 1” white styrofoam or fibreglass batts (with a vapour barrier of questionable effectiveness) is known to create moisture problems that can, in turn, lead to air quality issues due to the development of mould. Continued

Airtightness problems: does your house breathe?

Airtightness problems: does your house breathe?

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by François Morissette

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. Like you, your house has basic needs like keeping warm and breathing. But there are myths regarding insulation. Some people are under […] Continued

Heat Insulation: Get Superior Summer Comfort in 3 Steps

Heat Insulation: Get Superior Summer Comfort in 3 Steps

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by Jocelyn St-Pierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. It is well known that effective insulation provides a barrier against winter cold and moisture. But did you know that a well-insulated […] Continued

Adding cellulose to a 1970s attic to achieve a maximum R‑value

Adding cellulose to a 1970s attic to achieve a maximum R‑value

This article was originally published on August 31, 2017 by Pierre Boucher

Homes built in the 1970s and 80s and insulated to the standards of their time (R‑12 versus today’s R‑41) are energy-hungry beasts. Weak insulation points in houses from that era include the roof (attic), which is responsible for numerous uncontrolled air leaks causing significant heat loss. Continued

Soundproofing: best practices for winning the war against noise

Soundproofing: best practices for winning the war against noise

This article was originally published on January 17, 2017 by Marcel Lapierre

Whether you live in a triplex or a single-family home, you may often be bothered by noise coming from upstairs or downstairs or through the walls. From the sound of a chair on a floor to music being played too loudly, annoying noises heard through floors and walls due to poor acoustic insulation can disrupt your peace of mind and, in some cases, become a daily nightmare. Continued

Insulating a Cathedral Roof From the 1960s and 1970s: Effective Solutions to Increase Comfort

Insulating a Cathedral Roof From the 1960s and 1970s: Effective Solutions to Increase Comfort

This article was originally published on July 1, 2022 by Jocelyn St-Pierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. Having gained popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, the cathedral roof (or cathedral ceiling) certainly offers the advantage of maximizing interior space, […] Continued

Spray urethane foam: the benefits of high-performance thermal insulation

Spray urethane foam: the benefits of high-performance thermal insulation

This article was originally published on August 27, 2017 by Marcel Lapierre

If you’re having a new home built and the time has come to choose insulation, or if you’re considering renovations to improve your home’s thermal insulation, you are most likely looking for an insulation material that offers proven performance as well as excellent value for your money. Continued

Heat Loss in The House: The Simple Solution Is in the Attic.

Heat Loss in The House: The Simple Solution Is in the Attic.

This article was originally published on July 1, 2022 by Jocelyn St-Pierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. The attic, unlike what you see in the movies, is not a room filled with period treasures worth a smallfortune. Rather, it […] Continued

Insulation of a Veranda or Solarium Floor With Urethane

Insulation of a Veranda or Solarium Floor With Urethane

This article was originally published on July 1, 2022 by Marcel Lapierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. Autumn is now well established and the freshness of your veranda reminds you of the huge heating bills from the previous winters? […] Continued

Polyurethane: 80 Years of Proven Use

Polyurethane: 80 Years of Proven Use

This article was originally published on July 1, 2022 by Pierre Boucher

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. If you were under the impression that polyurethane (also called “urethane”) was developed in recent years, due to its cutting-edge properties and […] Continued

The Evolution of Insulation Materials From Yesterday to Today

The Evolution of Insulation Materials From Yesterday to Today

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by François Morissette

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. THE HISTORY OF INSULATION MATERIALS Our houses have never been so well insulated, but it hasn’t always been this way. How did […] Continued

How to Insulate Your Cottage for Winter?

How to Insulate Your Cottage for Winter?

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by Jocelyn St-Pierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. 5 ELEMENTS TO CONSIDER FOR INSULATING YOUR COTTAGE FOR WINTER You’ve had a heavy heart for years when it comes time to […] Continued

Rénoclimat: Generous Subsidy for Green Renovations

Rénoclimat: Generous Subsidy for Green Renovations

This article was originally published on July 1, 2022 by François Morissette

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. Work is needed in your home and you’re looking for a way to reduce the bill for your renovations without cutting corners? […] Continued

Residential Insulation: Deconstructing 5 Tenacious Myths

Residential Insulation: Deconstructing 5 Tenacious Myths

This article was originally published on July 2, 2022 by Pierre Boucher

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. Popular beliefs conveyed about residential insulation can often turn out to be false or misleading. Since energy is more and more expensive, […] Continued

The Importance of Getting Your House Airtight

The Importance of Getting Your House Airtight

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by François Morissette

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. You probably heard about the concept of getting a building’s envelope airtight. But do you really know why it’s important to get […] Continued

8 Tips For a Successful Insulation Project

8 Tips For a Successful Insulation Project

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by Pierre Boucher

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. You’re planning on renovating? Why not take the opportunity to redo your insulation? But in order to realise a durable and efficient […] Continued

Radon Insulation: 6 steps to Effective and Lasting Protection

Radon Insulation: 6 steps to Effective and Lasting Protection

This article was originally published on July 1, 2022 by Marcel Lapierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. RADON: A HIGHLY HARMFUL UNDERGROUND GAS A radioactive gas of natural origin responsible for many lung cancers, radon is a silent killer […] Continued

All There Is to Know About the Vapour Barrier

All There Is to Know About the Vapour Barrier

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by Pierre Boucher

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. The vapour barrier is one of the building’s envelope misunderstood elements. What’s its use? Which materials can be used as vapour barrier? […] Continued

How to Properly Manage Humidity in the House?

How to Properly Manage Humidity in the House?

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by François Morissette

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. Is your house comfortable? In order to optimize your comfort, get a hygrometer to verify the relative humidity level. During winter, because […] Continued

Overcoming Mildew and Dampness Problems in the House

Overcoming Mildew and Dampness Problems in the House

This article was originally published on July 1, 2022 by Pierre Boucher

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. If there’s one thing you never want in your home, it’s mildew. Made up of microscopic fungi whose spores can cause serious […] Continued

HFOs: New Nature Friendly Blowing Agents

HFOs: New Nature Friendly Blowing Agents

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by Marcel Lapierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. A greener future is around the corner in the construction field. Construction professionals who are environment-friendly now have a new ecological alternative […] Continued

The Different Types of Foundations for Your House

The Different Types of Foundations for Your House

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by Jocelyn St-Pierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. When time to build a house comes, a ton of decisions must be made. One of the most important ones is to […] Continued

Insulating the Flat Roof of a Duplex/Triplex: Easier Than It Seems!

Insulating the Flat Roof of a Duplex/Triplex: Easier Than It Seems!

This article was originally published on July 1, 2022 by Marcel Lapierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. IS YOUR FLAT ROOF WELL INSULATED? Are you planning to redo your duplex roof in part or in whole? Your triplex will […] Continued

Choosing the Right Insulation for the Right Part of the House

Choosing the Right Insulation for the Right Part of the House

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by Marcel Lapierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. How to Choose the Right Insulation? That’s it, after years of thinking about it, you finally decided to fix your insulation problems […] Continued

Poor Home Insulation: How to Make Your Own Diagnosis?

Poor Home Insulation: How to Make Your Own Diagnosis?

This article was originally published on July 1, 2022 by Pierre Boucher

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. If you believe that your home insulation is deficient, you can confirm or refute your suspicions quite easily by taking note of […] Continued

Warning: Beware of Fraudulent Insulation Companies

Warning: Beware of Fraudulent Insulation Companies

This article was originally published on July 1, 2022 by Marcel Lapierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. No one is safe from the fraudulent schemes of a dishonest company. In construction and renovation, as in many other fields, some […] Continued

Why is Ventilating the Attic Essential?

Why is Ventilating the Attic Essential?

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by François Morissette

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. The Importance of Ventilating the Attic Did you know that your house breathes? In order to maintain the air that’s in the […] Continued

How to Prepare the Interior of Your House for Winter?

How to Prepare the Interior of Your House for Winter?

This article was originally published on May 17, 2022 by Jocelyn St-Pierre

Take advantage of a 7% discount on cellulose and 5% on spray foam if your work is carried out before August 31, 2022. *Maximum discount of $250.00. Applicable to residential building owners only. The cocooning season begins with the arrival of colder days. You stock up canned vegetables you prepared, and the house smells like […] Continued