NorthStar Fireproofing and Insulation
Concrete insulation is a high-efficiency solution that provides a remarkably resilient form of thermal protection. In addition to providing unparalleled thermal protection, concrete insulation structures serve as an excellent sealant, protecting homes and businesses alike from outside containments. R-value is a form of measurement used in the insulation industry to explain the ability of materials to slow heat flow. Concrete insulation has a very high static R-value, rated in the high teens to low 20s. Thermal mass refers to how well a home can stabilize the internal temperature regardless of fluctuations in external temperatures. Concrete insulation cores provide homes with higher levels of thermal mass.
Air tightness is the final measurement of exemplary insulation. When a building is properly insulated, it is typically the result of insulation that has a high R-value, excellent thermal mass capabilities, and minimal air infiltration. Air tightness determines how well sealed a structure operates. If you’re looking to make a shift in insulation from more traditional methods to concrete, contact Northstar and one of our highly trained insulation specialists will be happy to provide more information about concrete insulation forms.
Concrete core structures meet the requirements to achieve the highest levels of insulation. In addition to significantly reducing the need for replacement, concrete insulation also provides unmatched structural integrity. The strength of concrete serves to protect building occupants from disasters likes typhoons, hurricanes, and tornados.
The service was excellent. The real test came over the winter—the upper floor and attic stopped losing heat for the first time in years just Northstar promised. It was professionally done and we have no complaints about the service or quality.
I wanted to give a special thanks to Fernando and the guys for clean, fast work. Communication was always good and they explained what they were up to at every point in the job. Our attached porch holds temperature as well as the rest of the house now. Would easily give this team a call again and happy to recommend to others.
We reached out to Northstar last spring after two years in our new home. We knew there was something wrong with the insulation as summers were too hot and winters too cold. The second floor had annoying drafts we could never seem to plug. The team did a top to bottom check on the home and I appreciated that they didn't try to push extra work on us but just provided a straightforward quote on what was needed. The workmen were punctual, clean, and polite. The budget came in just a smidge off the initial quote and we've already started making it back with reduced heating bills!
No more frozen pipes, no more unbearable nights in summer, no more wasted money on heat in winter. We're more than pleased with the work Northstar has done and are now telling our neighbours and family to do the same. The work you did on the garage was especially excellent. You've basically turned an out building into something liveable—we're hoping to have a rough and ready bedroom above it soon!