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Does my Attic Insulation Contain Vermiculite Asbestos?

Published on February 17, 2020

In nature, vermiculite is naturally occurring – it’s a mineral that comprises shiny flakes that are light-weight, fire-resistant, and odourless. Over the years, vermiculite has been used in various products, and particularly in attic insulation. If you know that your attic insulation contains vermiculite (or if you suspect this), then you should assume ...

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Why You Should Check Your Attic This Winter

Published on February 12, 2020

Because your attic is out of sight, it’s also one of the least noticeable areas of the home. For most homeowners in Toronto, the attic is an unused part of the house, and thus overlooked. In fact, most homeowners have never even ventured into the attic. Without checking the attic space, there’...

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Signs it’s Time to Remove & Upgrade Attic Insulation

Published on January 22, 2020

For most homeowners, the attic is “out-of-sight” and, therefore, “out-of-mind”. But when energy efficiency issues arise, the questions are usually about insulation. Is there sufficient insulation material? Is the existing insulation performing? Does the attic insulation need to be removed? For homeowners in Toronto, attic insulation is an essential component of ...

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Preventing Attic Mold This Winter Season 

Published on January 15, 2020

Preventing the growth of mold in your attic will also lessen the need for attic mold removal and remediation. The fact is, winter weather can actually increase the likelihood of attic mold, and once the infiltration has taken hold, mold can pose a number of problems (that are often costly). As it is, the attic ...

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What to Do When You Find Mold in Your Attic

Published on January 08, 2020

Mold growth in any part of the home is bad news, but in the attic and roof cavity there’s cause for greater concern. While there’s no need to panic, a mold outbreak in the attic will likely require expert mold removal – especially if the scope of the infiltration is widespread. ...

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Combatting Toronto’s Winter with Cellulose Attic Insulation 

Published on December 17, 2019

When January comes around, Toronto’s frigid winter highlights the inefficiencies that may be present in your attic insulation. With temperatures easily dipping to -20 Celsius, inefficient attic insulation in Toronto can contribute to both heat loss and inconsistent indoor temperatures. Inefficient insulation can make your home quite uncomfortable in winter. More than that, ...

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Signs You May Have Mold in Your Attic

Published on December 06, 2019

With four months of winter right around the corner, it’s an opportune time to make sure that attic maintenance has been addressed. While many homeowners might focus on attic insulation and roof structure, it’s equally important to inspect the attic for mold deposits. A professional assessment of the attic and roof ...

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Winter Proofing Your Roof with Attic Insulation Upgrades

Published on November 14, 2019

In Toronto, where frigid winters can get quite extreme, attic insulation upgrades can make a huge difference. When the temperature dips to -20 Celsius, indoor heat loss and inconsistent heating can make a home very uncomfortable. More than that, if attic insulation is not sufficient enough (or underperforming), then the furnace is working overtime and ...

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What Insulation Should You Use in Your Attic? 

Published on October 15, 2019

If you’ve decided that your home needs an insulation upgrade, then it’s time to find a reputable installer amongst the many insulation contractors in Toronto. Finding a good insulation company in Toronto will ensure the highest standard of workmanship and the highest quality products. Choosing the best attic insulation product for ...

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How Does Attic Insulation Removal Work?

Published on October 04, 2019

Homeowners wondering about attic insulation removal usually have the same question – does my attic insulation need to be completely removed? The fact is, with residential attic insulation removal, it’s not always necessary to remove all of the existing insulation completely. Most attic insulations, particularly in older homes, will settle over the years ...

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