A thorough attic inspection will take a serious look at all of the physical elements that are contained in the attic and roof cavity. This would include the home’s overall ventilation; the condition of existing insulation materials, and all of the structural components.
The whole idea with an attic inspection is to identify problem areas before they become big problems. It’s the best way to identify air leaks, mold growth, and moisture conditions. And it’s the most effective way to assess why energy bills are higher than they should be.
Choosing a DIY approach for attic inspection might be an option for some homeowners, but nothing can compare to an inspection expert who has the tools, experience and expertise. Simply put, attic insulation professionals know where to look and know what to look for. Indeed, the attic should be inspected periodically just from a maintenance point of view. It’s a good way to diagnose potential problems and therefore avoid costly repairs once the damage is done. Some professionals recommend inspecting twice a year (spring and fall).
There are certain things that professionals include as part of a comprehensive attic inspection. All of these components should be addressed and documented in order to provide the homeowner with a good overview, and a good plan of action.
In most parts of Canada, extreme weather conditions persist in summer and winter. It means that attic insulation must provide both indoor comfort and energy efficiency. Whatever the insulation product installed, the condition and performance of the material should be checked seasonally.
Because attic insulation is rated with an R-Value, a qualified attic inspector can determine if you insulation is doing its job properly or if upgrades and retrofits may be required.
The idea is to optimize performance so that winter heating costs and summer cooling costs are managed.
In Toronto and throughout the GTA, EcoComfort Insulation and Contracting provides professional attic inspection services with a team of highly experienced attic and roof specialists. Our in-house team will assess the condition of your attic, report on the problem areas discovered, and recommend options for improving performance and energy efficiency throughout. At EcoComfort Insulation, we do it all – from attic and roof inspections; to old insulation removal, to installing attic ventilation, to upgrading insulation, to professional roof leak repairs.
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