The Stack Effect in homes is one of the leading factors to heat loss in buildings during the winter. As I am sure we all know, hot air rises. The stack effect is defined by the hot air rising and being lost through the attic space and upper portions of the house. That subsequent loss of the hot air will draw cold air in through the basement walls.
One of the keys to obtaining an energy efficient home is ensure that the stack effect is minimized. Which in turn means, that proper insulation and a continuous vapour barrier must be installed.
Through discussions with insulation installers, an often overlooked detail that greatly improves the efficiency of your home is providing a continuous vapour barrier and insulation between the garage and the bedrooms above it. With conventional batt insulation and poly vapour barrier this detail is difficult to construct. As the vapour barrier must be installed on the warm side of the house.
Marcio from Eco Insulation of Chatham & Windsor, walked us through the multitude of options for insulating our house. In the end we choose to use the spray foam insulation at the key locations throughout the house that would provide the greatest benefit. The underside of the second floor above the garage, the basement walls, the headers around the perimeter, the hot air supply duct in the garage and the walk in closet were all spray foamed by the Eco Insulation team.
Hey Andrew, the crew has finished the attic insulation here at Gilzean’s and I just wanted to send you a message of thanks. Jamie and his crew were amazing. They worked with me every step of the way and answered my many questions. They problem solved unit entry as they needed to and were great about communicating with me. Many of our members have shared their praise with me about how respectful, flexible and efficient the crew has been. They also did a fantastic job cleaning up when finished. This of course makes my job easier as well which I truly appreciate. Thanks
Thanks for the service – the guys were all great!
Everything is good, and we can now look forward to a warm winter with some high degree of confidence that we shall not freeze!
Working with Eco Insulation has been a great experience. They met or exceeded all timelines on the Queen Elizabeth II School in Petrolia, Ontario. Communication throughout our lengthy project has been exceptional. All spray foam work was completed as per specifications on the exterior. The work completed was throughout the cold/windy months of November and December. Final testing was done by CUFCA, a third party testing agency and Eco insulation exceeded all testing allowances as specified.
This project was overseen by us, Agri Urban General Contractors, Architects, Engineers and the School Board in all aspects including schedule, specifications and safety. Eco Insulation displayed exemplar safety procedures, reported weekly safety meetings, and efficiently worked with us to have several change orders processed.
Eco proved to be more than capable in these circumstances. A combination of Service, Price and Compliancy.
I have been in the construction industry for 40 years and as site superintendant for 30 years, I must say Eco insulation was a pleasure to work with, their trained staff is very friendly and efficient and will have no problem working with them in the future on this project and others.
We look forward to working with Eco Insulation in the future for phase 2 of this project.
Very Pleased!… Great Attitudes, totally satisfied.
The crew from Eco Insulation were hands down the most professional bunch of individuals i have ever had in my home when doing any sort of renovation project. Right from the initial free consultation they displayed a level of professionalism i have yet to see from any other contracting company. They did exactly what they said they would do and i think they actually left my home cleaner than when they arrived. Highly recommended for your next insulation project.
Everything was great! I have to commend your staff. Being young guys and the respect and care they took was well appreciated. Your staff introduced themselves when they arrived and everything was clean when they left. Great Job!
Thanks for a job well done. You’re guys were great, polite and professional. They answered all my questions and did not seem uncomfortable to have me watching. I would highly recommend your company to anyone.
Everyone was pleasant from the quoting process to work and follow-up. Very clean and quick. Would recommend to anyone.
Eco Insulation applied Polyurethane foam to my basement walls, header and crawl space walls. The work was done thoroughly and with great skill. Several trades people doing other aspects of our renovation commented that they had never seen spray foam applied more smoothly. The crew was very obliging and great to work with.
We had several insulation quotes completed prior to hiring ECO to insulate our basement with spray foam, topping up the attic and blowing insulation into the walls. ECO completed the quote onsite and provided it us immediately after assessing our insulation needs. ECO workers were very courteous, professional and clean. ECO provided an excellent price, they worked around our schedule and are a fair and customer focus organization. I would definitely recommend ECO for quality work and fair pricing. I will definitely use ECO again in the future.
Excellent bunch of guys to work with, they answered all my questions. I noticed a big difference with my A/C it was reduced drastically. Now I can set my heat to 70 and it stays in the house. The sound is also a big difference, whenever my daughter came home I could hear her pulling into the drive, after the insulation i couldn’t hear her pull in anymore!! I’ll let you know how my winter goes