In an older home, it’s likely that attic insulation has lost some of its performance capacity over the years. In fact, most insulation products will lose their full effectiveness after an average of 15-20 years, and therefore the ability to provide indoor comfort from season to season.
When insulation performance begins to deteriorate, insulation removal and attic insulation upgrades in Vaughan are often the best approach going forward. This is particularly relevant when seasonal energy bills start to skyrocket – it’s a sure sign that energy efficiency requires upgrading.
The truth is, poorly performing insulation doesn’t always mean that removal is required. This is where professional attic inspection services can be valuable. A good attic inspection can determine any insulation deficiencies and recommend viable remedies.
Numerous factors will diminish insulation performance. Eventually, when performance levels aren’t meeting expectations, removal and replacement may be necessary. A comprehensive professional attic inspection will enable you to identify problems with insulation installed throughout the attic space.
These Signs Could Indicate An Attic Insulation Problem:
Some homeowners might undertake a DIY approach when it comes to inspecting the attic. This simply doesn’t compare with a professional inspection. When it comes to spotting insulation deficiencies, professionals know exactly what to look for and where to look. In fact, insulation experts often suggest twice-yearly inspections to keep on top of all types of attic and roof issues. While a professional inspection will determine insulation deficiencies, recommendations will also be made for remedies.
When it comes to removing home insulation, a professional approach is highly recommended. This isn’t the right time for a DIY job. Sometimes, removing insulation is risky, especially if the existing materials are somehow contaminated. Worse still, there could be asbestos material present.
Once removal is complete, specific repairs and retrofits may be required. This is certainly the best time to fix structural issues, improve airtightness in the attic cavity, and install appropriate ventilation. All of these upgrades will ensure maximum energy efficiency when the new insulation is installed.
At EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, we assess your insulation needs, identify areas that need upgrades, and recommend the best products and installations. There’s no question that attic insulation requires a professional approach. This is work that requires product knowledge and installation expertise. At EcoComfort, we do it all – from safe insulation removal to structural repairs to installing brand new products. And our focus is always on high-quality products and quality installation work.
EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting offers a wide range of home insulation services for homeowners in Toronto and the GTA. As a professional attic inspection company, we also provide in-depth attic and roof assessments before any installation work.
To find out more about attic services for your Vaughan home, call one of our in-house experts or send us a message online.
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