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O’Reilly Brothers, Ottawa, has provided a collection of informative articles about all things insulation for our valued clients. Be sure to check back often, as we will be posting frequently!

  • 06/06/2022
    What Building Materials Contain Asbestos and How to Deal With Them

    You don't see asbestos in the news very often anymore, but many buildings in Ottawa still have the dangerous substance. More than half of the federal buildings in Ottawa still have asbestos. Renovations for asbestos removal in Ottawa require specialized professionals to prevent exposure. Not sure what kind of building materials contain asbestos? If you're looking at how to reduce asbestos exposure and avoid asbestos products, continue reading!


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  • 06/06/2022
    How Can I Reduce Mould Growth?

    Did you know that experts in Canada have identified two hundred and seventy different species of mould in buildings? Given that the presence of mould can cause a significant drop in air quality, the fact that there are so many kinds of mould in buildings is unpleasant. If you're looking into having mould removed, look no further. This article will tell you everything you need to know about mould removal in Ottawa.


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  • 10/01/2022
    How Can Spray Foam Insulation Provide Better Indoor Air Quality?

    The air inside your home has the potential to be more polluted than the air in a large, industrialized city. Poor indoor air quality can cause a wide range of health issues, both short-term and long-term. By properly ventilating your home, you can improve the air quality inside, protecting your health and saving you money. Keep reading to learn more about how to improve the indoor quality of your home through spray foam insulation in Ottawa.


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  • 07/12/2021
    All You Need to Know About Contaminated Insulation Removal

    You're walking through your kitchen and you hear rustling coming through your ceiling. The thing is, you don't have an attic... you have a crawl space. Crawl spaces can be dirty places, and you don't want to stay up there for long. But what happens when you need insulation removed and can't do it yourself? Are you looking for the best service for contaminated insulation removal in Ottawa? Check out the O'reilly  Brothers... and they have COVID-19 precautions in place. Contaminated insulation is something you don't want to mess with... that's why you call a professional. Keep reading to learn about contaminated insulation, insulation removal, and much more.


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  • 27/09/2021
    What to Know About Underfloor Insulation

    What's on your mind today, homeowner? Perhaps you need to mow your lawn, clean your gutters, tend to your garden, and maybe even service your air conditioner now that spring has sprung. Have you considered your underfloor insulation, though? We know, we know. It's one more thing to do. It might be a good idea to add your underfloor insulation to your rotation, though. As one of the most trusted insulation contractors Ottawa has to offer, we're here to tell you why.


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  • 03/06/2021
    How Much Can New Home Insulation Save?

    With long warm summers and freezing snowy winters in Ottawa, you'll want to make sure your home is properly insulated year-round. Without it, you could be letting your hard-earned money blow right out your doors, windows, and roof. Insulation traps heat in the air, so it keeps warm air from coming into your home in summer, and warm air from leaving your home in winter. Let's look at some of the best insulation Ottawa has to offer and how much it can save you.


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  • 03/11/2020
    Fireproofing Ottawa: How Sprayed Fireproofing Is Beneficial to Protect Your Home

    "The roof is on fire!" That's something you'll never hear if you use sprayed fireproofing for your home. Sprayed fireproofing puts a hedge of protection around your home, making it impervious to even the fiercest blazes. To discover how fireproofing Ottawa and your home can provide unbelievable protection, keep reading.

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  • 03/11/2020
    Asbestos Removal Ottawa: How Common Is Asbestos in Drywall?

    More than 38,000 asbestos-related deaths occur globally each year. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used extensively in building materials following World War 2. Because of its strength, fire resistance and affordability, it quickly flooded the market. Unfortunately, it was discovered that inhaling asbestos fibres lead to cancer and mesothelioma.

    In this article, you'll discover how to tell if your drywall has asbestos. You'll also learn what to look for in asbestos removal, Ottawa services.


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  • 26/06/2020
    Why Is Spray Foam Helpful to Prevent Mould?

    Most people realize that a mould infestation can cause serious health problems. It causes coughing, sneezing and serious issues like lung cancer. Beyond the health risks, removal and remediation of mould are both costly and stressful. Make use of spray foam insulation to avoid such issues. It is a very effective technique to prevent moisture from entering your home and mould to form. We at O'Reilly Brothers are experts in installing spray foam insulation to prevent mould.

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  • 25/06/2020
    Why Spray Foam Is Best for Rim Joists

    Insulating your home is important to maintain energy efficiency around the property. A rim joist is a board placed on top of the sill plate that marks the connection between the foundation and the exterior wall of your home. Rim joists form a part of the floor with many construction components, such as foundation wall and subfloor, being connected to it. Sealing all the cracks formed by these components can lower utility bills and help improve the indoor air quality. Insulating rim joists with spray foam insulation can create an airtight seal that helps improve the indoor air quality. Count on O’Reilly Brothers for long lasting spray foam insulation services throughout Ottawa. We have been providing insulation services such as blown cellulose and sprayed fireproofing insulation since 1967.

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  • 30/01/2020
    Spray Foam Versus Cellulose Insulation: Which is Better?

    Insulation helps improve your home’s energy efficiency significantly reducing your heating and cooling costs. It slows down heat transfer, blocks outside noise, reduces the moisture in your house and prevents mold growth. There are several different insulation materials available in the market, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. You can select a material for your home according to your needs. If you are looking for an insulation contractor in Ottawa, O'Reilly Brothers Ltd can help. We provide blown cellulose and spray foam insulation along with sprayed fireproofing to our clients.

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  • 22/11/2019
    How to Deal With Floods?

    Floods cause significant damage to buildings and other structures like bridges, destroy crops and result in loss of life. They affect power transmission and increase the risk of waterborne diseases such as typhoid, giardia, and cholera. They also damage the insulation of your home and reduce its quality considerably.

    Do you live in a heavy rainfall area or a coastal region? They are at a greater risk of getting flooded. A tropical cyclone or a tsunami in these places leads to severe water inundation. Streams and rivers can also submerge low-lying areas adjacent to them when their water level rises. Houses located in these zones tend to suffer severe structural damage during a flood.

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  • 07/03/2019
    How to Check for Mould in Your Home

    Mould in your home is not only unsightly and unhygienic—it also carries serious health and safety risks. That’s why it’s important to check your home for mould regularly and to take steps to prevent it from forming. Read on for our tips on how to check for mould in your home in Ottawa and the surrounding area.

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  • 07/03/2019
    Why Blown Cellulose Is a Good Insulation Choice

    One of the most popular forms of insulation currently on the market is blown cellulose, a material praised by homeowners and insulation experts alike for its thermal efficiency, noise absorption, fire resistance, environmental benefits, and easy installation process. If you’re looking for new insulation for your Ottawa home, we at O’Reilly Brothers recommend taking the time to consider the benefits of blown cellulose.

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  • 07/03/2019
    Why Abatement Still Matters in 2019

    You may think dangerous building materials like asbestos are a thing of the past but in reality, toxic substances are still present in many buildings. At O’Reilly Brothers, we specialize in the removal of hazardous materials as well as the installation of safe insulating materials. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of abatement.

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  • 06/09/2018
    5 Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

    Are you interested in saving some money on your energy bills? You're in luck! From simple behavioural adjustments to small home improvement projects, there are many steps you can take towards a more energy-efficient home. The Ottawa insulation team at O'Reilly Brothers is always providing clients with energy-saving tips and solutions. Here are some of our tops tips for saving energy in your home.

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  • 13/07/2017
    When to Replace Insulation

    Insulation is an important element of Canadian living but one that receives little attention because it’s behind walls and hidden away in attics and crawl spaces – and it came that ways when we bought it.

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  • 12/04/2017
    Benefits of Spray Foam Insulation

    With the recent wave of home renovation celebrities like Mike Holmes promoting the value of spray foam insulation, more and more Canadians are asking – is this right for my home or business and what its benefits are. For over 50 years, the team at O’Reilly Brothers has expanded its knowledge and skills to provide you with the best products and installation methods specifically adapted to your needs – including spray foam insulation in Ottawa.

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  • 27/12/2016
    Vermiculite Insulation: What Is It and Why Should It Be Removed?

    If your house’s insulation system contains vermiculite minerals, you might want to think twice about carrying out any major maintenance, renovation or demolition work before consulting a qualified vermiculite removal contractor in Ottawa—it might just spare you a health scare in the long run.

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  • 26/12/2016
    Steps to Remove Asbestos in an Older Home in Ottawa

    If you’re thinking of renovating, repairing or demolishing a structure built prior to 1990, you may want to consult a qualified abatement contractor to ensure the safe detection and removal of asbestos.

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  • 28/11/2016
    What Home Insulation is Right for Me?

    Ottawa residences are all looking to make a huge difference in home energy bills each winter. For many, this means installing energy efficient light bulbs. While that smaller effort can be beneficial, if you live in a draft home, having well insulated and properly ventilated house can both save money and add comfort. Most homes already have insulation, but homes with moisture in the basement or poor ventilation often have failing insulation.

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  • 09/08/2016
    Reasons to Insulate Your Home
    Unless your home was specially constructed for energy efficiency, you can probably reduce your energy bills by adding more insulation. Many older homes have less insulation than homes built today, but even adding insulation to a newer home can pay for itself within a few years.
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