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A Practical Approach to Insulation Removal in Quinte West

Insulation removal begins with a thorough assessment.

Insulation removal should begin with a thorough assessment of the existing insulation. In many old homes, aging insulation will be easily noticeable, and it may be clear that the existing material requires removal. Regardless of status, it would be important to establish if the removal is urgent or just routine. For homeowners thinking about insulation removal in Quinte West, the experts at Great Northern Insulation offer a professional approach and guaranteed results. GNI assesses the extent of removal work involved and recommends the repairs and retrofits required for optimum efficiency. As for reinstalling new insulation, GNI will recommend options that best suit the job.

Every home has a different reason to remove insulation.

No two homes are the same, and each home has a different reason to remove old insulation. Great Northern Insulation has seen it all - from routine removals, to more difficult, to hazardous.  Some homes actually have insufficient insulation. Other homes have too much insulation, which causes other problems. And many homes just have substandard installations. For a homeowner, having substandard insulation product or substandard workmanship adds up to wasted energy/money. GNI has also uncovered situations where air sealing is insufficient, and ventilation it inadequate. Both need retrofitting to ensure overall energy efficiency when the new insulation is installed.

It’s cost-effective to remove insulation when renovating.

It can be very cost-effective to remove insulation when renovating. If the various contractors can work together, removal and reinstallation can be streamlined. It’s also a good opportunity to do repairs and retrofits. For Great Northern Insulation, the entire process goes step-by-step. It all begins with a thorough assessment of existing insulation. Then, its decided how much material will have to be removed, and how much can be saved. Finally, GNI offers options for new product and reinstallation. The overall aim for removal, repair, and reinstallation is to guarantee better energy efficiency for the home, long-term money savings on summer and winter utility bills.

Insulation removal requires some experience/expertise.

Most insulation removal jobs involve more than just cleanup – it’s work that requires experience and expertise. Great Northern Insulation offers experience and expertise, along with guaranteed results. Removal and disposal of old insulation is thorough, safe and effective. GNI also prepares the workspace well before any new insulation is installed. That includes fully air sealing the area, and retrofitting ventilation to assure optimum air circulation. Together, the fully sealed space and enhanced ventilation will guarantee product performance for the newly installed insulation. Once the work is completed, the sealing, ventilation and insulation allow for full out energy efficiency.

Some homeowners are enticed by a do-it-yourself option. 

While some homeowners might opt for a do-it-yourself approach to insulation removal, nothing compares with a professional approach. Removing insulation is painstaking work, and can often become a challenge. In fact, an inexperienced homeowner could work twice as long as an expert contractor. In some situations, insulation removal can also be dangerous. Deteriorating materials may be contaminated; some areas may be mold-infested; and worst of all, there may be leftover residue of asbestos. For the uninitiated, the risks are high. For the professionals, experience, expertise, and industrial equipment will deliver the best results and best long-term outcomes.

Insulation removal and safe disposal must be thorough.

For insulation removal in Quinte West, Great Northern Insulation offers comprehensive removal and disposal. GNI always ensures a safe and effective cleanup. As well, the GNI team expedites all necessary repairs and retrofits. And finally, GNI re-installs the highest quality insulation products on the market. On some jobs, an air barrier or vapour barrier may be specified. On other jobs, the ventilation system may require upgrading. Interestingly, most every insulation project requires an improvement to the air sealing. Whatever the project scenario, GNI provides quality products and expert workmanship. Everything is guaranteed to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.

For Great Northern Insulation, sealing tight is essential.

Because air movement in a home has such an impact on the indoor environment, managing that air movement is critical. It’s all about improved indoor comfort and improved energy efficiency. When a home is properly air sealed, everything in the home benefits - air circulation, air quality, and energy efficiency. For Great Northern Insulation, it’s all about energy efficiency - it means creating a “system” that incorporates air sealing, insulation, and ventilation. For homeowners, a complete “system” delivers both short term and long results: improved overall energy efficiency; reduced energy consumption; and measurable money savings on summer and winter utility bills.

In Quinte West, GNI installs the highest quality products.

For homeowners in Quinte West, GNI offers top quality products and superior installations. One popular option is blown insulation, a product that’s available in fiberglass or cellulose. This is a reliable, cost-effective installation that’s ideal for attic and roof cavities. With a satisfactory R-Value rating, blown insulation creates an efficient “thermal blanket” that delivers good product lifespan. GNI also offers fiberglass batt insulation, another reliable installation for both attics and roofs. Fiberglass batts provide satisfactory R-Values and good product life wherever installed.

For homeowners interested in a higher performance insulation product, GNI recommends Spray Foam Insulation. SFI is considered the best product on the market, and has become the “go to” product for many professionals. Bottom line, SFI offers more benefits than anything comparable. Spray Foam Insulation does it all in one application: sealing a space totally airtight; serving as an air barrier and vapour barrier concurrently; and offering higher R-Values than other installs. In terms of product life, the SFI install does not need topping up, replacement, or replenishment.

One more approach from GNI is the combination “hybrid” install. The “hybrid” option delivers excellent results, along with a cost-effective price point. It’s essentially a combination of two insulation products. First, Spray Foam Insulation is applied. As a compliment to the SFI, blown insulation (in fiberglass or cellulose) is then installed. The “hybrid” method benefits from both products in one install - R-Values are excellent and the investment is cost-effective. Best of all, Great Northern Insulation guarantees all products installed, as well as workmanship.

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