GTA & Surrounding Area

Is There Such A Thing As Too much Attic Insulation?

Published on February 19, 2020

Attic insulation is usually out-of-sight, so the benefits are often unnoticed by homeowners. A well-insulated attic actually makes a big contribution to a residential home – from saving on energy consumption, to maintaining seasonal comfort, to regulating indoor temperature.

With attic insulation, there’s sometimes a question about having the “right amount”. Clearly, a home can be under-insulated, and across Canada there are many millions of homes in this category. But can there be too much insulation in the attic space? Well, in some cases – yes.

Can you have too much attic insulation?

In general, the more insulation you have, the better. But there may also be a point where professionals consider it to be “too much.” A home that is over-insulated and tightly sealed may create unintentional problems. That’s why the attic space has to work as a “system”.

For example, without the proper attic ventilation, an over-insulated space causes moisture to build up, which then compromises insulation performance and even causes mold growth. Attic ventilation allows warm air to vent, while preventing condensation and ice damming.

How much insulation should there be?

Insulation performance is measured in R-Values – it’s the ability of the insulation material to resist heat flow. Typically, the higher the R-Values, the better the thermal performance. In attics, it’s recommended to install R-38 (10 to 16 inches of material, depending on type).

Along with proper air sealing and air ventilation, the attic is the best place to enhance your insulation performance. There will be a dramatic improvement in home comfort, and very noticeable improvement in energy efficiency. As well, there will be annual energy savings.

Attic ventilation and insulation upgrades from the professionals at EcoComfort

Any professional will tell you that it’s counter-productive to fully insulate the attic without ventilating the space. Proper ventilation is simply a must for insulation to perform. For the experts at EcoComfort, installing roof vents goes hand-in-hand with installing insulation.

Because every home is unique, we install custom ventilation to suit the space. Along with high quality insulation materials, we ensure that appropriate ventilation components are installed – from soffit vents, to rafter vents, to ridge vents, to turbines, and even solar vents.

In Toronto and throughout the GTA, EcoComfort are the attic specialists

For homeowners in Toronto and the GTA, EcoComfort specializes in residential attics, with a comprehensive approach designed to deliver results. We upgrade your attic insulation; we remove aging attic insulation; and we install effective attic ventilation components.

With upgraded insulation, homeowners save money on seasonal utilities, and enjoy a more comfortable home throughout the year. And with improved attic ventilation, the attic space performs like an effective “system”. Overall, it means huge savings on annual energy bills.

At EcoComfort, our in-house insulation professionals do it right, providing an unmatched level of service, along with the highest quality of workmanship. Find out more at 416-333-4554 and ask for a FREE quote. You can also request information about attic insulation in Toronto and the GTA region with our ONLINE FORM.

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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