InsulationA critical element to the enjoyment of your home
Typical Insulating Materials
Based on the specific needs of your home, we provide recommendations on the insulation materials we think are best suited for your project
Includes fibreglass and rock wool insulation products. Batt insulation is one of the most commonly used products to insulate walls, ceilings and attics, basements and crawlspaces. It can be installed relatively quickly and is one of the most affordable methods available for insulating your home.
Poured or sprayed through a hose to fill nooks and crannies. Like batt insulation, common sources for blown insulation include rock wool, cellulose, and fibreglass. Cellulose is a “green” material made from recycled newspapers, for blown-in insulation. Blown insulation is more efficient than batt insulation and can be installed more quickly than any other insulation material.
Drill and Fill Insulation
This involves the injection of foam, fiberglass, or cellulose insulation into your home’s walls or attic to provide a safe, long-lasting barrier against temperature extremes. Drill and fill offers an excellent solution for retrofitting older properties. It easily conforms to any given space and will not disturb, disrupt or damage surrounding materials such as drywall, plaster, stucco, brick, or siding.
There are two types of spray foam insulation: Open Cell and Closed cell. Each has unique properties providing different benefits. For recommendations on what type of insulation is best for your home, give us a call.
What areas need insulating and why?
Insulating your attic will help reduce energy costs and increase the comfort of your home. Adding attic insulation is one of the easiest ways to achieve energy savings due to it’s ease of access. Under the summer sun, a hot attic will radiate heat into the cooler living space below. During the winter, heat from the home will penetrate the attic and can lead to problems such as ice damming. Additional attic insulation will help reduce these effects.
Insulating your walls will yield the biggest change to comfort levels and energy savings. When you look at the amount of surface area of all exterior walls and compare it to the ceiling surface area, it is clear that walls provide far more area for heat loss to the exterior. On some homes you will see substantial energy savings. After a home energy assessment, we will be able to show you the projected energy savings annually.
Basement Wall Insulation
In your basement heat is also lost to the outdoors. In this case it is transmitted to the surrounding soil. Reducing this heat loss through the addition of basement wall insulation, is the best way to increase the comfort levels for this level of your home. Special consideration needs to be given to proper installation techniques.
Crawlspace & Room Extension
Old crawlspaces are generally very poorly sealed and insulated. The space beneath your feet may be outside air that is below freezing for much of the winter. We can address options to properly treat this space in an effort to increase your home comfort levels and reduce the cold feet effect.
Do you have a bedroom located over a garage or a room that overhangs the exterior of your house. These rooms are typically a lot cooler than the rest of your home in the winter. Properly insulating these floors will help reduce heat loss and provide warmer floors to walk on.
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Rebates & Incentives
In Ontario, Enbridge Gas has an active incentive program for home energy upgrades. For more details, visit BuyWise Consulting