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A Practical Approach to Insulation Removal in Orangeville

Deciding when to remove residential home insulation.

Deciding when to remove installed home insulation will depend mostly on the condition of the insulation. Older homes, with aging insulation, might be in need of removal simply because the insulation material isn’t performing any more. But whatever the reason for removal, it’s very important to determine whether the situation is pressing or not. Indeed, some situations may require immediate and urgent attention. For those considering insulation removal in Orangeville, Great Northern Insulation offers a professional, comprehensive approach:  first, assessing the overall scope of work; then, evaluating additional repairs; and finally, installing new product.

There are many reasons to remove aging insulation.

Every home has a different set of circumstances, and GNI has handled situations of all kinds over the years. In some situations, the installed insulation isn’t sufficient enough to do the job. In other situations, too much insulation often compromises air circulation. Finally, there are situations where badly installed insulation doesn’t allow for peak performance. The experts at GNI have also found situations where inadequate ventilation and inadequate air sealing can cause other problems. In some worst-case situations, removing insulation is imperative. These are situations where the insulation may be waterlogged, or deteriorating, or might even contain asbestos.

Removing insulation while renovating is good timing.

Removing insulation while renovating is an advantage. If contractors can work with each other in cooperation, then removing old insulation and installing new product can be simplified. In fact, it’s also a good time to make repairs and to expedite any necessary retrofits. For the specialists at Great Northern Insulation, removal work is a comprehensive, step-by-step procedure: assessing the amount of insulation that will be removed and disposed; deciding if any existing insulation material can be saved; and determining if new insulation product can be installed in and around the existing materials. For GNI, the project is about how best to remove and reinstall insulation. 

Insulation removal requires professional experience.

Although insulation removal is predominantly a cleanup job, it’s work that demands professional experience. Great Northern Insulation uses industrial tools and equipment to clean up insulation waste as thoroughly as possible. Everything is safely disposed in an external system, and crews make sure to vacuum up all debris, dirt, and remnants. It’s also important for GNI crews to prep the cleaned up space for reinstallation. This will allow installers to seal up the space airtight, and allow for the ventilation to be retrofitted (assures proper air circulation). Finally, a high quality insulation product is installed, further ensuring that everything performs to the maximum.

For some homeowners, the DIY approach is appealing.

There are many DIY options for removing insulation. And while local home centres have many suggestions, a professional approach is the much-preferred approach. Removing aging insulation can be challenging. The work is both time consuming and painstaking. In fact, an amateur with no experience can quite easily take double the time when compared with a professional. Also, some removal work can turn out to be hazardous, with potential risks for the inexperienced individual. As for worst-case scenarios, it’s not uncommon for aging insulation to be contaminated in some way. There may be animal remains, mold infestations, or even leftover deposits of asbestos.

Proper insulation removal is vital for re-installation.

For insulation removal in Orangeville, local customers can rest assured with services provided by Great Northern Insulation. GNI professionals do the job from start to finish. The removal work is comprehensive; waste disposal is safe and thorough; and re-installation of new product is at a high standard. GNI also undertakes all necessary repairs and retrofits prior to any new insulation being installed. Just by example, it may well be necessary to have an air barrier or vapour barrier as part of the installation. Beyond that, it may also be necessary to upgrade or retrofit ventilation to ensure improved air circulation. Finally, it may be necessary to better seal the entire space.

For the experts at GNI, sealing the space is imperative.

In every residential home, regardless of the size or layout, air movement has an influence on the indoor environment. As air moves around the home, it takes with it oxygen, moisture, and many pollutants. A home that is well sealed will manage that air movement efficiently, providing better air circulation, and improved energy efficiency. For the experts at Great Northern Insulation, each insulation project is a “system” - where sealing, ventilation, and insulation work together. As it is, sealing a space airtight is actually just as important as the newly installed insulation. When professionally installed, the “system” allows for optimum energy efficiency around the year.

Today, there are various quality insulation products.

For customers installing new insulation in Orangeville, GNI has a number of quality product options. Blown insulation is a popular option, and reliable in both attics and roofs. It’s available in fiberglass or cellulose composition, and is blown into place as a thick “blanket” of insulation. Blown insulation is cost-effective, with satisfactory insulating results around the year. GNI also offers fiberglass batts, another option that delivers good R-Value and good product longevity.

When it comes to high performance products, GNI routinely recommends Spray Foam Insulation. The product is very highly regarded in the industry, with one application providing more benefits than anything comparable. SFI seals a space totally airtight; it serves as an effective air barrier; and it controls moisture as an efficient vapour barrier. Professionally installed, Spray Foam Insulation has the highest R-Values, and an install that never needs replacement/replenishment.

Great Northern Insulation also offers a unique “hybrid” application. It’s a cost-effective install that brings together Spray Foam Insulation and blown insulation (cellulose or fiberglass). In tandem, the two products deliver excellent insulating results and very good value. Indeed, the sizeable energy savings during the year allow many homeowners to “pay down” their original project investment with dollar savings on heating and air conditioning throughout the year.

Homeowners in Orangeville can depend on Great Northern Insulation for full satisfaction. With high quality products and high quality workmanship, GNI can assure homeowners of long-term project satisfaction.

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