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3 Ways Good Insulation Can Save You Money

By Green Insulation Group | March 28, 2023

Does your house always feel chilly in winter, even when you know your heater is going? Do you feel cold air drafts around doors and windows? If so, there’s a good chance that your home is not properly insulated. While you may not be able to see the leaks poor insulation can cause by just…

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The Many Benefits of Green Insulation

By Green Insulation Group | March 24, 2023

The green movement has been growing steadily over the past decades. More and more people—and businesses—are taking steps to conserve and preserve valuable natural resources, and with good reason. Every year, new and innovative options for green living are becoming available. In the world of construction, we’re also seeing a sea change, and are happy…

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Key Benefits of Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Insulation

By Green Insulation Group | March 14, 2023

Are you considering using green insulation in building or renovating a residential or commercial property? If so, that’s great! There are now several types of green insulation to choose from. Extruded Polystyrene, or XPS, is one of the most popular. There are many benefits to this amazing new material. XPS (extruded polystyrene) insulation offers several…

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Advantages of Thermal Insulation Below Grade

By Green Insulation Group | March 7, 2023

Design professionals are leaving no part of the building envelope to chance in the quest for more energy efficient buildings, Walls and roofs have been obvious thermal performance areas of concern. Now, below-grade foundation walls and floor slabs have been targeted and have proven to provide significant energy savings. Insulating below-grade foundations, crawlspaces, and under…

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Pros and Cons of EPS and XPS

By Green Insulation Group | March 1, 2023

EPS (expanded polystyrene) and XPS (extruded polystyrene) are two common types of rigid foam insulation used in building construction. Both materials are made from polystyrene and have similar physical properties, but there are some differences in how they are manufactured and their performance characteristics. EPS is commonly used as insulation in walls, roofs, and foundations…

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Polyiso Insulation for Below-Grade Applications on Walls and Under Slabs

By Green Insulation Group | February 23, 2023

Below-grade insulation needs to provide thermal protection and moisture resistance for building foundations and basements. Below-grade insulation materials must be able to withstand the harsh environment of the soil, resist moisture and prevent heat loss. Suitably faced polyiso panels meet the challenges of the below-grade environment: High R-value for thermal resistance Continuous insulation when suitably…

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R-value Alone Does Not Measure Insulation Effectiveness

By Green Insulation Group | February 16, 2023

R-value is a measure of resistance to heat flow through a given thickness of material. In theory, the higher the R-value, the greater that resistance. That’s fine as far as it goes. Unfortunately, R-Value has taken hold in the consumer’s mind as a universal method for comparing insulation – the higher the R-Value, the better…

Extruded Polystyrene – XPS

Everything you need to know about Extruded Polystyrene Insulation – XPS

By Green Insulation Group | February 7, 2023

What is extruded polystyrene insulation made of? Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) is a type of foam insulation material made from polystyrene beads that are melted and extruded into board-like form. XPS is known for its high insulation value, durability, and moisture resistance, making it a popular choice for use in construction and building insulation. XPS is…

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Polyiso Insulation

By Green Insulation Group | January 24, 2023

Polyiso is one of the nation’s most widely used and cost-effective insulation products and has been cited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its responsible impact on the environment. Polyiso is a closed-cell, rigid foam board insulation.  Because of its high thermal performance in the home building market, it is the product of choice…