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A Practical Approach to Insulation Removal in Ajax

There are important things to consider when removing insulation.

For homeowner or professional, it’s important to assess the condition of existing insulation when considering removal. In many older homes, aging insulation may be obvious, and it may appear clear that the material has lost integrity and performance capacity. But whether the insulation is aging or not, it’s important to assess if removal is urgent or not. For homeowners considering insulation removal in Ajax, Great Northern Insulation can offer a professional, practical approach from start to finish. GNI specialists evaluate the scope of removal necessary; assess the potential for repairs and/or retrofits; and offer professional reinstallation once the removal is complete.

Every home will have different criteria for removing old insulation.

Every home has unique criteria for removing old insulation. GNI crews have seen most every type of removal scenario - from the most basic and routine to the more complex, and even hazardous.  Some homes have barely enough insulation to do the job. Some homes have too much insulation, which sets up other problems. And some homes have insulation that’s installed badly. For the homeowner, it’s a recipe for wasted energy throughout the year. GNI also finds homes that have very poor ventilation and inadequate air sealing – these too are problematic. But probably the worst scenarios are those where the insulation is water-soaked, deteriorating, or asbestos laden.

It’s a good idea to remove old insulation while doing a renovation.

Where it’s possible, removing old insulation can be very advantageous during a home renovation. If the various contractors can work together, removal and reinstallation of insulation can be very efficient, even money saving. During a home renovation, it’s also a good time to undertake any required repairs or retrofits before reinstalling new insulation. At Great Northern Insulation, the entire process entails a step-by-step approach. First - assessing the overall condition of existing insulation. Second, considering which materials will be disposed and which salvaged. And finally, offering viable product and installation options that will enhance the home’s energy efficiency.

For the most part, insulation removal does require some expertise.

All things considered, insulation removal is much more than just a weekend cleanup project. By any description, it’s work that requires the expertise of a professional. Great Northern Insulation provides an experienced team, with high performance vacuum equipment to effectively remove and dispose insulation waste. All waste is disposed of safely, and all debris is completely cleaned up. Apart from the cleanup, GNI also prepares the area prior to reinstalling new insulation. This includes sealing up the space tightly, as well as retrofitting the existing ventilation system. It’s designed to improve air circulation, and ensure that the newly installed insulation performs.

With a view to saving money, some homeowners might opt for DIY.

With a view to saving money, some homeowners might opt for a DIY approach when it comes to removing insulation. But the truth is, nothing comes close to a professional approach. Insulation removal can be challenging, painstaking, and time consuming. An amateur could take twice the time to do the work of a professional. Worst still, insulation removal could be dangerous - the insulation in question could be contaminated, infested with mold deposits, or even contain some asbestos from years previous. For the typical homeowner, these risks aren’t justified. These are all situations where professional expertise and industrial equipment is absolutely essential.

Before installing new insulation, removal work has to be thorough.

For those considering insulation removal in Ajax, Great Northern Insulation can do all the work, from start to finish. Removal and disposal is thorough; repairs and retrofits are professional; and new insulation product is top quality. After removal, GNI makes the repairs and retrofits that will ensure the optimum in energy efficiency. It may be necessary to have an effective air barrier or vapour barrier; it may be necessary to improve the existing ventilation; or, it may be necessary to better seal up the space before installing new insulation. For the professionals at GNI, sealing is always a high priority - a space that is airtight will improve the performance of the insulation.

For the professionals at GNI, sealing tight is vital for performance.

Air movement always has an impact inside a home. And because air carries oxygen, moisture, and pollutants, it’s preferable to effectively manage that air movement. A well sealed home manages air movement far better than a home that leaks air. In fact, air circulation is improved, air quality is enhanced, and energy efficiency is heightened around the year. For Great Northern Insulation, it’s all about creating a “system” that combines quality insulation, effective air sealing, and efficient ventilation. For the homeowner, it’s a “system” that maximizes energy efficiency, which in turn means reduced energy consumption, and dollar savings on summer and winter utilities.

GNI offers homeowners top-quality products and superior installs.

In Ajax, GNI offers homeowners top quality insulation products, along with superior installations.  One product option is blown insulation – a reliable, cost-worthy product and install. Blown insulation is the ideal for attics and roofs, providing a “thermal blanket” that insulates with good R-Value. In fiberglass or cellulose, blown insulation has a good lifespan and continues to be a cost effective option. GNI also offers traditional fiberglass insulation batts - a reliable option for attics, and one with satisfactory R-Values and product lifespan.

When it comes to high performance products, GNI regularly recommends Spray Foam Insulation. It has quickly emerged as a “product-of-choice” for insulation professionals, offering many more benefits than anything comparable on the market. Spray Foam Insulation seals a space airtight, creating an air barrier and vapour barrier simultaneously. It has the very highest R-Values, and a product life that is unmatched. SFI never needs topping up, replacing or replenishing.

Great Northern Insulation can also offer homeowners a unique “hybrid” method. This is a very cost-effective install that combines two insulation products together. First, Spray Foam Insulation is applied throughout a space. It’s then complimented with one of the blown insulation products (either cellulose or fiberglass). This “hybrid” method delivers excellent insulation results, very satisfactory R-Values, and a project budget that is cost-effective over the long term.

GNI customers are assured of 100% satisfaction - from insulation removal, to repairs, to retrofits, to reinstallation. GNI also provides reliable product warranties, and a guaranteed workmanship.   

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