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A Practical Approach to Insulation Removal in Tecumseh

Insulation removal should begin with a proper inspection of the area.

The right way to manage insulation removal is to begin with a proper inspection. Just by example, older homes will likely have poorly performing insulation, or insulation material that has simply deteriorated over time. A proper inspection will provide a good overview and reveal the scope of removal work needed. For those homeowners thinking about insulation removal in Tecumseh, Great Northern Insulation can offer all of the services. GNI will start with an in-depth inspection, then propose a plan for removing the old insulation, and then offer options for re-insulating.

Since every home is different, insulation removal varies with each one.

Since every home is different, the insulation removal work will also be different. GNI has seen it all over the years. Some projects are problem-free. Some pose various problems. And some are actually hazardous. In addition, most every home requires some degree of repair or retrofit prior to new insulation being installed. Indeed, practically every home needs some improvement when it comes to airtightness and ventilation. Left unattended, these deficiencies can affect the home’s energy efficiency – and that’s a recipe for wasting valuable energy during the winter and summer.

Insulation removal during a home renovation project can save money.

Removing insulation during a home renovation project can save money. When contractors are well coordinated, much of the work can be streamlined, and project savings can be realized. For GNI, insulation removal is systematic. Once an inspection has been completed, the GNI team will establish how much insulation will have to be removed, and how much insulation material can be salvaged. Beyond that, there will be a plan for installing new insulation. For GNI, the principle aim is to enhance energy efficiency throughout the home, reduce energy usage, and save on utilities.

For most insulation removals, it’s recommended to go with an expert.

All things considered, insulation removal is a project best managed by an expert. In short, this work is beyond the competence level of a typical homeowner. The professionals at GNI are well trained and highly skilled. They use powerful vacuum systems, and dispose of waste safely. Once removal and disposal have been completed, GNI readies the space for new insulation materials. This includes repairs or retrofits that are required to meet industry standards. The objective here is to properly prepare the space for best results, once the new insulation has been installed.

When a project budget is tight – the DIY method might be considered.

With a tight project budget, there may be some thought given to a DIY approach for removing old insulation. But for those with little experience, the DIY approach can be very time-consuming and quite challenging. Often, it will take an amateur twice the time as an expert to do the same work. More seriously, insulation removal can be unsafe. There could be contaminated materials. There could be leftover asbestos. And there could even be mold. Whatever it is, insulation removal can be risky work – it’s better left to a professional, with the right experience and expertise.

Repairs or retrofits may be required before installing new insulation.

For homeowners residing in Tecumseh, GNI can provide insulation removal services from start to finish. All of the repair work and retrofit work meets the building code. Newly installed insulation is top-rated, and first quality. And everything is managed professionally. Where necessary, GNI will upgrade ventilation, install an air barrier/vapour barrier, and expedite all required retrofits. Importantly, the space will be air-sealed. This is a project priority for GNI, because an air-sealed space ensures a high level of energy efficiency, as well as reduced annual energy consumption.

An air-sealed space optimizes energy efficiency throughout the home.

Regardless of the size or style of a home, indoor air movement has a direct effect on the indoor space. A home that is properly sealed will manage indoor air movement in a better way. Homes that are properly sealed benefit in a few ways:  indoor air circulation is more balanced; indoor air quality is improved; and energy efficiency is enhanced throughout. For the GNI team, improved energy efficiency depends on a “system” – this is where airtightness, ventilation, and insulation work in tandem to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy use, and lessen annual utility costs.

GNI installations comprise top-rated, top-quality insulation products.

In Tecumseh, Ontario, GNI can offer a number of residential insulation products. One product is blown insulation. Its well suited for a space like the attic, and creates a “thermal blanket” that provides satisfactory R-Value. A cost effective approach, this product is available in fiberglass or cellulose. Another option is fiberglass batt insulation - also good for the attic, and also with good R-Values. Along with a professional installation, both products will deliver measurable results.

For those homeowners who may prefer high performance insulation, the best alternative is Spray Foam Insulation. A single application does much more than any comparable product. SFI seals airtight; it creates a combination air and vapour barrier; and it installs higher R-Values. With a professional application, Spray Foam Insulation will outlast and outperform all the others. Best of all, a finished application will not need any topping up, replenishment, or replacement.

One of the most cost effective insulation methods is the “hybrid” - it combines two products in one installation. Initially, Spray Foam Insulation is applied strategically throughout a given space. Thereafter, blown insulation is installed as a complement to the SFI application. This is a cost-effective methodology that delivers substantial energy savings in both winter and summer. The annual savings on utilities can realistically “pay down” the original project investment.

On every job, regardless of size, GNI strives for customer satisfaction. Insulation products are the best on the market. Product warranties ensure long lasting performance. And every project is company guaranteed. In situations where there may be a problem with the install, GNI makes the necessary repairs, without added cost to the homeowner. For GNI, customer satisfaction is about quality products, superior installations, and great service.

 

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