Many of us have homes that were built in the days when the cost of energy was relatively low and builders didn’t put a high priority on insulation, especially in the walls. Today, we’re feeling the pinch of high energy costs. And we know that 35% to 45% of the heat that leaves the home does so through the walls.
Many of the homes built up to 1980 have double brick walls with no insulation or a 2 x 4 frame with thin fiberglass batts and quite often no vapour barrier at all. Turn of the century homes were built with balloon frame walls with a 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 empty cavity inside.
The good news is that there is a simple and affordable way to insulate your walls that can cut heating costs up to 50%.
Depending on the structure of your walls, foamed-in air krete® insulation can be installed from the outside or the inside of your home using a hassle-free retrofit process that involves drilling a few small holes in the wall. The work can be done in less than a day with little disruption or mess. Compare that to other insulation processes that require the complete removal of walls and days with a work crew in your home.