(NC)—Completing a renovation project is now affordable for all your home renovation needs. Why? Because Natural Resources Canada is offering ecoENERGY retrofit rebates, as well as additional provincial grants, to offset your home renovation costs for 2010. If you have been delaying renovations due to a lack of time and budget, now you can ease your worries and finish projects to help increase the value and comfort of your home.

“It is a great time to take advantage of the government grants available for renovation projects to improve the quality of your home,” says David Flood, insulation expert at Owens Corning. “Examine the areas of the home that may need maintaining or upgrading, like window and door replacement or added insulation.”

If you want to take advantage of these grants, but are wondering which renovation project to tackle first, consider home upgrades that will increase your home’s energy efficiency. Added insulation is a welcome renovation to any home, a way to reduce energy consumption and improve homeowner savings when it comes to heating and cooling bills. Whether in your attic or your basement or everywhere in between, Owens Corning has a list of products available for every home renovation need.

By using Owens Corning’s PINK FIBERGLAS® insulation, you can improve the value of your home by decreasing the amount of energy consumption. Insulating your attic is easy and cost-effective. Not only will you save up to 28 per cent* on your monthly heating and cooling costs by insulating your attic, you will help save up to a half ton of greenhouse gas emissions yearly.** All you need to do is install up to 15 inches of PINK FIBERGLAS® insulation or 18 1/2 inches of PROPINK Blown insulation to meet the recommended standard of R-50.

Or, improve the comfort of your basement with Cel-lok® System Extruded Polystyrene Rigid Insulation. These lightweight, durable interlocking insulation panels are easy to install with a moisture resistant polyethylene vapour barrier to help enhance the energy efficiency of your home. Install the Cel-lok® insulation panels on your unfinished concrete walls up to R-10, along with up to R-14 of PINK insulation batts to create an insulation barrier with a value of R 24. The higher the value, the more energy efficient the home, meaning a greater return on investment when it comes to paying the heating and cooling bills. And with government savings, your ROI from renovating just got even better!

For more information on the ecoENERGY retrofit rebates, visit www.oee.nrcan.gc.ca. In your attic or your basement, renovating just became a whole lot easier – and affordable!


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