Benefits of Attic Insulation:
Significantly Reduce Attic Heat Loss: The coldest part of your house in the winter and the hottest area in the summer is the attic. By increasing the insulation in your attic to government recommended R50 or up to current Building Code Requirement R60, you can reduce the heat loss through your attic by 75-80%.
Even newer homes can have as little as R32 or less of effective insulation depending on builder specifications. Our expertly installed Cellulose insulation is an excellent attic option.
It’s a natural choice that provides superior performance in the coolest temperatures. Enerliv uses quality Therm-O-Light cellulose insulation which is manufactured right here in Southern Ontario.
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Attic Insulation Installation Process
- Our technicians will arrive having reviewed the quotation provided by our sales technician.
- The attic is accessed through the attic hatch existing in the home.
- Once in the attic, moor vent/baffles are installed if required. When then build an attic crib around the hatch and insulate attic hatch lid if required.
- Using the high-powered insulation system contained in our truck, cellulose insulation will be blown through a hose and into your attic to the required depth.
The equipment is located outside of your home to keep dust and mess to a minimum. Typically, the installation hose is brought in through a window, again to minimize mess in your home.
The technician will complete and leave an attic declaration card. The technicians will take time to ensure your home is properly tidied up and will remove cellulose that may have made its way into your home during the process. We pride ourselves on our customer service and superb clean-up.
Cribs or Hatch Extensions are crucial when adding insulation to R50 or R60. Why? When you add a lot of insulation it piles up high and you need to prevent it from escaping out through the attic hatch. The hatch extension acts as a barrier or mini wall to keep all of the new insulation contained in behind it. We build high quality cribs that last using solid lumber as opposed to some contractors who use cardboard which could give way over time.
Insulating Isn’t Enough: You can’t just insulate without addressing your ventilation. Adding insulation without ventilation can actually create problems. Our insulation consultants will assess your attic ventilation needs
Soffit Vents: Soffit Vents are located under the eaves of your home. Natural Resources Canada recommends that “50 percent of the ventilation area should be continuous soffit vents” (Keeping the Heat In). If your home does not have sufficient soffit venting, we will advise you to add additional venting.
Roof Vents: Roof Vents and gable ridge vents should constitute the other 50 percent of the ventilation area (Keeping the Heat In). Our insulation consultants will also assess whether you might benefit from additional roof venting, that part would have to be done separately with a roofing company.
Moor / Baffle Vents: Attic baffles or moor vents are the key to ensuring that insulation does not get into and block the eaves space which you need for proper ventilation. We will install baffles as required to prevent blockages from occurring.
Sloped Ceiling and Roof Insulation
Are there more than a few icicles hanging from your roof during the winter months? Chances are your attic, and depending on your house construction, your sloped ceilings are not adequately insulated.
When heat escapes through the un-insulated or poorly insulated sloped ceiling, it meets the cooler air and snow outside your home and creates the icicles that hang from the roof or eaves.
Enerliv has a variety of techniques for solving your ceiling and attic insulation issues, and helping you live in a more energy-efficient and comfortable home.