Blown In Insulation in Brampton
At Great Northern Insulation, we find ourselves constantly advising potential customers on the question of which insulation option they should be choosing - and why. We make sure to never sell or up-sell a customer on an insulation option that they don’t need and don’t want – and in some cases, we actually let the customer know that a particular insulation option is not even required. This is our approach to business, and it applies to everything we do including blown insulation - so if you’re shopping for blown in insulation in Brampton, GNI is an insulation contractor well worth considering. We insulate properly, the right way, the first time, and provide workable, cost effective solutions that will meet your requirements and your budget. We want to make sure that your insulation challenges are addressed, and that long-term benefits will be realized.
One of our specialities at Great Northern Insulation is blown insulation. We use both cellulose and fiberglass products, and choose only the highest quality products. We pass the manufacturer’s warrantee along to the customer, and guarantee all of our installations, ensuring full customer satisfaction. In short, we stand behind everything we sell and install.
In today’s marketplace, the two most used blown insulation products are cellulose and fiberglass. Both products are designed to use in roofing applications, throughout the attic, and inside the walls. Both have advantages, while the brand manufacturers support, promote and market their own proprietary product. In terms of measured insulation value, both the cellulose and the fiberglass product are comparable, although various industry statistics side with the cellulose as delivering R-values that are slightly higher than fibreglass (this is measured on a per-inch basis). Over the long term, cellulose has a tendency to settle, and this settling characteristic could have an affect on the relative insulation value. In comparison, fiberglass manufacturers make the case that their product does not settle over long periods of time, and consequently does not lose any insulating value. The thing is, whether the final choice is cellulose or fiberglass, each product has its own unique, built-in qualities when reacting and responding to seasonal conditions – and it’s all based on the product’s distinct features.
In their own way, cellulose and fiberglass are manufactured to be fire resistant: cellulose is treated chemically to resist fire, and acts as a retardant to keep a fire from spreading; the fiberglass, because of its “glass” composition, is extremely difficult to ignite, with the result that it provides very high levels of fire resistance. As for product make up, cellulose is made of shredded, recycled newsprint, and is treated with anti-fungal chemicals. It’s made of 100% recycled paper and is separated into cellulose fibres (fiberized), which gives it a fluffy composition. Fiberglass is completely different - technically manufactured from fine glass fibres - it’s a proprietary process that furnishes the final product with distinctive properties and insulating features. As for the application process, cellulose and fiberglass are both blown in products and use specially designed equipment to uniformly distribute the product. For the most part, a large hose blows the product into a cavity (roof, attic, wall) and assures full coverage, even in the smallest, most awkward spaces. Depending on the scope of the job, the contractor may well decide to install the cellulose or fiberglass over existing insulation – this is not uncommon.
The GNI team always works with customers from the beginning of a project to the end, making sure that the customer is completely satisfied. We start by deciding and choosing which product will be right for the job; we then make sure to plan the installation based on the customer’s lifestyle and timetable; and finally, we make sure that our install subscribes to construction standards and any building codes. Our people know that the performance of the installed product depends directly on the quality of our installation. That’s why we always do it right the first time - using the right tools and equipment, and addressing the safety concerns of the occupants and our installers. Doing it right means doing the job completely, and that often means the need for additional work. For example, air sealing or draft proofing might be required; a vapour barrier may need to be installed; or for that matter, new or adaptive air vents and exhausts may be needed. This kind of additional work defines a “complete” job and serves to deliver full integrity of the product being installed.
We have many customers asking us about eco-friendly products. Sometimes they just want to be eco-conscious; sometimes it’s for health reasons; sometimes it’s for sustainability concerns; and sometimes it’s about product composition. When it comes to the cellulose product, it already contains high levels of recycled paper, so by nature it’s a recycled product. With fiberglass, the manufacturing process uses recycled glass, making it eco-friendly in its own way. The fact is, most product manufacturers are becoming more and more aware to eco-consumerism, and they do what they can to accommodate those needs.
Product attributes and benefits are always worth expanding on. Its important to note that because of the composition of cellulose and fiberglass, the blown in product leaves no area unfilled with insulation – there are virtually no cracks or crevices that remain without insulation. Some of the other insulation products cannot assure this kind of coverage, whereas blown insulation allows for total, total coverage, including beams, wiring, plumbing and piping. This kind of comprehensive coverage is what the professionals call “a true insulated building envelope”. When the job is done, a properly insulated residence, facility or building contributes to the overall optimum performance of an indoor environment.
Overall, installing blown insulation tends to be an easier enterprise than many other insulation options. Because of the equipment and application, it’s less prone to problems - and because it’s a straightforward process, it ends up being an affordable option for many. If you’re shopping for blown in insulation in Brampton, GNI is an insulation contractor well worth considering. You will be choosing an established, reputable company with countless benefits to offer.