Attic Insulation in St. Thomas, Ontario
If you’re currently shopping for attic insulation in St. Thomas, there are a few things you should consider. It’s important, for example, to choose an insulation product that fits the need. It’s also important to select an insulation contractor that will do a great job. In addition, it’s important for you, as the residential homeowner, to understand the job at hand, and the challenges of that job. As an informed and knowledgeable homeowner, you’ll be making better decisions during the life of the project, and working productively with the insulation contractor that you’ve chosen.
As for choosing a good contractor, it can make a big difference, whether you’re insulating the attic completely, or re-insulating after years of deterioration. In short, it’s wise to choose a contractor that’s well established, reliable and reputable. Great Northern Insulation is Canada’s largest full-service insulation contractor. We are recognized throughout the region for quality products and quality installations. And we always encourage our customers to understand their project - they’ll make better decisions during the project, and will work cohesively with the installation team.
Choosing the right attic insulation product can sometimes be a challenge. With so much advertising and marketing, things can get confusing instead of informative. Every manufacturer tells us that their product is the “best”. Every contractor tells us they are the “best”. But what’s really “best” for you is to hire a contractor that’s reputable – a company that can answer your questions fairly; can provide genuine project options; and can recommend the products and installation that would best suit your job. In other words, a company that considers you, the customer, as the priority.
When you hire Great Northern Insulation, you’re in capable hands from end to end. We focus on the customer’s needs; we address the requisites of the job; we attend to the challenges; and we recommend the appropriate products and installation. The teams at GNI do the job right the first time. And that means a number of things: top-quality products; professional installations; and expert workmanship. Doing it right the first time ensures that the installed products will perform at peak, and will deliver maximum outcomes for the homeowner, short term AND long term.
Every attic insulation project for GNI is comprehensive in nature. We assess the condition of the attic; we provide a detailed summary report; and we recommend the right products and installation for the job. Our recommendations incorporate the physical requisites of the project; the primary aims and objectives; and the working budget. Our efforts are focused on delivering unparalleled customer service wherever possible. And beyond doing the job right the first time, we want our customers to be 100% satisfied – with the work we’ve done and with the results to come.
At GNI, our focus on quality is only surpassed by our commitment to project satisfaction. On every project, regardless of size, we provide the manufacturer’s product warranty. We also provide our own company guarantee on the work we perform. When there’s a problem, we resolve it promptly. When repairs are required, we make the repairs and meet the acceptable industry standards. So if you’re shopping around for attic insulation in St. Thomas, consider hiring the professionals at Great Northern Insulation. You’ll be in good hands from the day we arrive.
Most of our attic insulation projects begin with sealing. Our aim is to seal the attic and make it airtight, so we make sure that every opening, hole, and crack is sealed. When the attic is airtight a number of benefits are derived: in-bound and out-bound air movement is restricted; seasonal energy consumption is reduced; and installed insulation performs at its peak. Working together, sealing and insulating comprise a complete “system” – it’s an attic that’s properly sealed, ventilated, and insulated, and it’s a “system” that delivers energy savings and home comfort simultaneously.
There’s no shortage of insulation products on the market today. In recent years, however, industry professionals have been opting for spray foam insulation as their favorite. When compared to other insulation products, the spray foam product invariably comes out as the best. It’s ideal for the attic because it has more benefits and better R-Value than anything else. And although the spray foam product is considered more costly, the benefits of the installation far outweigh the initial costs: the energy savings are substantial and the long-term homeowner benefits are numerous.
Properly installed, the spray foam product is “sprayed” into the attic cavity with special application equipment. The foam is allowed to spread uniformly, and quickly hardens into a dense coating of thick insulation. A proper application will coat the attic entirely, encasing the wooden crossbeams, plumbing pipes, electric wiring, and HVAC ducts. Spray foam insulation provides higher R-Value than any other product. At the same time, the application performs as an effective air and moisture barrier, preventing the movement and collection of air and moisture throughout the attic.
Another viable product for the attic is “blown-in” insulation. It’s available in fiberglass or cellulose, and is affordable for any project budget. With the specialized equipment, “blown-in” insulation is allowed to settle in the attic and creates a thick “thermal blanket” as it settles. Both fiberglass and cellulose are “fluffy” in nature and are specifically designed to restrict the flow of air in the attic. This insulation product is very well suited for the attic: it has excellent R-Values per inch; it is fire resistant; mold and mildew resistant; and prevents insects and rodents from congregating.
For the insulation experts at GNI, the best approach for the attic is a “hybrid” approach. Installers start with a conventional spray foam application, and follow with a conventional application of “blown-in” insulation. The two products work very well together, providing excellent short term and long-term results. The spray foam is the superb sealer and insulator, while the “blown-in” insulation adds extra R-Value as well as exceptional dollar-value. The experts prefer this “hybrid” approach because it combines the very best in insulation and the very best in dollar-value.