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British Columbia Insulation Types and Basic Information

Some types of insulation require professional installation, and others you can install yourself. You should consider the several forms of insulation available, their R-values, and the thickness needed. The type of insulation you use will be determined by the nature of the spaces in the house that you plan to insulate. For example, since you cannot conveniently "pour" insulation into an overhead space, blankets, spray-foam, board products, or reflective systems are used between the joists of an unfinished basement ceiling. The most economical way to fill closed cavities in finished walls is with blown-in insulation applied with pneumatic equipment or with sprayed-in-place foam insulation.

The different forms of insulation can be used together. For example, you can add batt or roll insulation over loose-fill insulation, or vice-versa. Usually, material of higher density (weight per unit volume) should not be placed on top of lower density insulation that is easily compressed. Doing so will reduce the thickness of the material underneath and thereby lower its R-value. There is one exception to this general rule: When attic temperatures drop below 0°F, some low-density, fiberglass, loose-fill insulation installations may allow air to circulate between the top of your ceiling and the attic, decreasing the effectiveness of the insulation. You can eliminate this air circulation by covering the low-density, loose-fill insulation with a blanket insulation product or with a higher density loose-fill insulation.

Check with your building code officials for the proper insulation permitted in the British Columbia province area.

According to several major websites who post information on insulation

"Heat energy can be transferred by conduction, convection, radiation. Thermal insulation prevents heat from escaping a container or from entering a container. The flow of heat can be reduced by heat transfer and is dependent on the physical properties of the material employed."

So any insulation is good, especially if you do not have enough.

Types of insulation available in Canada per Canada Building Codes

We install many types of insulation such as Blown in insulation (cellulose), spray foam insulation, wet spray insulation, fiberglass batt insulation, injection foam insulation, reflective insulation and rigid insulation.

We can seal windows and doors with caulk, foam, and a variety of air and vapor barriers such as tyvek.

We provide insulation contractors in Canadian Provinces like British Columbia including:


Vancouver Insulation
Courtenay Insulation
Chilliwack Insulation
Victoria Insulation
Kelowna Insulation
Abbotsford Insulation
Prince George Insulation
Kamloops Insulation
Vernon Insulation
Nanaimo Insulation

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