(NC) – While an estimated 2.1 million households across 10 Canadian cities said they renovated their home last year, according to the Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation, many people have chosen to delay any form of home improvement because of the perceived high cost. However, if you’re worried that you might not have the budget for any additional renovations, think again. There are plenty of affordable ways to upgrade your home for additional comfort and space that will help you make long –term future savings.
“Finishing your basement, for example, can help you take advantage of unused space to make your home more enjoyable in the winter,” says David Flood, insulation expert at Owens Corning. “Making sure you meet the recommended standard of basement insulation will also make your home more energy-efficient and help save money.”
It certainly doesn’t have to cost a bundle. Keep in mind the optimal ways to make the most of your renovation project to help make sure that finishing your basement can fit into any budget. Owens Corning recommends the PINK™ thermal way for optimal warmth and moisture resistance by installing 2” INSULPINK® insulation panels and a layer of R-14 PINK FIBERGLAS® insulation batts to meet the recommended standard, which will help you save* on energy costs.
And Owens Corning’s PINK™ FIBERGLAS® insulation batts are energy efficient and made in Canada with over 70*** per cent recycled content, the highest in the industry, helping to divert waste from landfills while you renovate for comfort and savings. Finishing your basement walls with insulation will make your home more energy efficient and is third party certified by GREENGUARD for indoor air quality.
Stop worrying about budgets and start thinking about savings. Federal and provincial governments, as well as some energy utilities, offer funding for homeowners who complete energy-efficient renovations.
More information on grants and incentives can be found online at www.showmethegreen.ca.
More information about how to insulate is available at www.owenscorning.ca.
*Savings vary depending on the original amount of insulation in your home, climate, house size, air leaks and personal energy use and living habits.
*** Over 70%* recycled content, based on the average recycled glass content in all Owens Corning fiberglass batts, rolls and unbonded loosefill insulation manufactured in Canada. The colour PINK is a registered trademark of Owens Corning ©2010 Owens Corning. All Rights Reserved.