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Building a New Home? Make Sure the Contractor Installed Proper Insulation

June 20, 2016

One of the most common questions homeowners ask when building a new home is what type of insulation to install. Then, the follow-up question is whether Spray Foam Insulation is the best product to go with. Today, many professionals are recommending SFI as the best product, with the best performance, and the best long-term benefits. In a newly constructed home, it's an all-in-one application that seals and insulates better than any comparable product on the market. Insulation professionals install SFI because it ensures energy-efficiency for the building envelope. Once applied, it seals the space effectively; it provides the highest R-Value rating per inch; and it adds structural strength wherever installed. The SFI product also performs as an air barrier and vapour barrier in one, without the need to install separate barriers. With Spray Foam Insulation, even hard-to-reach spots like joints, corners and crevices are coated and sealed tight. In a new home, SFI can be sprayed into a variety of areas throughout the building structure. And because walls and ceilings aren't yet finished, the application process is made much easier. Highly specialized equipment is used to spread the foam as a liquid, after which it expands into place, and hardens as a dense blanket of insulation. The finished space is airtight, impenetrable to any moisture, and insulated more effectively than any product or combination of products. The long-term benefits of Spray Foam Insulation are as effective in any size home, including new builds, renovations, and retrofits. Best of all, one install does it all: improving energy efficiency throughout the home; enhancing air circulation and indoor air quality; and allowing the heating and cooling system to better perform. A home insulated with SFI will have lower energy bills from one season to the next, making for noticeable annual savings on heating and cooling. Whether it's new construction or not, Spray Foam Insulation requires a professional touch for the best results. At Great Northern Insulation, installers are highly trained and equally experienced. GNI install teams always do it right: meeting industry standards; working to code; and following manufacturer specifications. As a company, GNI assures complete customer satisfaction on every project, with sound warrantees on brand name products and on all of the workmanship. For Great Northern Insulation, SFI has become the product-of-choice in many applications. But even the best product on the market requires expertise to perform at full potential. A second-rate installation will not deliver long-term performance, and will not deliver the advertised benefits. At GNI, SFI installation crews are both licensed and certified - they prepare the jobsite properly; they use the appropriate safety gear; and above all, they protect occupants and residents. With regard to project cost, Spray Foam Insulation is considered a premium product compared to other options. However, the product attributes are outstanding, making for a project investment that is very worthwhile. Professionally installed, SFI will normally last a lifetime. The installation will not need replacement or replenishment. Importantly, the long term return-on-investment makes good economic sense, and provides a relatively short "pay-back" period.

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Great Northern Insulation - Better Business Bureau Profile.


Best of 2017

From reputation to responsiveness, HomeStars consistently ranks Great Northern Insulation at better than 95% for customer satisfaction. Thanks to everyone for the great ratings! 

HomeStars 2018

Best of 2018

For the second year in a row, HomeStars consistently ranks Great Northern Insulation at better than 95% for customer satisfaction. Thank you again to everyone!

Homestars Best of 2019 Award

Best of 2019

For the third year in a row, HomeStars ranked Great Northern Insulation at better than 95% for customer satisfaction.

Homestars Best of 2020 Award

Best of 2020

For four years now, HomeStars has ranked Great Northern Insulation at better than 95% for customer satisfaction.

Homestars Best of 2021 Award

Best of 2021

HomeStars has ranked Great Northern Insulation as a company that goes above and beyond in every aspect of business for the year of 2021.

Homestars Best of 2022 Award

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HomeStars has ranked Great Northern Insulation as a company that goes above and beyond in every aspect of business for the year of 2022.


GNI is the Authorized & Trusted Insulation and Air Sealing Installer for Lowe’s

Enenrgy Savers

Energy Saving

Energy saving and energy efficiency is easier than one might think. Great Northern Insulation helps to identify performance issues, while taking advantage of improvement opportunities.

100% Canadian

100% Canadian

Great Northern Insulation is recognized as Canada's largest full-service insulation contractor. GNI is 100% Canadian owned, proudly serving Ontario customers since 1980.

Foam Masters

Do it right the first time
- with foam mastersTM

WALLTITE® ECO™ is a high-performance system, professionally installed by certified and approved specialists. Its C.C.M.C. approved (Canadian Construction Materials Centre) - with product quality guaranteed - and with installation by highly trained experts with the technical know-how to do the job right, the first time.

Insulthane Extreme

Insulthane® Extreme

For the ultimate in high performance spray foam insulation, Insulthane® Extreme is the professional choice for residential, commercial, and industrial application. With improved thermal performance over other products, Insulthane® Extreme has an exceptionally low Global Warming Potential (GWP). Considered environmentally friendly, this next generation spray foam insulation is non-ozone depleting, and exceeds specifications of other HFC product alternatives.


3MTM products.
Quality + Performance = Savings

3MTM energy-saving products are designed to keep warm air in, and cold air out, while keeping energy bills down. Products optimize energy efficiency in buildings and homes; improve indoor environment for occupants; and effect the reduction of seasonal energy costs. 3M products are authorized for LEED credits (Leadership in Energy/Environmental Design).


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Professional, Certified and Insured

Baeumler ApprovedTM gives you peace of mind when connecting with contractors, trades and home service providers. All Baeumler Approved members have demonstrated high quality work for customers and other trade professionals. Members must also have Workers Compensation, liability insurance of at least $1,000,000 and prove professional certification.

Holmes and Holmes

Holmes and Holmes


Mike Holmes and his son Mike Jr. (MJ) convert MJ’s bachelor bungalow into a two-storey home for MJ and his girlfriend Lisa. Choosing the newest materials and build techniques, the father and son team follow Mike’s famous motto – “Make it right.” The show can be watched on HGTV and DIY Network.


Enbridge Incentives

The Energy Conservation Program provides incentives of up to $1,600 to customers who achieve energy efficiency and fuel savings – and Great Northern Insulation can pave the way.


Great Northern Insulation proudly abides by a renovation-specific Code of Conduct set by RenoMark™.


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The GNI crew have been featured installing insulation on Love It or List It - have you seen our logo in an episode?

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