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How Do I Remove Insulation?

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When it comes to insulation removal, the first thing to ask is whether it’s necessary. For the team at Great Northern Insulation, insulation removal goes step by step - first, assessing if removal is required; second, assessing the amount of work; and third, providing options for re-insulating. For the average homeowner, its important to understand that insulation is not a DIY project.

Under certain conditions, removing insulation may be hazardous, especially for the amateur. For example, in some old homes the insulation may have contained asbestos or vermiculite. Today, these are considered harmful and dangerous, and professional removal is recommended. For GNI this type of insulation removal necessitates special clean-up equipment and thorough disposal.

By any definition, insulation removal requires expertise. GNI crews are trained and experienced. They use advanced vacuum equipment and a specialized disposal system to ensure a complete clean up. Simply put, the average homeowner is not properly prepared to handle the job. More importantly, with the potential health risks, this is work that is best left to the professionals.

While it’s true that “do-it-yourself” options are accessible today, insulation removal is far better handled by the experts, even with the inherent project costs. The work is labour-intensive and time-consuming, with many uncertainties during the removal process - everything from animal waste, to mildew deposits, to mold infiltration – none of which figure well for the amateur.

Inasmuch as Great Northern Insulationspecializes in insulation removal, the next steps are also important. Here, proper repairs and re-insulating will be essential in ensuring the best possible outcomes. From sealing, to insulation, to ventilation, it’s all part of a “system” that will make for better energy efficiency in the home, and more comfort indoors from one season to the next.

Whatever the scope of the project, Great Northern Insulation always warranties their work and all of the products that are installed.

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Lowes

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.

Homestars

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! 

GreenGuard

The GREENGUARD®
Gold Certification promise

GREENGUARD® Gold Certification ensures the strictest criteria for low-level chemical emissions. Certified products are safe for individuals with sensitivities (children/elderly) and safe for use in school environments and health-care facilities. The product certification is widely recognized by the LEED Rating System (Leadership in Energy/Environmental Design).

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ECOLOGOTM:
Multi-attribute product certification

ECOLOGOTM is an accredited sign of environmental performance – holistic – green – sustainable - and compliant with strict, third party standards. Life cycle criteria for product certification may include manufacturing and operations; health and environment; product materials and performance; and product innovation, development, and management.

3M

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).

Baeumler

Baeumler ApprovedTM
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

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.

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