Attic insulation in LaSalle
Choosing the right attic insulation and deciding on a reliable insulation contractor can be frustrating. For one thing, there are many home improvement contractors out there – they all want to sell their service; they all want to sell their products; and of course, they are the best. At the same time, product manufacturers tell us that their product is the best to install, and the most cost effective. Instead of making it easy, it’s actually more difficult – and it makes the decision making process more difficult. For homeowners considering attic insulation in LaSalle, choosing an established and reputable insulation contractor will be key.
A good contractor will take a project from start to finish, and will work closely with each customer to choose the right product and installation that best suit the need. For Great Northern Insulation, it’s important that the customer be well informed – informed customers make better buying decisions and focus on their needs. For attic insulation in LaSalle, Great Northern Insulation offers customers a commitment to quality - to install the best insulation products, along with the highest standard of installation. For the team at GNI, the focus is on 100% customer satisfaction, and it applies to every project regardless of the scope.
To begin with, Great Northern Insulation starts with an attic inspection to assess the condition of the space, and to consider an action plan. Product and installation options are reviewed with the customer, with a view to deciding which approach would be best suited for the project. GNI also puts an emphasis on project budget, so that the product and installation meet customer needs. And while attic insulation could be viewed as a do-it-yourself project, there’s really a need for experience and expertise here. This is a job for experts –those who know and understand the product, and who have the proficiency to install at a high standard.
Whatever insulation approach is decided on, a professional approach will ensure peak performance. At Great Northern Insulation, attic insulation is viewed as a “system”, and that includes installing an air barrier and vapor barrier so that both air movement and moisture collection are prevented. It also means applying the right volume and density of insulation, and closing off all holes, gaps, and openings. The aim is to make sure that the insulation performs at peak. And for the experts at GNI it’s important for the “system” to be efficient – the result is a home that is properly sealed, well ventilated, and insulated to the maximum.
Spray foam insulation as an option for the attic
When it’s time to choose a specific attic insulation product, industry professionals widely agree that spray foam insulation is the best. For homeowners thinking about attic insulation in LaSalle, spray foam insulation is truly the premium product on the market. During the application process, special equipment is used, and the spray foam is initially applied as a thick liquid. The application hardens quickly into a thick blanket of insulation, and the coverage is complete and comprehensive. Everything coated, including all of the wooden joists, attic beams, plumbing pipes, ductwork, and all the electric wiring.
Spray foam insulation creates a dense, tightly packed blanket of insulation throughout the attic space. Air movement is curtailed throughout the attic, and moisture can’t penetrate or accumulate – it’s actually an air barrier and vapor barrier in one. No other product can provide this type of sealing and insulation.
Blown-In insulation – another option for the attic
Another viable product option for the attic is “Blown-In” insulation. Affordable for most project budgets, this product is available in fiberglass or cellulose. It’s “fluffy” in composition, and is designed to prevent air from moving around, making it very efficient for the attic space. “Blown-In” insulation (also referred to as loose fill) is fire-resistant, rodent resistant, and mold resistant. It’s installed with specialized equipment, blown throughout the attic space, and dispersed evenly so that density is uniform. In fiberglass or cellulose, this application is ideal for topping up any existing insulation that is already in place in the attic.
In the attic, “Blown-In” insulation will increase R-Value, creating an effective “thermal blanket”. It’s a cost effective application, and suitable for most project budgets. Overall, attic coverage is satisfactory, and the entirety of the space is blanketed - wooden beams; wiring and cables; and all the HVAC ducting.
The “hybrid” install from Great Northern Insulation
For many homeowners, the team at GNI will recommend a “hybrid” install for the attic. This is an installation that incorporates both insulation products mentioned above – the spray foam product and the “Blown-In” product in one application. And with inherent advantages of both products, the results are excellent. Spray foam insulation can be combined with either the cellulose product or the fiberglass product, but regardless of the combination, it’s the ultimate approach to attic insulation. The spray foam will provide the very best sealing and coating, while the “Blown-In” insulation provides excellent dollar value for the project.
Where an attic project requires insulation removal and replacement, GNI may recommend a “hybrid” install. It means removing the existing insulation completely, choosing the best product combination, and installing the products to ensure optimum performance. The results are almost immediately noticeable.
For homeowners planning on attic insulation in La Salle, or in the surrounding communities, the experts at Great Northern Insulation can do it all – with quality products, superior installation, and professional advice. GNI ensures that the job is done right the first time around. GNI provides a product warranty on everything that’s installed; a customer guarantee on every installation; and troubleshooting in the event of a problem, issue or complaint. Simply put, Great Northern Insulation is committed to 100% customer satisfaction – and even if it means repair work or replacement. For the homeowner, attic insulation is one of the better home improvement projects. The seasonal savings on utilities are measurable in winter and summer; the long term savings make the project cost worthwhile; and the so-called “payback” period is reasonable.