More Than Ice Cubes on the Eaves – A Wall of Ice!
Saturday morning: You step outside, the air is fresh; you're getting ready to shovel the walkway. Then you look up only to see long stalactites lined up along the eaves, forming a wall of ice! A visit to your attic might be necessary. But if you're like most people, you rarely go there at all, and even less to verify if it is properly insulated or ventilated.Continued
R-Value – More Than Just Efficiency!
The R-value and its metric equivalent, the RSI value (Resistance System International - RSI = R x 0.176), are used to rate the effectiveness of insulation materials. The higher the R or RSI value, the better a material resists to temperature variations. (Insulation products sold in Canada bear both R and RSI values.)Continued
Insulation: More Than an Option – A Legal Obligation
A new thermal insulation standard, adopted by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ), has been in force since August 30, 2012. It is aimed at fostering energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). For example, envelopes of new buildings must now be covered seamlessly – either from the outside, from the inside or a combination of both – with insulation materials that have a value of R-4.Continued
More Than a Bridge – A link to Heat Transfer!
A thermal bridge is a connection between two walls that allows heat to flow through. Often, thermal bridges are located in hard-to-reach areas, resulting in an insulation breach that causes significant heat loss.Continued
Mould: More Than a Cosmetic Problem – A Health Hazard!
"Mould" refers to microscopic fungi, usually black or white, that is sometimes found on food and moist surfaces.Continued