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A Practical Approach to Insulation Removal in Parry Sound

Insulation removal should begin with a comprehensive inspection.

Whatever the scope of insulation removal, a comprehensive inspection is the first stage. Older homes, for example, may have insulation that has lost integrity or has deteriorated for one reason or another. A good inspection will provide an overview of the situation, and will define the scope of removal work required. For homeowners thinking about insulation removal in Parry Sound, Great Northern Insulation can provide the professional service. GNI begins with a comprehensive inspection, follows up with suggestions for insulation removal, and offers re-installation options.

Insulation removal will vary with the size and layout of the house.

Since every house is different, every insulation removal will also be different. Over many years, GNI has dealt with practically every scenario. Many insulation removals are simply problem-free. Others can be more problematic. And yet others can be dangerous (even hazardous). Once the insulation has been removed, most homes will require some level of repair or retrofit before new insulation is installed. In fact, most homes will need to upgrade airtightness and ventilation. Any such deficiency will only set the stage for wasted energy and money from one season to the next.

Removing insulation when doing a home reno can be money saving.

Removing insulation while doing a home reno can be money saving for a homeowner. If all of the contractors can be well coordinated, the work can be streamlined, and necessary retrofits can be combined. At GNI, insulation removal proceeds methodically. Once a comprehensive inspection has been undertaken, GNI can decide how much insulation to remove, how much might be saved, and how best to move forward with re-installing new insulation. The overall objective is to boost energy efficiency in the home, reduce the energy usage, and save money on seasonal utilities.

Insulation removal will require project expertise from a specialist.

Whatever the scope of work, insulation removal generally requires some project expertise from a specialist. This type of work is usually beyond the ability of an average homeowner. With GNI, however, every removal project is handled professionally. Work-crews are very highly trained; high-powered vacuum systems are employed; and all waste is managed properly and safely. Once the removal and disposal has been completed, GNI will prep for new insulation to be installed. It means making all of the necessary repairs/retrofits to ensure best outcomes for years to come.

When the project budget is tight, the DIY method may be tempting.

When a project budget is tight, the DIY approach to insulation removal may be tempting - but it’s not recommended. A homeowner with little experience will discover that insulation removal is a time-consuming and challenging undertaking. It will take an amateur twice the time as an expert to complete the work. As well, insulation removal can quickly become dangerous. There may be contamination throughout; there may be leftover asbestos; and there may be mold. Whatever the circumstance, this is risky work, even if money can be saved. Better to do it with a professional.

Repairs and retrofits may be necessary prior to any re-installation.

For homeowners in the Parry Sound area, GNI has a wide range of services available. Insulation removal is professionally managed. Repairs and retrofits are expedited to code. New insulation products are top-quality and top-rated. And importantly, GNI manages the workflow from start to finish. When necessary, ventilation is appropriately upgraded. When required, an air barrier or vapour barrier is installed. And finally, the space is sealed airtight - a high priority for the experts at GNI. Air sealing is a must for long-term insulation performance, and for energy efficiency.

Airtightness is a must for maximizing energy efficiency in a home.

Indoor air movement impacts every home, regardless of size. But homes that are properly sealed, manage indoor air movement much better. These homes benefit in several ways: air quality is improved throughout the home; indoor circulation is improved; and energy efficiency is boosted measurably. For GNI, it’s important to create a “system” in the house - a combination of elements that will maximize energy efficiency. Together, the elements (air sealing, ventilation, insulation) contribute to better energy efficiency, reduced energy consumption, and lower utility bills.

In Parry Sound, GNI installs the highest quality insulation products.

In Parry Sound, GNI offers several options for new insulation. One of the popular options is blown insulation, particularly for the attic and roof. The product is available in fiberglass or cellulose, and the installation serves as a “thermal blanket” with very satisfactory R-Values. Another option for the attic is fiberglass batts – they provide satisfactory R-Values where installed, and deliver a good product lifespan. Both products will derive best outcomes when professionally installed.

For the discriminating consumer who is looking for high performance insulation, the best choice would be Spray Foam Insulation. SFI is the best on the market, with far more advantages than anything comparable. With a professional install, SFI does it all in a single application: it seals a space completely airtight; it creates an air barrier/vapour barrier in one; and it provides high R-Values in the installation space. Spray Foam Insulation outperforms and outlasts all others.

Another product option from GNI is referred to as the “hybrid” installation. This install combines two products into one install. First, Spray Foam Insulation is applied into the space. Then, blown insulation is installed to supplement the SFI. A “hybrid” install will offer benefits from both of the products. This is one of the most cost-effective methods for insulation, with long-term energy savings that can realistically “pay down” the original project investment quite quickly.

For homeowners in the Parry Sound region, Great Northern Insulation makes every effort to ensure customer satisfaction on every job. Insulation products are of the highest quality; product warranties ensure long-term performance; and all installations are company guaranteed. If there is a problem or issue, GNI makes the necessary repairs to meet industry standards, and without cost to the customer. The company commitment is to deliver complete customer satisfaction.

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