The Key to Home Comfort is Finding the Right Insulation Company in Toronto
Published on May 31, 2018
Your home’s insulation is the key to maintaining a comfortable temperature all year round. Fully functioning insulation also helps control energy costs by keeping heated or cooled air inside the home. When considering an insulation company in Toronto to replace or upgrade broken or non-functioning material, you should consider things like experience and reputation for the best possible job.
Why hire a professional insulation company over a DIY approach?
While a DIY approach might save you some money on some home improvement projects, home insulation is better left to a professional contractor. To begin with, a home insulation project should start with a professional inspection and assessment. This will ensure that the most cost-effective options are offered for product and installation.
Because every home is different, insulation options will depend on a number of factors. With an in-depth inspection, a professional contractor can identify various repairs and/or retrofits that might be required prior to installing new insulation. As for installation, a professional can recommend the right product (or products) to suit the pre-requisites.
At EcoComfort, we’ll offer viable insulation options to ensure long term home energy efficiency and long-term cost savings on heating and cooling bills. We specialize in residential installations, so we understand the nuances of the building structure. This level of expertise sets us apart from others who might offer you only the most basic experience.
As home insulation professionals, EcoComfort focuses on the big picture. That means considering all of the various components – thermal protection, energy efficiency, sound dampening, and indoor air quality. We also address any mechanical problems and provide the proper remedies. It’s probably why we have so many repeat and referral customers.
Hiring an insulation company in Toronto that understands residential installations
Older GTA and surrounding home may require upgrading or replacement of attic and wall insulation which is critical in the efficient heating and cooling of the home. Contractors and installers that have extensive experience in residential type properties understand the unique insulation needs of homes. From the basement to the attic, homes require a special expertise to deliver the best possible insulation job using specific approved materials and certified methods of installation. Professional providers will use the latest tools and equipment ensuring the most thorough install and safe removal of old insulation material.
Choose an insulation company in Toronto with a solid reputation for performance
The internet provides a powerful tool for consumers to choose the best possible products and services for their needs. The same goes for insulation companies and a quick search can reveal a host of reviews and comments. Local contractors with strong and positive reputations can easily be found through a few clicks in an online search. Word of mouth is also an excellent way to source out insulation installers. Friends and family can offer honest and unbiased recommendations based on personal experience with the installer.
A professional insulation company in Toronto can offer a variety of options and services suited for your home’s needs
Every home has its own unique insulation needs. Some designs require more in wall material or basement padding. Many homes do not have attic insulation which is a major cause of air loss, increased energy consumption and HVAC system wear and tear. Experienced insulation installers will provide detailed assessments and custom solutions to completely insulate your home and reduce your energy costs. Professional installers who have extensive experience are the best choice for homeowners looking for a seamless and stress free experience upgrading and installing home insulation.
Different types of insulation for different parts of the home
Professional installers in residential insulation have access to different types of insulation material with different installation options including:
- Fiberglass material that is shapeable and is ideal for installation inside wall frames and exposed basement and cellar walls
- Expandable spray foam insulation which is blown in and fills cracks and crevices and is applied in oddly designed areas such as attics
Some homes may use both types of material to create a tight seal between the outside and inside the home. Attics may not usually be insulated and is a home’s hot spot for escaping heated or cooled air.
What types of services do the professionals at EcoComfort offer?
At EcoComfort, we are attic specialists. We understand residential homes and we understand how to provide a cost-effective installation, using the right product for the job. We guarantee every project.
For attic insulation upgrades, EcoComfort often recommends blown-in cellulose or blown-in fiberglass. Both are ideal for the attic, each with their own unique advantages. Cellulose and fiberglass have quite similar R-Values, although cellulose has superior density. Whatever product you choose, a professional installation is recommended – it will ensure a quality approach from end to end.
EcoComfort uses only the highest quality insulation products. Our installers blow insulation material into the attic space and ensure a thermal “blanket” that is uniform and consistent. Using specialized equipment, the cellulose (or fiberglass) provides an effective insulation envelope, with coverage that protects all of the gaps, cracks and crevices throughout the attic and roof cavity.
With EcoComfort, you’re assured of a step-by-step approach to insulation removal. We begin with an in-depth inspection of your existing insulation and the physical condition of the attic and roof. Our team will determine whether complete insulation removal is necessary or if a “top up” will do. We also inspect for air leaks and water leaks, each of which may require repairs/retrofits.
Eco Comfort provides insulation removal that is comprehensive. We use state-of-the-art equipment and dispose of all waste material safely. We also specialize in decontamination, in the event that there is animal waste or insect infestation. We make every effort to properly prepare the attic space so that new insulation material can be installed for long-term home energy performance.
Attic ventilation is essential for optimal insulation performance. It is counter-productive to insulate an attic without providing ventilation. Eco Comfort assesses your situation and offers several options.
Low profile vents are basic roof vents, without moving parts, that allow rising warm air and moisture to vent outside. These so-called “box vents” perform effectively when installed close to the roof edge.
Static ridge vents, also without moving parts, are installed along the length of a roof’s ridge. When combined with soffit vents, ridge vents allow for even temperature distribution throughout the attic.
Soffit vents provide incoming air into the attic and roof. Soffit vents are the most effective ventilation system when installed in conjunction with ridge vents – this creates a complete ventilation system.
Power vents are motorized and designed to vent hot air and moisture from the attic. Electrically powered, these units operate quietly, while doing a very effective job of ventilating the roof/attic.
Rafter vents keep soffit vents clear, allowing outside air to move in and out of the attic. In a complete ventilation system, rafter vents are strategically placed not to adversely affect installed insulation.
What’s the criteria for choosing a good insulation company?
Attic insulation is a big home improvement project, so choosing a good contractor can make a big difference in the end. For instance, EcoComfort specializes in residential installation, which allows for a better understanding of project needs and allows for practical remedies to be recommended.
Also important for homeowners is an insulation contractor who can suggest different product options and installations that will accommodate the project budget. With EcoComfort, residential homeowners are assured of options that will stay on budget, while delivering the very best return-on investment.
A reputable contractor will also provide installers who are trained, certified, and insured. This is an assurance that all work performed will meet industry standards and will be reliably carried out in a safe manner for both workers and home occupants. At EcoComfort, projects are suitably insured.
On the job, a good contractor will address your needs and provide answers to questions asked. In an effort to provide complete customer satisfaction, EcoComfort puts extra emphasis on customer input. In this way, installers can better provide solutions that meet the specific needs of the job at hand.
As a homeowner, your insulation contractor should be looking at the “big” picture when providing services. With EcoComfort, it means that all things are considered – insulation performance, energy efficiency, air circulation, and even sound dampening – it’s a complete system that works together.
Why choose EcoComfort as your insulation contractor?
When it comes to attic insulation, you want the work to be done right the first time. As industry professionals, EcoComfort installs the highest quality products, according to the manufacturer’s specifications, and following the building code. This is the way to ensure long term peak performance.
While we encourage you to shop around, we’re also confident that our quality approach is unmatched in the industry. All of our installations are warrantied and guaranteed, so that customers feel confident with the project results. Our objective is to ensure complete customer satisfaction for years to come.
EcoComfort is your preferred insulation company in Toronto
EcoComfort is your first choice for home and attic insulation upgrades and installations. Having performed many different types of residential installations, EcoComfort has the experience you can rely on to get the job done and within budget. Contact EcoComfort today for an estimate for your home.