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How to Know If Your Attic Insulation Needs an Upgrade

Published on June 04, 2021

How to Know If Your Attic Insulation Needs an Upgrade

Attic insulation has a significant impact on the home. When it's performing at its peak, it does much more than offer indoor comfort in winter and summer. For homeowners upgrading attic insulation in Toronto, energy efficiency will be significantly improved, and annual energy savings will be dramatic.

Because the attic is out of sight in most homes, it’s important to notice some of the tell-tale signs that insulation is losing its effectiveness. Picking up on these indicators will set the stage for making upgrades. For home insulation in Toronto, a comprehensive approach from start to finish is recommended.

 

When was your attic insulation installed?

Most home insulation materials will lose their performance effectiveness over the years. In fact, it’s recommended that attic insulation be replaced every 15 or 20 years. This is the typical life cycle for most insulation products as they incrementally lose their capacity to provide thermal protection.

Because every home is different, attic insulation will degrade for different reasons and at a different pace. In some cases, there may be increasing air leakage. In some cases, animals or other pests may have contaminated the insulation material. And finally, there may be mold growing throughout.

Addressing Energy Efficiency Problems

When winter heating bills are unusually high, it’s a sign that attic insulation isn’t performing. The same applies to summer cooling. In short, high heating and cooling bills are a sure sign that insulation is performing poorly. This will also manifest with inconsistent temperatures throughout the home.

An energy audit (or attic inspection) can easily determine whether your home is as energy efficient as it should be. A good audit will identify all types of performance issues and will recommend practical remedies for improvement. The best option for an audit or inspection is to work with an expert.

Typical Signs of Insulation Deficiencies 

When your attic insulation is performing inadequately, there are obvious signs and symptoms. And while not every sign points to insulation replacement, there may be a need for significant upgrades.

  • some rooms are too warm – some too cold
  • indoor room temperatures tend to fluctuate
  • air moisture (and humidity) seem excessive
  • unusually cold surface on the interior walls
  • freezing plumbing pipes during the winter

For Quality Attic Insulation in Toronto Count on EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting

Homeowners considering upgrades to their home insulation in Toronto can count on the experts at EcoComfort for the highest quality products and superior installations. Our team of home insulation professionals does it all from start to finish. We offer comprehensive attic inspections, complete insulation removal, and installation of new products.

When our work is complete, your home will be more comfortable and more energy-efficient. We install chemical-free, Canadian-approved insulation materials, and all of our work is guaranteed. In Toronto and throughout the GTA, our aim is to provide complete customer satisfaction, regardless of the scope of work. That includes both products and installation.

To find out how you can imrpove your home's energy-efficiency with an attic insulation upgrade, contact the attic experts at EcoComfort today! 

Why Choose Us

EcoComfort We Are Attic Service Experts

We Are Attic Service Experts

We are experts in attic insulation, attic ventilation, attic mould prevention and remediation, and attic disinfection. Our quality products are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and safe for indoor use. Meaning you won’t ever have to vacate your home. Our attention to detail is unmatched.

EcoComfort We Save You Money

We Save You Money

All of our insulation products are Canadian-made and carefully screened to meet rigid quality standards. We don’t sacrifice the quality of our product, we stand by our work, and we offer a warranty on all of our services.

EcoComfort We Provide All-In-One Services

We Provide All-In-One Services

We offer a wide range of attic and roof services. We have the best and most reliable equipment on the market. Our team of full-time, experienced attic experts can handle every aspect of the job, we never subcontract our jobs.

EcoComfort We Have Unbeatable Customer Service

We Have Unbeatable Customer Service

We make sure that every job is done right from start to finish and that every customer is 100% satisfied. We have a long list of happy customers and have insulated thousands of attics over the years. Our level of experience in this field is unmatched!

EcoComfort We Offer Affordable Pricing & Quality Service, Guaranteed

We Offer Affordable Pricing & Quality Service, Guaranteed

We don’t pay commissions to salespeople. At EcoComfort, there’s no inflated pricing, no hidden fees or surprise costs. We believe in doing the job efficiently the first time around. We never compromise on quality; our work is always guaranteed.

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