As many homeowners know, old attic insulation in Toronto has a tendency to stop providing as many benefits over time. In some cases, the insulation may simply be aging and unproductive. In other cases, the materials could be damaged or even contaminated. Whatever the situation, when it’s time for insulation removal, EcoComfort can provide homeowners with a comprehensive approach that is safe and clean.
We are happy to be serving the GTA and proud to be providing premium cellulose, blown-in insulation to homes throughout the area. The high-performing results of cellulose insulation are evident in many of our customers across Ontario. In many cases, blown-in cellulose insulation offers a better R-Value (insulation performance) than alternative insulation materials leading homeowners to experience good, consistent results for an extended period of time. The many benefits of cellulose, including its exceptional performance and longevity, is urging many homeowners to remove exisitng insulation. Insulation removal is recommended especially if your current insulation is insufficient, deteriorated, old, or worn-out. An attic insulation upgrade may be just what your home needs to operate efficiently.
Our overall approach to insulation removal is not only unique, but highly recommended. With attic insulation removal in Toronto, EcoComfort begins with an in-depth inspection of the space. This allows for an accurate assessment of conditions, including the existing insulation as well as the physical structure. At this stage, our experienced team will determine if insulation removal is required, or if a “topping up” approach will suffice. Beyond insulation, we inspect for air leakage and energy efficiency, where additional retrofitting (air sealing and mechanical ventilation) may be required.
In the attic and roof cavity, EcoComfort recommends insulation removal in a variety of scenarios. In fact, insulation removal is an ideal option when renovations are underway or when retrofitting is being considered. Regardless of the problem, it’s important to do the work right from day one.
With attic insulation removal, a professional approach to removal and insulation upgrades is preferred. The experts at EcoComfort have the right equipment and expertise to ensure that all contaminated materials are eliminated so you cna propect your home and energy efficiency. Removing insulation can be risky and dangerous, particularly if the existing insulation materials are contaminated. Even worse, there could be residual asbestos or other substances.
For the most part, it’s unwise to simply remove old insulation and replace with new materials. Before installing new insulation, EcoComfort will recommend repairs and/or retrofits that may be necessary. For example, most residential attics need to improve airtightness throughout the installation space. More than anything, this will ensure better overall insulation performance.
Because of cellulose insulation’s great lifespan, it is our first choice for most insulation projects. One common question we have from our customers is whether or not new insulation can be installed over the old. This situation often arises in part because of changing building codes. Let’s say you had your attic insulated with cellulose twenty years ago - your insulation may be in perfect shape, but it’s likely only enough to satisfy the building code back then. With today’s improved knowledge of materials, building practices, and our updated building code, that old insulation may not be keeping up with the rest of the changes in your home and life.
Blown in cellulose insulation can easily be used to top up attics that need a bit of help to increase their R Value up to contemporary standards. As long as your old insulation is free of damp, mold, and pests, new cellulose can be blown right over top.
If you need to remove old insulation from your attic, you might be concerned about the cost associated with this kind of renovation project. While each home is different, and each attic has its own needs and quirks, there are a few factors that affect the price of an attic insulation removal:
These varying factors are the reason why we do free assessments and quotes at EcoComfort - this gives you an idea of what sort of work will need to be done, as well as the benefits and positive changes that will come post-removal. It’s those benefits that make attic insulation removal so valuable. Starting with a clean slate brings huge benefits in efficiency, airtightness, and indoor comfort.
Yes! Blown in insulation is one of the best types of insulation in part because it’s so easy to install AND to remove. There are many reasons that you might want to remove your blown in insulation - it may be old, damaged by water or rodents, or you may want to change to a different type of insulation. At EcoComfort, we have the tools and knowledge to safely and efficiently remove blown in insulation with no mess, dust, and with you and your family’s safety in mind.
While we always recommend a professional assessment for an accurate and thorough opinion, taking a quick peek into your attic can tell you a number of things about the state of your insulation. Some things to look out for include:
If you see any of these signs, it’s a good idea to call the EcoComfort team in to have a closer look. We can help to determine the cause of any attic problems and assess the amount of damage present - and, if necessary, let you know what the attic insulation removal cost may be.
Old or damaged insulation will affects your whole home and can create a number of different problems for homeowners. The first sign is usually rising home energy costs - old insulation can’t work effectively and will allow air to leak and heat to escape. Old insulation may also harbour dangerous contaminants like asbestos, a carcinogenic material that was extensively used in home and commercial buildings up until the 90s. It can also off gas or release microfibres that make their way into your indoor air stream, and can be the catalyst for mold growth, which can quickly spread to other areas of your home.
With all these potential problems, a professional assessment and insulation removal by EcoComfort will ensure that any old or contaminated materials are safely removed. Any problems will be identified and fixed before new insulation is installed as well.
A well-insulated attic will save on utilities and ensure more comfort throughout the home. At EcoComfort we only use safe, chemical-free, insulation materials. All our work is guaranteed and for many years of satisfaction.
Providing insulation services in the Greater Toronto Area, our work often exceeds homeowner expectations. From attic ventilation problems to animal damage, to leaky roofs, local homeowners can rely on EcoComfort to manage a project from end to end – and it’s all done with excellent service.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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