Every house has them: areas that are difficult to insulate. Architectural design, framing details, framing actuality, workmanship can all lead to a convergence that creates difficult spaces for contractors to insulate. Another common occurrence is the intersection of different building … Continue reading
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Entries by Colin
The Energy Efficiency Alberta Rebate was announced on April 18th and is designed to help Albertan’s improve their home’s energy efficiency through improvements in insulation. As a leading residential insulation contractor in Alberta IDEAL Insulation & Roofing is proud to … Continue reading →
This past winter was one of the worst for condensation issues in Calgary’s attics. The prolonged, deep cold spells exposed issues that caused extensive damage and frustration to homeowners and contractors alike. IDEAL was called to dozens of projects each month … Continue reading →
One of the challenges of repairing Attic insulation is properly identifying the scope of work. Attics are out of sight and hence out of mind. Quite often our customers are not aware of the issues present as so few homeowners … Continue reading →
Calgary has seen some severe Attic rain episodes this Winter. IDEAL has been called to dozens of homes that are experiencing water damage in their Attics, ceiling Drywall and in extreme cases water “raining” into their living spaces. We’ve talked … Continue reading →
IDEAL has been working with the Better Business Bureau for decades. They do a terrific job of identifying credible companies as well as supporting consumers with legitimate concerns. The BBB recently shared this FAQ sheet on how to hire a … Continue reading →
Last month Calgary experienced a significant cold spell where temperatures dipped below -10C for almost 3 weeks. Cold snaps like this expose moisture issues in attics as the prolonged cold leads to the development of frost. A healthy home in … Continue reading →
IDEAL has been working to develop our thermal fireproofing services. Recently we completed a project where the metal exterior walls of a warehouse/workshop were fireproofed using Hibar cementious fibre.
The Alberta Government has established a new Energy Efficiency Alberta Agency that will administer & incentivize Albertan’s to invest in upgrading their home’s energy efficiency. Here’s a snippet of their press release. You can read the entire post here. “”Energy … Continue reading →
There are 2 different methods to roof valleys: open vs. closed. What are the differences? Are there advantages to either application? Open valleys refer to trimming back the shingles along the valley metal, hence exposing the flashing and allow water … Continue reading →