Attic Insulation in Haldimand County
For residential homeowners considering attic insulation in Haldimand County, it’s an advantage to know something about insulation. It’s not necessary to have the technical knowledge, but the basics would be valuable, and those basics apply comparably to new construction, renovations, and retrofits. Two things stand out in particular - choosing the insulation product and choosing a professional contractor, both of which will have direct impact on the project. For a homeowner, understanding the basics makes for better decisions all around. As the project advances, being well informed also contributes to a more productive relationship with the contractor.
Installing attic insulation requires a professional touch. It’s highly recommended, because the project results will be superior and the work will be expedited properly from the beginning. Attic insulation is specialized work, and for the average homeowner, selecting insulation can be quite challenging, particularly with so much promotion and advertising hype. Here, a good contractor can identify the product and installation that will be best for the job. But having a good contractor has additional benefits - a reliable contractor is accessible throughout the life of the job, and as the work advances, decision-making with the homeowner is constructive and collaborative.
A reputable and reliable insulation contractor will be responsive to homeowner needs. Project requisites will be suitably addressed; the project proposal will be complete and on budget; and customer service will be a priority. Like any home improvement project, attic insulation relies on a quality approach for the best outcomes. Indeed, in the attic, a quality product is going to be critical for long-term performance. For Great Northern Insulation, quality is about supplying the best products on the market, and installing at the highest standard. More importantly, there’s a commitment to customer satisfaction, regardless of the scope of the project.
Having attic insulation installed professionally has a number of benefits for a homeowner. First, the homeowner can be assured of a proper assessment of the jobsite. Second, the work proposal will be detailed and comprehensive. And third, the products and installation will be warrantied. A good contractor will also be prepared to accommodate issues after the project is finished. But with any project, the results are the important part. For homeowners installing attic insulation in Haldimand County, the results with a professional install are evident: home comfort is improved; heating and air conditioning bills are reduced; and yearly savings are considerable.
In a unique space like the attic, a professional installer will start by making the space airtight. The idea is to seal the attic totally, and ensure maximum performance for the installed insulation. Effectively sealing the attic is about closing all the holes, openings, and gaps that are prevalent in a space like the attic. Airtightness will stop unwanted airflow, and will improve energy efficiency in the home. Professionally sealed and insulated, the attic becomes a “system” that improves overall efficiencies throughout the home: energy consumption is balanced from one season to the next; HVAC equipment operates in a more efficient manner; and indoor comfort is enhanced.
Insulation products for the attic are wide and varied. However, today, many installers are going with Spray Polyurethane Foam – it has become a “go-to” installation for the attic and roof, and for many parts of the home. SPF is considered ideal because it efficiently stops air movement and moisture collection simultaneously. In a typical application, SPF is sprayed uniformly in the attic, where it quickly expands and then hardens into a thick, dense “envelope”. The entire attic is fully blanketed: the attic beams; the electric wiring; the plumbing pipes; and the HVAC ducts. In short, the attic becomes impervious to air and moisture, while being insulated with high R-Value.
Another viable option for attics is “blown-in” insulation, available as cellulose or fiberglass. This method has become popular as an affordable installation for the attic. Professionally installed, the product is blown uniformly around the attic to create a “thermal blanket” of insulation with very satisfactory R-Values. Both versions (cellulose or fiberglass) are “fluffy” in their composition, and are manufactured to confine and restrict airflow in the attic. This is a cost-effective installation with numerous benefits: the “fluffy” blanket adapts well to the uniqueness of the attic space; the finished space is fire resistant; and the environment is resistant to insects, rodents, and mold.
One of the more preferred installations for the attic is the “hybrid” approach developed by GNI. It’s become one of the most cost effective installations for the attic. The idea is to install Spray Polyurethane Foam along with one of the “blown-in” products and create a combined application. First, the SPF product is sprayed as a stand-alone application. Then, the “blown-in” product is installed as a supplement. The products work very well together, and deliver performance that is satisfactory in any size attic. The “hybrid” method has numerous benefits: the finished R-Values are considerable; the project investment is cost-worthy; and energy savings are impressive.
- the “hybrid” methodology is particularly well suited for creating an airtight space
- the SPF part of the application creates the most efficient air and moisture barrier
- working together, the “hybrid” products offer higher R-Values than other options
- with a professional installation, SPF adds structural strength throughout the space
- the “hybrid” method is one of the most cost-effective approaches to attic insulation
Undoubtedly, Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) has become a favorite amongst many insulation professionals. It’s regarded as the best insulating product on the market, and one that delivers the best results overall. But SPF is also a high-premium product, and therefore, may not be quite right for every home improvement budget. As a result, the “hybrid” method from GNI has quickly become an option for many a homeowner. It’s ideal for attics and roofs, and with many benefits all round: the attic gets very effectively sealed and insulated with the SPF application; the overall R-Values are enhanced by adding the “blown-in” insulation; and the savings on seasonal utilities are evident for many years.