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Choosing The Right Type of Insulation for the Home

Published on September 03, 2020

Choosing The Right Type of Insulation for the Home

Home insulation is much different than other home improvement projects. Unlike a kitchen reno or washroom reno, insulation provides long-term savings on utility year after year. Homeowners considering attic insulation in Toronto are making one of the more cost-effective home upgrades.

Attic insulation, for example, provides excellent return-on-investment as well as other benefits. When a home is well insulated, indoor comfort is enhanced in summer and winter, while heating and air conditioning bills are reduced. In many Ontario regions, the savings are quite dramatic.

There are Many Product Options for Effectively Insulating a Home

While there are many insulation products on the market today, professional installation is the key to success with any product. This is especially true in the attic and roof cavity because the performance of the insulation has a dramatic effect on the entire home.

Homeowners installing attic insulation in Mississauga would do well to choose a product that’s both reliable and cost-effective. With so many older homes having inadequate insulation, it’s important to do this work right and strive for the best long-term results.

Choosing an Insulation Product That’s Ideal for the Attic Cavity

At EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, we recommend blown-in cellulose for insulating the attic. It’s one of the more commonly installed products and has gained quite a good reputation simply because it delivers results.

Blown-in cellulose is fabricated with cellulose from plants and most often combined with recycled papers. It’s a very cost-effective installation, and when professionally installed it provides many years of high performance.

Thermal Performance

Blown-in cellulose has very satisfactory R-Values and is an ideal option for “topping up” existing attic insulation, as long as the insulation is clean and uncontaminated.

Resistance to Fire

Cellulose is specially treated to be fire-resistant. The product prevents the spread of fire and gets high marks during the fire demonstration test (when compared with others).

Effective Coverage

Blown-in cellulose effectively insulates “hard-to-reach” areas like those commonly found in attics. The material effectively fills cavities (much better than insulation batts).

Cost-Effectiveness

Blown-in cellulose requires less installation time than other products. It’s a cost-effective option when compared to other products but still requires a professional install.

Non-Toxic Product

Blown-in cellulose doesn’t contain asbestos, formaldehyde, or any toxic substances. The product is specially treated with boric acid to act as an antiseptic and insecticide.

For Attic Insulation in Toronto and the GTA Choose the Professionals at EcoComfort

At EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, we recommend the installation that best suits the need. We specialize in attic insulation and our product-of-choice is blown-in cellulose. It’s a product that enhances energy efficiency, improves HVAC performance, and provides excellent dollar value.

If you’re shopping for attic insulation in Mississauga or attic insulation in Toronto, contact EcoComfort directly at 416-333-4554 or visit our website at https://www.ecocomfortinsulators.ca. Fill out the online submission form and request a FREE price estimate. One of our insulation professionals will be in touch to discuss your project in detail and provide a FREE price estimate.

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