Insulating Your House
Your house, and family, health is dependent on how well “dressed” your home is. The key is to seal, insulate and ventilate appropriately!
Underneath the exterior material of your home (be it brick or siding), there is an air barrier, insulation and a vapor barrier. These three items of protection work together to keep moisture and wind away from damaging the house structure, and help in maintaining indoor temperature and comfort. If any of these measures are ineffective, problems can occur.
In Cold Weather:
- Walls & Floors Cold to the touch
- High Heating Costs
- Uneven Building heating Levels
- Mold Growing on Walls & Windows
In Hot Weather
- Hot, Uncomfortable Inside Air
- High Cooling Costs
- Air Conditioning System Ineffective
- Mold Growing in Basement
Effectiveness of insulating materials is categorized by R-values (metric equivalent is RSI-values). The higher the R- or RSI-value, the more resistant the material is to the movement of heat. All insulation products in Canada are marked with this value, and Provincial building codes specify value minimums for new construction, based on application.
In addition to knowing the correct building code applications for the area, House Smart Home Improvements is experienced in recommending and installing insulation in such a way as to achieve maximum energy efficiency. Elements such as compression, air circulation, and air movement are all factors in maintaining or reducing the R- or RSI-value of the insulation.
We Specialize in Replacement Vinyl Windows and Doors, energy-efficient furnace installations, heat pumps, air conditioning, draft proofing and thermostats; including lifetime guarantees.
We Install Energy Star Vinyl Windows and Doors. ENERGY STAR® vinyl windows are certified by an independent agency for quality and energy performance.
These energy efficient “low-emissivity” vinyl replacement windows can reduce condensation and outside noise, reduce heating costs, protect from sun damage and fading, and increase comfort by regulating temperature in hot and cold seasons.
They are an excellent long-term investment in comfort and value for your family and your home.
There are a wide variety of styles to choose from; single hung, double hung, sliders, casement, tilt and turn, bay windows and awnings. House Smart installs top quality vinyl replacement windows that will look good, inhibit condensation and mould, increase security, and cut heat loss…saving you money.
House Smart Home Improvements Surrey BC will provide your home with energy efficient “ENERGY STAR® vinyl replacement windows and doors, energy efficient furnaces, draft proofing and programmable thermostats. We will give you peace of mind with our Lifetime Warranty.
We Offer Free In-Home Consultations!
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House Smart Home Improvements are Experienced Professionals with an A+ Rating with The Better Business Bureau. When it’s time to replace your Windows, Doors or Furnaces and Heat Pumps, or to Install Insulation, and other Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades, give us a call @ 604-585-2020.
Areas of Service Include:
Vancouver, Surrey, South Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Coquitlam, Delta, Richmond, Ladner, Tsawwassen, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, New Westminster, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Aldergrove, and more.
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Our in-home consultants will show you how to improve the comfort of your home and cut down on heating and cooling costs, while ensuring adequate ventilation for a healthy indoor environment for your family.