Whitby Basement Insulation Contractors

The main area of a home in Whitby  that can let in air from outside into your home is your attic. This is also the main place where insects and animals can infest without you noticing before it is too late. The best to prevent both of these problems is to have the proper sealing done in your attic. This will mainly involve insulating the entire area properly with the most advanced method of insulation that is available right now. The following is the best option of insulation for any type house that has an attic:

Attic And Wall Insulation

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Foam insulation is a new type of insulation being used a lot in Whitby  that many builders and homeowners alike are beginning to use in replacement of lay-in insulation. Instead of stapling pieces of fiberglass-based traditional insulation, this type is completely sprayed onto the area which guarantees complete coverage. This is also very helpful when it comes to tight spaces that are hard to get to.

Spray Foam Equipment That You Will Need

Urethane Insulation

With summer knocking on the door, it is quite common that homeowners start looking at options to reduce their air conditioning bills. One terrific way of achieving it is to install the spray polyurethane foam (SPF). This insulation offers numerous other advantages like reduced air infiltration which not only lowers energy costs but also improves indoor comfort. However, for it, the house-owners must work in close collaboration with the spray foam insulation specialists to fully understand the product and its implications. The choice of the specialist is also very important here. Below mentioned are some questions which would help you nail the right specialist -

  1. How long have you been in business?
The company that you choose must always be of 6-7 years old and preferably over ten years old. The reason for this is quite simple. Often spray foam insulation start showing problems when they get 4 or 5 years old. Any manufacturer offers warranties for the material cost. Many companies make the mistake of using foam based on price. After 4 to 5 years, they suddenly find an increasing number of customers wanting them to fix their problems. This makes them shut down their business and disappear. Going for a decade old company assures you that they would be giving you quality material and service and would always honor their guarantee.

  1. How often do you work in this area?
Most unreliable spray foam contractors tend to move from state to state in search of jobs. They always hire cheap labor and take up large jobs with low bids. When you contact them with problems, they will put forward a trip charge to resolve the issue. This would prove both inconvenient and expensive. It's best not to go forward with them.

  1. What type of warranty do you offer and what does it cover?
You would obviously want a company that takes full ownership of both the materials and the service and does not let you shoulder the responsibility for mistakes that you have not committed. Thus, it's best to go for a company that offers a lifelong guarantee on materials as well as the labor.

Attic Insulation

Garage Ceiling Insulation

Scenario:

I have just completed an addition to my house. I've heard that blown in insulation is better than batts since covers the joists completely and leaves no open areas. Do you have any do it yourself suggestions?

Solution:

Yes you are correct. Blown in insulation is better that batts when installed properly as it does seal the attic better.

First you need to measure your attic area that you plan on insulating. Most attics require a value of R-30, R-38 or R-49, depending on your climate and location. Once you know the square footage of your attic you can determine how much insulation you'll need by simple looking on the chart located on the bag of insulation.

Before you get started you will need to determine what materials you will need. Assuming your home has recessed lights, ceiling and bathroom fans and eave vents you will need the following tools and materials:

Loose Fill Insulation

Cardboard Baffles

Flashing

Duct Tape

Staple Hammer and Staples

Utility Knife

Ladder

Insulation Blowing Machine (Available at your local rental store)

I've found blowing insulation into the attic is a simple process. Start and the far ends of the attic. Going back and forth make sure its level and smooth. Make sure to get all areas of the attic and don't fill any vents or recessed light areas. Take a tape measure with you and check the levels once in a while. As an example, if your installing an R-38 of fiberglass insulation you would want it to measure 16 inches deep. As you work your way back near the attic access make sure your helper is getting that excess hose out of the way. When you get to about 6 feet from the access hole stop the machine so you can get on the ladder. Once on the ladder finish installing, making sure to bring the level evenly against the dam you previously built.

The final step is to place a piece of batt insulation in the access hole and carefully put the attic hole lid back into place. Now your done! Stay out of that attic as much as possible from this point as loose fill insulation that has been stepped on or crushed looses it's R value.

 


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