Rejuvenate your home with an affordable renovation
(NC)—Are you looking for a feel-good home project that will upgrade your living space and give you more room that you desperately need for a growing family? Start with a home renovation project like finishing your basement. If you are worried about the expense of renovating, well, government grants available can ease your worries! The ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes program is offering a grant of up to $5000 from the Government of Canada for energy efficiency renovations which have not yet started. Some energy utilities and provincial governments offer additional funding. For more information on ecoEnergy grants and incentives, visit www.ecoaction.gc.ca/homes . Additional provincial grants available will help offset your renovation costs so whether you hire a contractor or do it yourself, your renovation project can fit into any budget.
“Most homeowners think renovating a basement will be a time-consuming and costly project, but that doesn't have to be the case,” says David Flood, insulation expert at Owens Corning. “The government grants are helping homeowners with their renovation projects to help improve energy efficiency in homes nationwide.”
And now, a do-it-yourself project like renovating your basement is easier than ever before. If your attic needs to be insulated, try out the Owens Corning Cel-Lok® Extruded Polystyrene insulation panels, along with PINK FIBERGLAS® insulation batts. The Cel-Lok® insulation panels are easy to install, lightweight and durable. Make sure your basement is properly insulated to R-10 for Cel-Lok® and R-14 for PINK batts to create an insulation barrier with a value of R-24. This will improve your home's energy efficiency with its vapour barrier, moisture resistant features. You'll not only save money on your heating and cooling bills, but will enhance the comfort of your home and make a first step towards creating a new space for your entire family!
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