Attic Insulation Inspection, Removal, Installation & Top Ups
Adequate insulation is important for homes around the world, but having the right insulation materials is particularly vital for homes in the Canadian climate. Topping up to R60 attic insulation (22.25 inches) is the current building code and will help save you up to 27% in heating and cooling costs.
At Roof Pro Plus, our experienced insulation contractor team can tend to all your needs. If you are unsure of the state of your existing fiberglass insulation or spray foam insulation, an attic insulation inspection is a wise investment in your future comfort and the energy efficiency of your home.CALL NOW
Ontario Home Energy Rebate Program (HER+)
Helping you save energy and make your home more comfortable
The Canada Greener Homes Grant is being co-delivered by Natural Resources Canada and Enbridge Gas in Ontario under the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) program. Grants are provided to eligible homeowners for recommended and eligible retrofits such as home insulation, windows and doors, heat pumps and renewable energy systems.
Grants from $125 to $5,000
To get back a portion of your costs for eligible home retrofits
Up to $600
As a maximum contribution toward the total costs of your pre and post retrofit EnerGuide evaluations
The Importance of Proper Insulation
Insulation, including spray foam attic insulation, rigid foam insulation and loose fill insulation, keeps heat in during the winter and out during the summer. For homes in Canada, the right combination of attic floor insulation, along with proper ventilation, is essential to maintaining a comfortable and energy efficient home.
If you have an unfinished attic, insulation installation is an important step in protecting your home and saving money on energy costs. Many homeowners overlook the significance of insulation and air leakage prevention in attics. An uninsulated or poorly ventilated attic can cause a number of problems, including higher energy costs and increased risk of ice dams.
One of the most common areas of heat loss in a home is through the attic space. In winter, warm air rises and escapes through the roof, while in summer, the hot sun beats down on the roof, causing the temperature inside attic spaces to soar. This can result in higher energy bills as your heating and cooling system struggles to maintain a comfortable temperature. Uninsulated or poorly insulated attics can lead to the formation of ice dams, which can damage your roof and create the conditions of air leaks and water leaks.
Proper ventilation through the use of vents and baffles is crucial to maintaining a healthy and energy-efficient home. Attic vents and baffles allow for a continuous flow of air that regulates the temperature and moisture levels in your attic, reducing the risk of ice dams and mold growth.
Signs That Your Attic May Be Poorly Insulated
During an attic insulation inspection, the Roof Pro Plus team will assess several key factors to ensure optimal insulation performance for you, your family, and your home. This assessment includes checking for blocked soffits, proper attic ventilation, correct installation of baffles, and ensuring the roof sheathing is in good condition. Our goal is to enhance the value and comfort that your insulation brings to your living space.
The presence of ice dams and ice buildup are often the result of poor insulation, so they are widely recognized as one of the strongest signs that there is an issue with insulation installed in your attic.
When heat escapes from the home due to a lack of proper air sealing, it meets the cold air outside and causes snow and ice to melt. This water then flows down the roof and refreezes at the edge, where the temperature is lower. Over time, ice dams can cause serious damage to roofs and exacerbate other problems, such as leaks and mold growth in the roof cavity.
Signs that you might need more insulation in your attic include:
- Ice damming and ice build up
- Uneven heating and ineffective cooling
- Hot inside air in the summer
- Moisture in the attic
- High energy bills
Attic Insulation Removal
If your attic insulation gets wet or is exposed to excessive humidity, it creates the ideal conditions for mold and mildew growth. Also, insulation that has been packed too tightly into an attic can impede air flow, leading to condensation and the potential for mold growth. If you have had a roof leak, our team will be able to tell you how much insulation needs to be removed and replaced following a quick insulation inspection.
Another consideration is severe animal damage within the attic. If animals have taken over your attic space, it may be time to remove insulation along with the animals.
Contact Roof Pro Plus for Comprehensive Attic Insulation Services – Inspections, Top Ups to R60 & Removals
Insulation often goes unnoticed until heating or cooling problems arise in a home. However, it plays a critical role in determining the energy efficiency of your home. If your insulation is compromised or doesn’t meet the required standards, you might end up paying excessive energy bills. This is where the Roof Pro Plus team can assist you. With our expertise in installing baffles, as well as handling insulation installation and removal, we are dedicated to addressing the specific requirements of your attic.
Before installing insulation, we will conduct a thorough attic assessment. We identify your attic’s unique requirements, whether that involves adding insulation, reinforcing wall insulation, correcting an issue, or implementing new insulation solutions.
Contact us today to learn more about our attic insulation services or to request an appointment. We’ll make sure your home is as energy-efficient as possible – and that you’re not spending any more money than you need to on your energy bills.CALL NOW
Jim came over and gave us a very competitive quote. On the agreed upon day, Josh and Cody arrived. They covered the floors and carpets, blew in the insulation and explained what they were doing. They showed us before and after photos. Cleaned up, made sure we were happy. Would recommend them highly.