Insulation & Air Sealing

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Fact Sheet

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Insulation and a tight exterior seal are two of the most important components of a home's protection against outside conditions. The better the performance of these two components, the better the health and comfort of the occupants and the more energy efficient the structure.

Insulation is defined as any material that resists the transfer of heat and is measured by a numerical R-value. Download this fact sheet to learn about all aspects of insulation and air sealing such as:

  • Insulation and R-value
  • Insulating priorities base on climate
  • Ensuring correct installation
  • Ensuring air tightness and fresh-air ventilation
  • Insulation materials and forms
  • Energy savings and cleaner air
  • Typical recycled content
  • Long-term durability

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