Insulation Services

Insulation services in and around Nanaimo, BC need to be top tier with staff understanding the local climate as to prepare adequately for it.

Often many local insulation services lack these skills and prefer to get in and out of a project in order to maximize their time.

This is where we differ as we seek to provide insulation services which are done efficiently and effectively to the point where there is no need for our staff to come back as the job has been completed with such percision.

Insulation in Nanaimo

For those living in Nanaimo it’s a common prediction that summers are short while the winders are long. The temperatures of the summer are comfortable while the winters are challenging due to the snow and rain clouds which keeps the environment cloudy, wet, and very cold. Temperature also alternates between 2 °C to 23 °C but will rarely find itself below -3 °C or above 26 °C.

All things considered, each of these environmental factors means that to properly and adequately insulate a home so that residents or staff are kept in well climate controlled environment need professional consultations and applications.

Our experience in Nanaimo goes back decades with all of our staff being highly familiar what various years weather has brought and what they had to do in professional and personal situations in order to remedy issues with their own heat and cool. All of this culminated experience means that when staff meet with our customers they are getting someone they can relate to and a person who they can trust has been there and produced solutions for their own homes. This is the type of quality we expect to provide our customers so they know when a job is complete, it is completed as one of our professionals would produce for their own home.

Blown Insulation Services

Types of Insulation

Rolls and Batts

This is sometimes known as blankets, are flexible mineral fibre materials produced from fibreglass and rock wool.

They come in a variety of sizes to fit standard wall stud and attic or floor joist spacing: R-13 or R-15 batts can be used in 2 inch × 4 inch walls, whereas R-19 or R-21 products can be used in 2 inch x 6 inch walls.

Foam-in-Place Insulation

To insulate and prevent air leakage, foam-in-place insulation can be blown into walls, on attic surfaces, or under floors.

Small pressurized cans of foam-in-place insulation can be used to seal air leaks around window and door frames, as well as electrical and plumbing penetrations.

Closed-cell and open-cell foam-in-place insulation are the two types available.

Polyurethane is commonly used in both. The high-density cells in closed-cell foam are sealed and filled with a gas that helps the foam expand to fill the gaps around it.

The most effective is closed-cell foam, which has an R-6.2 insulating value per inch of thickness.

Rigid Foam Insulation

Rigid foam insulation is more expensive than rolls and batts or loose-fill insulation, but it works well for exterior wall sheathing, basement wall sheathing, and specific applications like attic hatches.

Foam insulation R-values per inch of thickness range from R-4 to R-6.5, which is up to 2 times greater than most other insulating materials of the same thickness.

Loose-Fill Insulation

Loose-fill insulation is typically constructed of loose fibres or fibre pellets of fibreglass, rock wool, or cellulose.
Special pneumatic equipment should be used to blow it into spaces.

The blown-in insulation easily adapts to odd-sized building cavities and attics with cables, ducts, and pipes, making it ideal for applications where other types of insulation are difficult to install.

Insulation Tips

  • When choosing insulation for your home, consider aspects such as your climate, home design, and budget.
  • To gain more insulation with less thickness, use higher R-value insulation, such as spray foam, on outside walls and cathedral ceilings.
  • Insulating your attic, including the attic trap or access door, is one of the most cost-effective solutions to make your house more comfortable all year.
  • If your attic is properly insulated and sealed but your home still feels drafty and cold in the winter or too hot in the summer, you may need to add insulation to the outer walls. This is more expensive and normally necessitates the use of a contractor, although it may be worthwhile in colder climates.
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