Attic Insulation in Lakeshore, Ontario
If you reside in Essex County, and you’re shopping for attic insulation in Lakeshore, Ontario, there are a few important things to consider. To begin with, it’s important to choose an attic insulation product that suits your needs. It’s also important to choose a contracting company that will do the best job. Finally, it’s important for you, the homeowner, to have a good understanding of the job itself. Being well informed and knowledgeable makes for better decisions during the project, and makes for a more constructive working relationship with the contracting company you choose.
Choosing a reputable and reliable contracting company can make all the difference. Whether you’re insulating or re-insulating the attic, it’s best to choose a company that’s established and respected in the industry. Great Northern Insulation is Canada’s largest full-service insulation contractor. We are well known for our quality products and our professional installations. We also encourage our customers to have a good understanding of their project. Being informed, they make much better decisions about products and installation, and they work more productively with our install teams.
Choosing attic insulation that is right for your job can be a challenge. We are overwhelmed with advertising and marketing for all manner of insulation products. And instead of being informative, it’s often confusing. Manufacturers tell us that their products are “best”, and contractors promote themselves as being the “best”. However, what’s “best” for you, is to hire a contracting company that is reputable – a company that answers your questions honestly; provides project options that are genuine; and recommends products and installation that are specifically suited for the job.
At Great Northern Insulation, the team works with customers from the start of a project to the end. Our focus is on the customer - we attend to the pre-requisites of the job; we address the challenges of the job; and we suggest products and installation that match the job. We make every effort to do the job right the first time. And that translates into a quality installation with quality products. It also ensures that installed products will perform at their peak, and deliver maximum benefits to the homeowner. We’re looking for long term results and benefits on every job we do.
For GNI, every attic insulation project, regardless of size, is comprehensive. We begin by assessing the status of the attic - we summarize the specifics in a report - and we make recommendations for the appropriate products and installation. Recommendations include the physical pre-requisites of the job, the aims and objectives, and the project budget. In short, we cover all the bases: we want to do the job right the first time; we want to deliver customer service that is unmatched; and we want to ensure that our customer is 100% satisfied with the workmanship and the outcomes.
For GNI customers, quality workmanship and quality products are reinforced by our commitment to satisfaction. We provide the manufacturer’s product warranty on everything we install, and we provide a company guarantee on the installation. In the event of a problem, we resolve the problem promptly. In the event that a repair is required, we make the repair (to meet acceptable industry standards). So if you’re shopping for attic insulation in Lakeshore, Ontario, or anywhere in Essex County, have a look at Great Northern Insulation - you’ll be in goods hands from start to finish.
In most cases, an attic insulation project from GNI begins with sealing. We make sure that the attic is airtight by sealing up every opening, hole, gap, and crack. All things considered, an airtight attic provides a number of desirable benefits: inbound and outbound airflow is restricted; heating and cooling energy consumption is conserved; and the installed insulation performs more effectively. In tandem, sealing and insulating make up a “system” - an attic space that is sealed, ventilated, and insulated. And it’s a “system” that delivers both energy savings and home comfort at the same time.
Today, there are many types of insulation products on the market. But in recent years, industry professionals have been choosing spray foam insulation as their “go-to” product. When compared to other, similar products, spray foam insulation usually emerges as the best. It’s an ideal product for the attic and has more benefits and better R-Value than any product on the market. And while spray foam insulation is somewhat more expensive than other products, the substantial savings on energy and the numerous homeowner benefits re-affirm that the initial costs are worthwhile.
When installed, spray foam is “sprayed” throughout the attic using special application equipment. A good installer allows the foam to spread evenly, and allows the foam to harden into a super-dense blanket of insulation. The application blankets the entire attic, including the wooden crossbeams, the plumbing, the electric wiring, and the HVAC ducts. A proper installation will provide higher R-Values than any other product (or combination of products). The spray foam application also acts as a barrier to air and moisture movement – it’s really a perfect solution for the attic space.
Another product worth considering for the attic is known as “blown-in” insulation. It’s available in either fiberglass or cellulose and is affordable for any budget. Using special application equipment, “blown-in” insulation settles down throughout the attic and creates a “thermal blanket” that has excellent R-Value. Both compositions - fiberglass and cellulose - are fabricated to be “fluffy” and are designed to restrict airflow throughout the attic. This product is particularly well suited for the attic because it’s fire resistant, mold and mildew resistant, and inhibits insects and rodents.
For the professionals at GNI, the very best project approach for the attic is a “hybrid” approach. We start with a conventional installation of spray foam and follow up with a conventional installation of “blown-in” insulation. The two applications work well together, providing excellent results, both short term and long term. The spray foam provides excellent sealing and insulating, while the “blown-in” insulation provides more R-Value and excellent dollar-value. The “hybrid” approach is preferred because it combines the best insulation value and the best dollar-value, all at one time.