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Homeowners and businesses throughout the Durham Region have long relied upon the expertise of Durham Insulation. From the installation of spray foam insulation to batt and blown insulation to mould and insulation removal services, we focus on providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers save money on their monthly energy bills. 

On this page, you’ll find several informative insulation blog topics. Should you not find the specific topic you’d like more information about listed below, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Remember, we also provide free estimates for all your residential and commercial insulation needs in Oshawa and surrounding areas!

  • spray foam insulation installation
    Spray Foam Insulation Vs. Blown Insulation

    Replacing insulation isn't a home repair job that's on most people's minds, but there are a few signs that might suggest that it's time to get it replaced. 

    A few of those signs include higher than normal energy bills, indoor drafts and animal infestation. There's also the risk of potentially harmful insulation installation in homes built before the 1990s. 

    But which type of insulation should you replace it with? 

    Some of the best types of insulation on the market today are spray foam and blown insulation. 

    Keep reading to learn the difference and why it's safer to use professional insulation services.


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    How Often Does Insulation Need to Be Replaced?

    Why is the bathroom so hot when the bedroom is so cold? And where is that draft coming from?

    If you've noticed signs like these, it's possible you need insulation replacement. But don't worry. We're going to show you how you can find out for sure if your insulation is causing you problems.

    Specifically, we'll teach you the signs to watch out for, the average lifespans of insulation materials, and the causes of insulation degradation. All you need to know about insulation replacement is here in this guide. Read on to learn more.


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  • old insulation
    Should Old Insulation Be Removed Before Installing New Insulation?

    Insulation helps keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient. But many homes have an inadequate amount of insulation.

    If you are considering adding new insulation to your basement, crawl space, or another area of your home, you may be wondering if it's necessary to remove old insulation. In most cases, the answer is “no,” since the existing insulation provides an added layer of protection.

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    Signs Your Home is Poorly Insulated

    Around 63% of the energy bill for homes in the Durham Region goes toward heating. That's because winter in southern Ontario hits sub-zero with alternating snow and rain.  If your home has poor insulation in the walls, you'll feel like you're outside instead of inside.

    There are a few red flags in your house that mean the insulation needs replacement. A high energy bill is one of the signs your home is poorly insulated. 

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    The Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation for Your Oshawa Home or Business

    When you’re looking to insulate your home or business, there are a lot of things to consider, including cost, efficiency, durability and energy savings. Spray foam insulation is one of the most popular choices among customers at Durham Insulation. But why choose it over other forms of insulation? Here are some key reasons.

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  • Couples saving money
    Save Big with Rebates Available from GreenOn

    If you haven’t heard of it, GreenOn is a not-for-profit provincial agency that helps everyone in Ontario contribute to our common goal of becoming more environmentally friendly and meet our provincial emissions reduction targets. Funded through Ontario’s carbon market, GreenOn sponsors programs that everyone in Ontario should be taking advantage of. By updating your property, you can help the planet while saving money in the long run!

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    5 Signs Your Home Insulation Needs Replacing

    Insulation plays a crucial role in the energy efficiency of a home by acting as a barrier between the exterior and the interior. Quality insulation keeps a home comfortable and makes it possible to trap cooled or heated air inside. Without proper insulation, more than half of the heating and cooling energy used in a home would simply escape through the roof, walls, or crawlspace. As an insulation company providing spray foam insulation in Bowmanville, the team at Durham Insulation believes that it's important for homeowners to be familiar with the signs that their insulation needs replacing.

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  • Mould remediation in Bowmanville
    Key Components of Mould Infestation and Remediation

    Not all mould is visible. Often it hides in attics and behind walls but once you’ve identified it in your home, it’s important to take immediate action. Mould spreads quickly and can penetrate deeply into surfaces, making it progressively more difficult to get rid of the longer it’s left untreated.

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  • Ice damming in Bowmanville
    5 Common Ice Damming Myths

    When snow starts to melt on your roof but then refreezes elsewhere on the surface, an ice dam forms. When melting commences again, the moisture collects under the ice dam and then has the potential to seep underneath the protective outer-layer of your roof. The worst-case scenario involves this water then penetrating the interior layers of your home. The central offender in ice damming? Uneven heating of the roof’s surface. This is why ice dams most commonly form at the edges of roofs and form those picturesque but less-than-ideal icicles. While most of us are well-versed to ice damming in Bowmanville and the potential hazards, many myths about their nature and how to deal with them prevail. Here are some of the more common ones.


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    3 Types of Insulation Used by Our Insulation Company in Oshawa

    Considering getting services from an insulation company in Oshawa or throughout the GTA for your home? Whether you’re in need of a complete insulation solution or are simply looking to add on to what already exists in your home, you have options. These are the most commonly used types of insulation and their attributes.

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  • Save money with blown insulation in Whitby
    How You Can Save Money on Heating with Blown Insulation in Whitby & Bowmanville

    Year after year, Ontarians spend a significant amount of money on heating their homes. And if you heat with electricity, your heating costs have gone up by more than 15 percent over the last year. Yet many homes lose heat through their roofs due to inadequate blown insulation in Whitby. While edifices in warmer climates can get away with insulation at an R-value of 38, us lucky folks living in the Great White North require R-49 to achieve adequate protection from our extreme winter temperatures.

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