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27-Nov-2017

Can You Have Too Much Insulation?

Insulating your home or business is a vital way to ensure energy efficiency. Without proper insulation, your property would be too warm in the summer and too cold in the winter. To a certain degree, insulation can also serve as a buffer against noises both inside and outside of a building.

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27-Oct-2017

The Perils of Do-It-Yourself: Leave Home Insulation to the Experts

Numerous home projects can be done well by enthusiastic homeowners. With the right tools and knowhow, you might clean your own gutters, apply a stain to your deck, or paint an accent wall in a vibrant hue. However, some jobs should only be performed by skilled, dependable professionals.
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18-Oct-2017

What Happens When Insulation Gets Wet?

Plentiful rain is what makes our area of Canada so plush and beautiful in spring and summer. The winter wonderland is just as beautiful too. However, with all the rain, melting snow and ice come a few key concerns. For starters, too much moisture inside your property can affect your paint, carpeting, and even the insulation inside your home.
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18-Oct-2017

Commercial Insulation versus Home Insulation: Is There a Difference?

Whether you need to add new home insulation, or you are considering revamping the insulation at your place of business, doing some research ahead of time can save you plenty of headaches.
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27-Sep-2017

Understanding how Heat Loss occurs in Homes

Heat loss in your home can cost you a significant amount of money in energy bills. Regardless of how effective your HVAC system is, your home will still lose heat if it is not properly insulated.
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27-Sep-2017

Differences between Attic and Roof Insulation

Having your home insulated is an important aspect of energy efficiency. Depending on your circumstances, you might have your home insulated in a few different ways. If you plan to occupy the attic, then you would need attic insulation. If the attic will be used only for storage, then roof insulation may be appropriate.
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21-Aug-2017

Is Your House Under Insulated? Here’s What You Need To Know

As professionals in quality spray foam and blown-in insulation service, insulation removal, and fireproofing services, Reitzel Insulation often get asked a host of different insulation questions like how much insulation is needed, or on the flip side, how do you know if your business or home is under insulated?
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10-Aug-2017

The Effects of Insulation on Air Conditioning

Comfort is becoming a commodity – paying for heat and air conditioning through your utilities – subject to the whims of stock market traders. Today’s consumers – home, commercial, and industrial property owners – need to be vigilant and intelligent about the decisions or investments they make to their property, which has also been commodified recently, to take full advantage of the opportunity while protecting themselves from increasing commodity prices. What many consumers forget, or don’t know or understand in the first place, is the value that insulation brings to the equation – both in terms of comfort and long term energy savings.
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03-Aug-2017

The History of Insulation

Reitzel Insulation are experienced insulation contractors GTA with a 40 year history of offering quality spray foam and blown-in insulation service, insulation removal, and fireproofing services. No matter what type of insulation project you have in mind, Reitzel Insulation has the expertise to handle it.

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21-Jul-2017

What Causes Black Spots on Insulation?

Experts suggest doing an annual home inspection for routine changes and maintenance because with Ontario’s continually changing weather, your home is at risk from a multitude of factors.
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13-Jul-2017

5 Signs you should replace your Insulation

Canadians have a saying, if you’re cold, put on a sweater. It’s a simple solution to living in a colder climate, but what if it’s your home that’s cold? In that case that ‘sweater’ may mean more insulation. In this new era of home improvements and ‘staycations’, creating a comfortable, and cozy, home is atop every homeowners lists while improving your home’s energy efficiency is the added bonus we all want.
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10-Jul-2017

Insulation & the Open Concept Home

Modern home designs are increasingly utilizing the “open concept floor plan” that has the kitchen, living room, and dining areas as one large room. This design allows people in the various living spaces to interact freely.
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27-Jun-2017

The Importance of a Properly Insulated Garage

Canadian’s love affair with big ticket items, like cars and homes, can indicate many things like wealth or debt and regardless of what side of that equation you’re on, you still need to take care of your stuff. That means having a garage, attached or detached, to protect your car.
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12-Jun-2017

Can Updating Your Insulation Increase Your Home’s Property Value?

There are a number of improvements you can make to your home that will increase its value. Is updating your insulation one of them? While any improvement to heat and energy efficiency should theoretically increase the market price of your home, research indicates you won’t see any notable return on investment, at least not on your home’s value. It will almost certainly make it more marketable, and if you have an inadequate amount of insulation it’s sure to be noted on the home inspection.
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25-May-2017

How a Pipe Leak can Damage your Insulation and other Areas of your Home

Water damage to your home from water could be more costly than you think – there’s finding the source of the leak, repairs to the source and the damage it caused, as well as the cost to your family’s health from infections and respiratory ailments stemming from molds if not repaired and cleaned properly.
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27-Apr-2015

Eliminating Heat Loss in Your Home

Although you can never completely stop heat from escaping your house, homes with quality insulation are significantly more efficient. If you are considering upgrading your home’s insulation, find out what the benefits are, what constitutes as high-quality insulation, and signs your house is suffering major heat loss.
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10-Apr-2015

What Makes Good Insulation? How to Understand R-Values

If your home doesn't have proper insulation, your house will feel more dank and drafty than warm and comfortable. The question then is: how do you choose the best insulation?
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27-Mar-2015

Benefits of Spray Foam

When you’re building or restoring a home, you may think that the most important decisions are things like flooring and paint selections. But one factor that can make a huge difference in your home’s value is what kind of insulation you use.
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13-Mar-2015

The Importance of Insulation for Your Renovation

Many homeowners don’t realize how much improper insulation is costing them. But cost is only one of the many reasons why you should update your home’s insulation.
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27-Feb-2015

In Your Neighbourhood: Reitzel Insulation

Are you throwing money away each month in high heating and cooling costs? Insulation can work wonders in your home or business. When you're thinking of insulating your property, consider Reitzel Insulation.
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27-Feb-2015

Reitzel Insulation - A successful KW family business

Reitzel Insulation has been operating in KW and Toronto for 38 years. We invite you to learn more about our products and services.
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14-Nov-2014

Eight Steps to a More Energy-Efficient Home

While cooling, heating, lighting, and power certainly come with a price, saving money on your monthly energy bill might not be as difficult as you think. Follow these eight easy steps to start cutting costs and saving energy.
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07-Nov-2014

The Use of Thermal Imaging for Insulation

All around us, every day and in every way, technology pervades our lives. Why? Presumably, it adds to our enjoyment of life by making things better or easier. In the case of insulation, it has definitely made things better.
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31-Oct-2014

How to Decide if an Old House Needs Insulation

Aside from the cosmetic undertaking, there may be many structural and mechanical deficiencies which you will want to address. One such item which should be considered at the top of the list is insulation.
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28-Jul-2014

Safe Spray Foam Insulation

How do I know that polyurethane spray foam insulation is safe for my home?
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02-May-2014

Improve Your Insulation in Toronto with This Tip!

You can always check for window cracks, air leaks, water damage, and deficiencies in your insulation in order to improve your home's insulation.
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02-May-2014

9 Different Toronto Insulation Materials that Will Keep Your Home Warm

Most energy inefficiency is due to poor insulation, which is easily fixed. Here's how to increase your efficiency and start saving money on your utility bills.
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02-May-2014

Reduce Energy Costs: Identify Problems with Your Insulation in Toronto

Is your gas or electric bill abnormally high compared to your neighbours? There may be several reasons why you are using more energy, but one of the main culprits is poor insulation.
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