Eco Insulation – Attic Insulation Sudbury Ontario
If you are online looking for an Insulation company Sudbury Ontario or searching the term “Insulation Company Near Me“, you’ve landed in the right place! We are Insulation contractors, and we provide only the very finest products and services when it comes to home insulation. One of the most commonly requested services is Attic insulation, and we’re happy to say, it’s one of our specialties. We install attic insulation all across Sudbury Ontario, we work on new build homes and we also retrofit existing homes with new insulation too. Our products are all certified recycled, and this ties into our name; we’re Eco by name, Eco-friendly by nature! In fact, materials used by Eco Insulation Sudbury Ontario are in fact recognized by the Canadian Construction Material Centre.
As mentioned in the introduction, we proudly offer attic insulation as a service, and available products include blown fibre and cellulose insulation, batt insulation, and even our flagship product – spray foam insulation. If you’re undecided, or just unsure as to which one would be best for your attic, keep reading to find out more about each product.
Why bother with attic insulation?
It’s long been known that we should insulate our attics, but why? Well, especially for those living in 4 season climate areas like Sudbury Ontario, attic insulation is a must; an uninsulated attic will turn your home into an inefficient money pit all year round. In the cold winter months, the hot air from your central heating rises, and keeps rising, if you don’t have an insulated attic, guess what? It’s going to escape right out of the roof! Your home will never get warm, and you’ll keep cranking up the thermostat trying to keep up with the heat loss. With an effective insulation barrier, such as those offered by Eco Insulation of Sudbury Ontario, you seriously impede the passage of heat trying to escape your home, meaning that the hot air you pay so much for, stays right where you want it – in your residence! What about the summer months? Well Sudbury Ontario summers, while not exactly tropical, do call for air conditioning, and as such, an uninsulated home in warm weather will battle the ingress of warm air from outside; and this, as it does in the winter, means higher energy bills while you try to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. By properly insulating your home, you’re creating a consistent climate year-round; not only is this more comfortable and economical, but it also protects the structure of your home from extremes of temperature variation and the warping and cracking that can be associated with it.
So, as we briefly mentioned earlier, we offer several different types of attic insulation. As an insulation contractor Sudbury Ontario, we are ideally placed to tell you all about the benefits of each so that you can make a decision as to which would be best for your home.
Batt Insulation is what most people immediately think of when you mention attic insulation, and this is probably because it’s one of the most frequently used products in the industry. Batt sheet insulation as applied by Eco Insulation Sudbury Ontario is a good choice for anyone looking for a lower cost installation. Even though it’s relatively easy to install, we still recommend that for maximum effectiveness that you have one of Eco Insulation’s experienced contractors fit it for you – if gaps are missed, this type of insulation can have significantly lower effectiveness as an insulator due to air leaks.
Cellulose and Blown Fibre Insulation
Cellulose and Blown Fibre insulation are the original attic insulation products. Cellulose is a plant-based product that is typically made from around 85% recycled newsprint, the remaining 15% is made up of fire retardant such as boric acid. It makes a good choice for attic insulation; in addition to creating an excellent air barrier, the boric acid content adds protection from pests and insects too.
Blown fibre is applied in a similar manner to cellulose, it’s literally blown through a large bore hose into the space into which is its to be installed, this ensures an even distribution, and when installed correctly by an attic insulation contractor like Eco insulation, it creates an almost perfect seal. It has similar air blocking properties to cellulose too, except it is made from glass fibres rather than a newspaper.
Spray Foam Insulation
As mentioned above, we consider our spray foam insulation to be our top shelf, flagship attic insulation product. It has many advantages over all other types available; it’s generally expected to last as long as your home for starters – that’s right, one and done application! Thanks to its superior R-Value, it takes up the least space of all of the products available too. Closed cell spray foam insulation is completely waterproof, too, sealing your home from moisture and air transfer. Spray foam insulation does have a higher initial cost, but the return on investment is significant when you consider it only has to be applied once and is a far more effective solution than batts or cellulose and blown fibre.
Can I install my own attic insulation in Sudbury Ontario?
Yes, and no. Don’t worry, we’ll explain! While it is true, that having any insulation in your attic is better than not having any, it is also true that incorrectly, or poorly installed insulation is like throwing away money when you consider the long term savings possible with properly applied attic insulation.
Inexperienced ‘do it yourselfers’ can also risk causing serious damage to their homes and their health too; fibre glass products can create airborne particles that may cause serious respiratory insulation (as well as severe itchiness if it gets on the skin). Trying to apply blown fibre or cellulose without the requisite experience will likely lead to an uneven distribution, which could lead to uneven thermal properties in the home, and if you decide to try spray foam application by yourself, you’re just asking for trouble! Not only does the Canadian building code require that spray foam insulation be applied only by a trained and qualified professional, the fact that it begins to expand immediately upon hitting the surface means that one mis-spray can lead to a huge amount of (probably impossible) clean up! Not only that, but given that it is the more expensive of the insulation products on the market, it isn’t an ideal product to be fooling with.
Are there any safety benefits to installing attic insulation?
Yes, absolutely! For example, properly applied closed cell spray foam insulation can add up to 250% additional racking strength to your home as it effectively becomes part of the structure. Not only that. But by having attic insulation, you’re actually adding extra fire protection – this means that in the obviously worst case scenario of a fire in your home, your attic insulation can slow down the spread of fire, thus giving you and your family more time to get out of the home, and also improving the chances that emergency services will be able to save your home from irreparable damage.
Are there any other incentives to insulating my attic?
Once again, absolutely! I think we’ve told you all there is to know about the ability of properly applied insulation to save you money through reduced energy bills, but what we haven’t mentioned is the fact that you could also be eligible for an attic insulation rebate in Sudbury! Union gas in conjunction with the government of Ontario offer a ‘Home Reno’ rebate, worth as much as $5000.
You can potentially qualify for the Home Reno rebate if you meet the following criteria;
- You’re renovating a detached, or semi-detached home, a townhouse or a mobile home;
- You’re renovating a domicile that is heated by means of propane, electricity, wood, or natural gas;
- You’re renovating a home within the boundaries of the Union Gas program area.
If you check all of these boxes, this is definitely something you should check out! The program requires that you undertake an energy assessment, both before and after insulation application, and that you complete 2 eligible home reno jobs.
The rebates don’t stop there! Eco Insulation Sudbury can also help you to recoup even more of your investment, to the tune of thousands. If you’re planning to complete 2 renovations on a natural gas heated home before December 31st 2019, you could qualify for up to $5000 in rebates from Enbridge gas – again this requires before and after energy assessments.
These rebates can go a long way in helping you to offset the cost of attic insulation, and that’s before the ongoing return on investment! Eco Insulation Sudbury deal a lot with customers seeking rebates, and our team would be happy to assist you in finding out more.
There we have it! Attic insulation is a critical home improvement that can save you big bucks over the years. Attic insulations contractors Sudbury like Eco Insulation are experienced and qualified to help you with installing and upgrading your existing attic cladding. We pride ourselves on our outstanding customer service and attention to detail. As a show of our commitment to ensuring you get the best insulation product for you, we offer a no obligation, complimentary home survey – during the survey we will point out areas of potential air leakage, and also let you know how best to prevent further heat loss. Don’t delay though! The longer you wait, the longer you’ll be waiting to reduce your energy bills! Call today, and let Eco Insulation prepare your attic for a lifetime of saving!