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A Practical Approach to Insulation Removal in Scarborough

There are several factors to consider when removing insulation.

When removing old insulation, it’s important to properly assess the condition and quality of the existing insulation. Indeed, older homes may have insulation that is quickly losing its integrity and any capacity to perform. Also important is to determine how urgent the removal might be. For those homeowners considering insulation removal in Scarborough, the professionals at Great Northern Insulation can provide end-to-end service. GNI evaluates the amount of removal work; considers the required repairs/retrofits; and offers professional installation of new products.

Every home will have different reasons for removing insulation.

There are countless reasons for removing insulation. Over the years, GNI crews have seen most of the scenarios - from basic and routine, to the more complex. Some homes just didn’t have enough insulation installed. Other homes installed the wrong type of insulation. And still other homes had insulation work that was substandard. Even today, there are homes with poor ventilation and very inadequate air sealing. And then, of course, there are homes with more serious issues, like waterlogged insulation, mold infiltration, or insulation that contains remnants of asbestos.

It’s advantageous to remove insulation when doing a home reno.

Whatever the scope of work, it’s advantageous to remove insulation while doing a home reno. If contractors can work together, removal and reinstallation can easily be streamlined. A reno project is also a great time to make repairs or retrofits prior to installing the new insulation. For Great Northern Insulation, it’s a step-by-step process.  First, GNI assesses the overall condition of the insulation. Then, there’s an assessment of the material to be disposed (or perhaps salvaged). And finally, GNI recommends the repairs, retrofitting, and new product options for reinstallation.

In the majority of homes, removing insulation requires expertise.

In most residential homes, insulation removal becomes more than a basic “cleanup”. In the end, it’s work that requires the expertise of a professional. At Great Northern Insulation, expert crews use high performance cleaning equipment to remove every trace of waste in a safe manner. But beyond cleanup, GNI crews also prepare for reinstalling the new insulation product. This includes totally sealing up the space, making necessary repairs, and retrofitting the ventilation. All of this will serve to improve energy efficiencies, while allowing newly installed insulation to perform.

In an attempt to save, homeowners often consider a DIY method.

Homeowners often turn to the DIY approach to save money. But the truth is, nothing compares with a professional approach to insulation removal. This is work that can become challenging quite quickly. Most of all, the work is very time consuming, and could take twice as long for an amateur to complete. In some worst-case scenarios, removing insulation could be hazardous. The insulation may be contaminated, mold infested, or even asbestos-laden. In short, the health risks aren’t worth the dollar savings. These are all situations where expertise is much preferred.

For best outcomes, insulation removal should be comprehensive.

For homeowners interested in insulation removal in Scarborough, Great Northern Insulation can offer a professional “end-to-end” service package. Removal is comprehensive; disposal is clean and safe; and newly installed insulation is top-of-the-line. As well as insulation removal, GNI also repairs and retrofits to complete the job. For example, after removal, it may be necessary to have an air barrier or a vapour barrier. There may also be a need to upgrade the ventilation. And in many homes, it’s more than likely that the space requires better sealing to ensure airtightness.

For GNI, sealing a space airtight is both necessary and essential.

Because air movement impacts the indoor environment of a home, sealing the home airtight is an absolute must. Air movement carries oxygen and moisture (as well as pollutants) right around the home. A properly sealed home is able to better manage air movement. This results in much better air circulation and much better energy efficiency from season to season. For the experts at Great Northern Insulation, the idea is to create a working “system” that incorporates sealing, ventilation, and insulation. A good working “system” ensures optimum energy efficiency, savings on monthly utilities, and improved home seasonal comfort.

GNI provides the best quality products, installations, and service.

In Whitby, GNI provides homeowners with the best quality products, installations, and service. One of the product options is blown insulation - a trusted product and a cost-effective install. It’s popular for attics and roofs, and provides an efficient “thermal blanket”, along with good R-Value. Blown insulation is available from GNI in cellulose or fiberglass, allows for satisfactory product lifespan, and makes for a cost worthy investment. GNI also offers fiberglass batt insulation, also a reliable installation for attics and roofs, and with good R-Value for many years to come.

For those homeowners who are interested in a high performance insulation product, GNI would suggest Spray Foam Insulation. In recent years, SFI has become the “go-to” product for insulation professionals. It has far more product attributes than anything on the market, and is unrivalled in performance. Spray Foam Insulation is the ultimate sealer - it creates an air barrier and vapour barrier at one time. It also has very high R-Values, and a product life that is beyond compare. With a professional install, SFI never needs to be replaced, replenished, or even “topped up”.

For homeowners in Scarborough and in surrounding communities, GNI also has a “hybrid” option for reinstalling insulation. The “hybrid” option combines two insulation products in one install. First, Spray Foam Insulation is strategically installed into a given space. This is supplemented by installing blown insulation (fiberglass or cellulose). The combination of two products delivers excellent results, with impressive R-Values, and a project budget that is very cost effective. In fact, customers find that the energy savings can dramatically “pay off” the initial project cost.

With GNI, customers are assured of 100% satisfaction - from insulation removal, to retrofitting, to reinstallation of new product. GNI also provides product warranties on everything that’s installed, and a guarantee on all workmanship.

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