Most homes lose 50% of their hot or cold air through leaks caused by poor insulation. During the winter, the warm air you paid to heat escapes only to be replaced by cold air from outside. In fact, enough air leaks in a single day to fill two Goodyear blimps!
Studies show that as much as 50% of a home’s energy loss is caused by air passing through walls, windows, and doorways.
This leakage results in greater energy demand and higher utility bills. This problem is not exclusive to older homes—even new construction, if it relies on traditional insulation, will produce significant energy loss and give you higher utility bills.
Common Areas of Energy Loss
The most easily detected spots of energy loss are around the doors and windows when cold air seeps into a warm home. Less obvious areas of leakage are also active, and a home with conventional insulation will lose air through:
- Doors and Windows
- The Attic and Headers
- The Crawl Space
- Exterior Walls
- A Basement
- Porch overhangs
- Above Garage Rooms
The Benefits of using Arctic Shield Insulation
Buildings insulated with Arctic Shield insulation typically increase energy efficiency by as much as 50%.
Our Spray Foam insulation is also a great natural sound barrier, reducing the transfer of noise from outside the home and between rooms.
- Costs the same as other forms of insulation
- Reduces your energy costs resulting in further savings
- Keeps your family safe from harmful chemicals
- Prevents airborne pollutants and pollen from entering your home
- Protects the environment
The IIS Canada Advantage
You can call on IIS Canada to apply Arctic Shield and spray foam insulation to your current home or new construction project. As professional insulators, we are licensed under the SPF Quality Assurance Program and currently service customers all throughout BC and Alberta with our head office in Calgary.