Energy conservation cellulose vs fiberglass

The Colorado Study Scientists, engineers, and contractors have realized for many years that the most commonly-used building insulation material isn’t really the best insulator. Now this “conventional wisdom” of energy conservation has been confirmed and quantified through scientific studies at one of the world’s leading research universities. Energy shoot-out at the CU corral In December […]

Basic Principles of Insulation

INTRODUCTION The obligation to insulate a house or a building has become an indisputable reality. The energy crisis has put the costs of oil, gas and electricity so high that a good insulation will bring significant economies. It pays to insulate. Sufficient insulation, properly installed, is still one of the most cost-effective ways available to […]

Cool Roofs for Hot Climates

If you have hot summers, now is also the time to think about changing the color and reflectivity of your roof. A dark roof can get up to 180°F on a sunny, windless day. A white roof or roof coating will reflect more of the sun’s heat so that your attic and your house stay […]

The burning question

The truth about cellulose insulation & fire Why, with all the truly flammable materials found in a typical home, is the safety of the one wood-based construction product that is always manufactured to be fire retardant so frequently questioned? Possibly it is because the makers of other products find it extremely difficult to compete with […]

What a cool roof can do for your home or building

Cool roof projects use less energy, are cooler and more pleasant for occupants. What a cool roof can do for the environment… Products that earn the ENERGY STAR can help prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Waterproofing – Dangers of a Leaky Roof

A leaky roof can cause extensive damage to your building and can put your family and workers safety and health at risk. It is therefore critical to waterproof your roof. Here are a few examples of the dangers of not waterproofing your roof : If you have a leaky roof, contact the professionals at Comfort Living. We will provide […]

Waterproofing – Causes of a Leaky Roof

The saying “ nothing lasts forever ” also rings true for your roof! Your roof is the most important source of protection for your home or office and a leaky roof is not just a nuisance it can also put your family or workers at risk. Not waterproofing your roof can cause more damage. Here are a few causes […]

Ways to Reduce Mould Allergies

Track the Numbers If you’re allergic to mould, you may feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. Mould thrives in so many places, indoors and out. But you can take steps to limit your exposure. Pay attention to outdoor spore levels. When they’re high, don’t spend as much time outside. The National Allergy Bureau sends […]

Ceiling Insulation – Keeping you warm during the cold winter!

It pays to insulate. Sufficient insulation , properly installed, is still one of the most cost-effective ways available to reduce energy consumption, control rising electricity costs and provide a comfortable living environment all year long. It is a simple installation procedure. The purpose of insulation is basically twofold; it must KEEP THE HEAT INSIDE throughout the winter and KEEP THE HEAT OUT during […]

Insulate your ceiling and save money

If you are like most homeowners, you are always on the look out for new ways to decrease your energy consumption and save money in the process. Unless your ceiling is properly insulated , you will lose a lot of air that is inside your home, which will increase your heating and cooling costs. Looking at insulation as an […]