Soffit

Material forming a ceiling from the top of an exterior house wall to the outer edge of the roof, i.e., bridging the gap between a home’s siding and the roofline, otherwise known as the eaves. When so constructed, the soffit material is typically screwed or nailed to rafters known as lookout rafters or lookouts for short.

Vapor Barrier

A plastic membrane that resists diffusion of moisture through wall, ceiling and floor assemblies of buildings.

Climate Pro

Johns Manville blow-in, loose-fill fiber glass insulation is designed for open attics and hard-to-reach locations like corners, nooks and crannies. It is noncorrosive and noncombustible. Climate Pro® insulation is for professionals using large truck-mounted high volume production blowing wool machines.

Cellulose Insulation

Recycled paper coupled with a fire retardant installed in a very similar fashion as loose-fill fiberglass. Has been on the market longer that loose-fill Fiberglass but due to the reduced material costs is no longer a benefit versus.

Loose-fill Fiberglass Insulation

Formaldehyde free Fiberglass insulation that is mulched in a hopper and blown through a house into the attic. It is a cost effective alternative to Batt insulation and is used in the wide majority of attic insulation projects in Alberta. IDEAL proudly installs Climate Pro by Johns Manville in the majority of our installations.

Weather Stripping

Weather stripping should be installed at the base of the Attic access hatch. It helps prevent air movement in an area that can be repeatedly opened and closed. If your attic hatch is not sealed with the aid of weather stripping it can lead to excess moist air escaping into the attic space.

What is an Ice Dam?

Air Chute

Styrofoam baffle used as an retrofit product where cardboard insulation stops are not in place. The air chute is mounted to the underside of the roof deck from within the attic. It allows fresh air to carry in from the soffits and over the attic insulation.

air chute, soffit ventilation

styrofoam air chute used in place of cardboard stop

Non IC Rated Pot Light

Non-IC rated pot light housings are used in the same situations as the IC rated housings, only they require that there be no contact with insulation and at least 3 in (7.6 cm) spacing from insulation.

IC Rated Pot Light

IC or “insulation contact” rated refers to the housing, or the fixture itself that is installed inside the ceiling and contains the lamp holder. IC housings must be installed wherever insulation will be in direct contact with the housing. If installing spray foam insulation the foam must remain a minimum of 1.5? away. Our process is to cover the pot light with fiberglass batts and spray foam over top.