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Roofing Contractors Can Provide Homeowners Energy-Saving Retrofits with CertainTeed’s InsulSafe® XC Fibre Glass Blowing Insulation


Stop warm air and energy dollars leaking through the roof with CertainTeed

(Mississauga, ON) – CertainTeed Insulation Group Canada helps contractors boost their bottom line by enabling them to offer homeowners a way to save money and energy with InsulSafe XC, fibreglass blown-in insulation used as a thermal and acoustical insulator in residential and commercial construction.

According to CMHC, heating accounts for over 60 percent of Canadian residential energy use. Additionally, houses built between the 1950s and 1980s use 25 percent more energy than those built after 2010. With rising energy costs and colder winters, it is no surprise that Canadians have made it a priority to ensure that their homes are airtight and better insulated.

“Insufficient insulation in the attic is one of the biggest causes of energy loss in a home,” says Damon Bennett, well-known home renovation expert and media personality. “I see the damage that ice-dams and ice accumulation cause along the eaves of a house due to heat loss. I tell my clients that this escape of heat through the roof can be slowed significantly by adding insulation to the attic space. This simple retrofit can help a homeowner save from 10 percent to 25 percent* on their monthly heating bill.”

InsulSafe XC insulation is super-expanding, requiring fewer bags than other competitive products to achieve the same R-Value. The InsulSafe-Canada System is comprised of fibreglass blown-in insulation and the portable pneumatic machine used to install it. InsulSafe XC insulation is typically installed by roofing contractors and renovators.

InsulSafe XC is noncombustible, non-corrosive and odor free. In addition, the product will not settle, contains no chemicals to cause mildew and fungus growth, contains no formaldehyde or asbestos, and will not rot, decay or absorb moisture.

CertainTeed also makes Sustainable Insulation. This popular product is available in batts made with recycled, renewable organic content. It is formaldehyde-free and contains no harsh acrylics, dyes or unnecessary chemicals. No additional maintenance is required and lasts for the life of the residence.

CertainTeed fibreglass insulation products are GREENGUARD Gold Certified for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage.

*Savings Vary. Higher R-values mean greater insulating power. Find out more at

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, and celebrating its 350th anniversary, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For seven consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2015 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2014.