Frequently Asked Questions

How much insulation will I need?

The amount of insulation may vary depending on what currently exists in your attic. The government of Ontario advises an R-50 be applied. Free estimates are available upon request either over the phone or at the desired location.

What type of insulation is the best to use?

Reasons may vary for the use of different types of insulation, however, Cellulose insulation is the most widely used and recommended by most contractors and auditors.

Does properly insulating my attic help preserve my roof?

When an attic is properly insulated it acts as a bearer, keeping heat and moisture low in the attic space. Extreme heat and moisture causes warping of the sheathing and structure and it shortens the life span of roofing materials. A well-insulated and vented attic will help combat these issues.

Can I blow insulation over top of the existing insulation?

Yes, in most cases you can, however it is not recommended if your insulation is contaminated by vermin, moisture or mildew.

Does insulation work in the summer as well?

Yes. Having your attic insulation upgraded will help keep cool conditioned air from escaping, so that the air conditioner will not need to work as hard to keep your home comfortable.

How long does it take to complete the procedure?

It always depends on the size of the attic and the amount of insulation needed, but on average it takes between 2-3 hours to complete the work.

Are there any government grants available?

Yes, the Government of Ontario is currently sponsoring an energy savings program that allows up to $5,000 per household to those who qualify.

How much ventilation should I have in my attic?

In most cases you should have one square foot of vent area for every 150 square feet of attic floor.

What is Cellulose Insulation?

Cellulose is one of the greenest building materials in the world. It is made up of 85% recycled newsprint and other paper materials. These are materials which would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. It also takes less energy to make Cellulose than any other building insulation product. Cellulose makes for a perfect fit in your attic as it is able to fill the tiniest of crevices.

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