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Reasons Smart Homeowners Replace Home Insulation in Toronto

August 21, 2017

Clearly, there are countless reasons for homeowners to replace home insulation in Toronto - every home is different, and every homeowner has different priorities. For many, improving energy efficiency in the home is a big priority. Year over year, it means lower utility bills for heating and air conditioning – and that by itself is a worthwhile investment. For others, replacing insulation might be about damage in the attic or poorly performing insulation materials. The fact is, whatever the reason, replacing insulation will have both short-term and long-term benefits.

Upgrading R-Values in the home

One very good reason for homeowners to replace home insulation in Toronto is to upgrade R-Values. Most homes could actually use this improvement, because the existing insulation has deteriorated or because it was never good enough. With newly installed insulation, there are fewer drafts, less heat loss in winter, and less heat penetration in summer.

High heating and/or cooling bills

In every North American home, heating and air conditioning are major contributors to monthly utility bills. When those utility bills are higher than reasonable, it would be a good idea for homeowners to replace home insulation in Toronto. High utility bills are signs that insulation is not performing. Newly installed insulation will reduce heating/cooling costs.

Room temperatures inconsistent

Inconsistent room temperatures could result from insulation that is simply inadequate (either the materials or the installation). This can happen in summer and winter, where air leakage and poor ventilation cause “hot spots” and “cold spots” throughout the house. These dynamics are another good reason for homeowners to replace home insulation in Toronto.

Infestation of the attic insulation

It’s not uncommon for attic insulation (even basement insulation) to be infested with insects and pests, let alone rodents. In these types of situations, the nature and extent of an infestation needs to be addressed and properly remediated. Beyond that, damaged materials must be replaced – this is an essential reason for homeowners to replace home insulation in Toronto.

Leaky roof and water damage

Leaks in a roof are usually associated with water damage throughout the attic, including damage to the installed insulation. Worse still, deteriorating insulation materials can often lead to mold, especially where water damage has spread. Here, the only option is to make appropriate repairs, and continue with the replacement (complete or partial) of insulation materials.

Old and aging home insulation

Insulation that was installed in an older home is most assuredly in need of improvement. The materials were probably lower quality than today’s materials. The space was probably not air sealed for added performance. And the materials have deteriorated in some way over the years. Replacing the old insulation will have a big effect on energy efficiency/consumption.

While some homeowners might entertain the idea of DIY insulation, there is nothing that can compare with a professional approach. With Great Northern Insulation, removal and replacement of home insulation is comprehensive - repairs and retrofits are made; new insulation is high quality; and every installation is to code. To find out more, call the experts at Great Northern Insulation at 1-800-265-1914, or visit the company’s website at www.gni.ca .

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