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Types Of Insulation
We understand how important it is to keep your home warm and energy-efficient during the cold winter, and we’re here to help.
Insulation Nanaimo provides various insulation options to meet your specific needs and budget. Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you in selecting the best insulation for your home.
- Fiberglass insulation: A popular and cost-effective material made from recycled glass typically installed in attics, walls, and floors. It’s a good option for those looking for a low-cost solution.
- Cellulose Insulation: This insulation is made from recycled newspapers and is an excellent choice for those who care about the environment. It’s also a low-cost option installed on walls, attics, and floors.
- Spray Foam Insulation: This insulation is an excellent choice for those looking for a more efficient insulation solution. When applied as a liquid, it expands to fill gaps and cracks, resulting in a tight seal and high insulation value. It’s an excellent soundproofing material for hard-to-reach areas like walls and attics.
- Rockwool insulation: Made from rocks and minerals and is an excellent choice for fire-resistant and non-toxic insulation. It is typically installed in walls and attics and is a low-cost option.
Insulation for Specific Areas
- Attic Insulation: Keeping warm air inside your home during winter requires a properly insulated attic. To ensure that your attic is adequately insulated, we offer various insulation options, including fiberglass, cellulose, and spray foam.
- Wall Insulation: Your walls can significantly reduce energy bills while making your home more comfortable. We offer fiberglass, cellulose, and spray foam insulation to ensure that your walls are properly insulated.
- Floor Insulation: Insulating your floors can help keep your home warm while lowering energy bills. We provide fiberglass and cellulose insulation to ensure your floors are properly insulated.
- Basement and crawl space insulation: Insulating your basement or crawl space can help keep your home warmer while lowering energy costs. We offer fiberglass and spray foam insulation to ensure that your basement or crawl space is adequately insulated.
- Garage Insulation: Insulating your garage can help keep it warmer and lower energy costs. We offer fiberglass and spray foam insulation to ensure that your garage is insulated correctly.
Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly crucial for homeowners as energy costs continue to rise and environmental concerns become more urgent. You can reduce your energy bills, improve your home’s comfort, and reduce your carbon footprint by making your home more energy efficient. Residential insulation is one of the most effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
Insulation is a low-cost solution for keeping warm air inside during the winter and cool air inside during the summer. Proper insulation can save up to 30% on heating and cooling costs. Insulation can also help improve your home’s indoor air quality by reducing drafts and noise pollution. Insulation is a simple and effective way to make your home more energy efficient, and it’s an excellent long-term investment.
Energy Audits and Assessments: Our experts will conduct an in-depth energy audit of your home to determine where you’re losing energy and where insulation is required. We will send you a detailed report with recommendations for improving your home’s energy efficiency.
Air Sealing: Air leaks can account for a significant portion of your home’s energy loss. Our team will use advanced techniques to seal any gaps or cracks in your walls, windows, and doors, allowing warm air to remain inside your home.
Ventilation: Proper ventilation is critical for maintaining healthy indoor air quality and lowering energy costs. Our team will evaluate your home’s ventilation requirements and provide a tailored solution.
Insulation R-Values: Insulation R-value refers to a material’s thermal resistance and is an important consideration when selecting an insulation solution. Our team will work with you to choose the appropriate insulation with the proper R-value for your specific needs.
Energy Tax Credits: In British Columbia, homeowners can take advantage of energy tax credits to offset the cost of energy-efficient upgrades such as insulation. We can help you take advantage of these credits and save money on your energy bills.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my home needs more insulation?
Drafts are another sign that your home may require additional insulation. If you can feel cold air coming in through windows and doors, or if your floors feel cold, it could indicate that your insulation is inadequate. Holding a lit candle or incense stick near windows, doors, and other draft-prone areas can help you detect drafts. A draft could be indicated if the flame or smoke flickers.
Examining the condition of your current insulation is another way to determine whether your home requires more insulation. Insulation that is old, damaged, or compressed may no longer provide adequate coverage. If you can see through your insulation, it’s usually a sign that it’s insufficient.
If you suspect that your home requires more insulation, you should have a professional energy assessment performed. An energy auditor can evaluate your home’s insulation and other factors that affect energy efficiencies, such as air leaks and ventilation. They will give you a detailed report with recommendations for improving your home’s energy efficiency, including the amount and type of insulation required. They can also assist you in identifying draft-prone areas of your home, such as the attic, walls, and floors.
Keep in mind that building codes and recommended R-values may have changed since your house was built, so make sure your home’s insulation meets current standards.
In addition to improving energy efficiency, proper insulation in your home can improve comfort by reducing drafts and unwanted noise. It can also help reduce your carbon footprint by lowering the energy required to heat and cool your home.
How does insulation help to improve energy efficiency?
Proper insulation can help you save up to 30% on your heating and cooling costs. Insulation not only reduces energy consumption but also helps to improve home comfort by reducing drafts and unwanted noise.
Insulation also contributes to energy efficiency by creating a tight seal around your home, and this aids in the prevention of air leaks, which can account for significant energy loss. Insulation helps to keep warm air inside your home during the winter and cool air inside during the summer by sealing gaps and cracks in your walls, windows, and doors.
Furthermore, insulation improves indoor air quality by reducing drafts and moisture, which can cause mold and mildew. This contributes to your family’s healthy indoor environment.
Can I install insulation myself or do I need to hire a professional?
Inhaling the particles that make up insulation, such as fiberglass and cellulose, can lead to various respiratory issues. When working with insulation materials, it is essential to outfit oneself with protective gear such as gloves and a mask. In addition, installing insulation requires particular tools and equipment, and if you have yet to receive the appropriate training, you might need to learn how to use them securely.
In addition, professional residential insulation contractors like ourselves receive training to identify and seal any potential air leaks, which is an essential step in preventing drafts and increasing energy efficiency. We also have experience working with various building codes and regulations, which enables them to ensure that your insulation is correctly installed and complies with all of the requirements.
Suppose you are interested in using any government incentives or tax credits. In that case, hiring a professional insulation contractor like Insulation Nanaimo to install your home’s insulation is also beneficial. To be eligible for the tax credits offered, the insulation must be installed by our trained and qualified professionals.
Does insulation have any impact on indoor air quality?
Residential insulation can make your home a more tranquil and relaxing place for you and your family to spend time in by lowering the noise pollution caused by traffic and other outside sources. Insulation also helps to lessen the load on your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, which in turn reduces the likelihood that costly repairs and maintenance will be required.
It is also important to consider the insulation materials used in your home because certain insulation materials can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can negatively impact the air quality inside a building. When considering insulation and the air quality inside a building, one option that should be considered is using materials that emit low or no levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Is there any insulation that is both fire and soundproof?
Insulation made of mineral wool is one of the various options available. It is known for its ability to withstand fire because it is constructed from fire-resistant natural materials like basalt and slag. It is also an effective sound insulator and can help reduce the amount of noise transferred from one room to another or from sources outside the building.
Spray foam insulation is another type of insulation that can be used. This particular type of insulation can be sprayed directly onto the walls, floors, and ceilings. Spray foam insulation is known for having a high R-value and the ability to fill even the most minor gaps and cracks. Because of these qualities, spray foam insulation is an effective barrier against fire and sound.
Insulation made of fiberglass can also be treated with chemicals that have fire-retardant properties. These treatments provide a level of fire resistance by reducing the rate at which a fire can spread. In terms of soundproofing, fiberglass insulation is not as effective as mineral wool or spray foam insulation; however, it can still assist in reducing the amount of noise.
It is essential to keep in mind that no material used for insulation is entirely fireproof, and that any insulation can catch fire if it is subjected to temperatures high enough for an extended period. Insulation, on the other hand, which is specifically manufactured to be fire-resistant, can hamper the progression of a fire, buying you more time to get out of your house securely.
What about eco-friendly insulation for my home?
Insulation made of cellulose is standard for people concerned about the environment. Because of its high R-value and the fact that it is produced from recycled newspaper, cellulose is an excellent insulator for the home, helping to keep warm air where it belongs. Borates, found naturally in the environment, treat cellulose insulation before it is installed, providing an additional layer of protection.
Cotton insulation, made from recycled denim or other natural fibers, is yet another eco-friendly option you can choose from. Because of its high R-value and it’s being treated with borates, it is naturally resistant to fire.
Insulation made of fiberglass can be environmentally friendly if it is produced using recycled glass, and it can be installed in residential properties as well.
Insulation made from sheep wool is another option. This material is created from the wool of sheep. It is a natural resource that can be replenished, and many people believe that it is one of the more environmentally responsible insulation choices that can be made.
Spray foam insulation is widely regarded as one of the most effective types of insulation. It can also be an environmentally responsible choice if it is manufactured from materials derived from plants or from recycled plastic.