High quality blown-in insulation for all home and businesses needs.
As insulation specialists, Van Island Insulation can advise customers on the best type of insulation, when, and the rationale behind doing so. We know that blowing insulation in Victoria, British Columbia requires the most qualified contractor to be considered when looking for blown-in insulation we should be your first choice. As long as the customer’s requirements and financial constraints are satisfied, they will have achieved their goal of providing a cost-effective solution that tackles insulation difficulties and gives long-term benefits.
Energy EfficiencyReduces heat loss via the roof, saving energy to keep the home pleasant. This reduces energy expenses and boosts efficiency.
Increased Home ValueWell-insulated homes offer lower energy bills, which attract purchasers and increase their value.
Improved ComfortBlown-in insulation for the attic may make the home more pleasant, especially in winter.
Gaps and cracks coveredLoose-fill insulation seals nooks and crannies that other insulation misses, minimizing air infiltration.
Cellulose and Fiberglass Blown-In Insulation
Cellulose and fiberglass are the two kinds of blown insulation used most frequently. Both choices can meet the requisite R-value and are appropriate for roofing, attic, and occasionally internal wall material. Although cellulose and fiberglass have comparable insulating properties, the insulation value of cellulose may decrease with time due to settling. In contrast, the manufacturers of fiberglass products say their product does not settle. No matter which option you pick, how both items react to various climatic situations is determined by the characteristics that are unique to each of them.
Blown-In Insulation Benefits
A significant benefit of blown-in insulation is its thorough coverage, which ensures that virtually no spaces, fractures, or crevices are left unfilled. This makes it an excellent choice for insulating attic spaces. The blown-in method enables full coverage, even in challenging areas such as corners, ceiling beams, wall and attic cavities, and plumbing and piping. Ultimately it results in a building envelope that is truly insulated, which manages heat and cooling, reduces sound and contributes to the overall quality of the inside environment.
Frequently Asked Questions for Attic Insulation
Why choose blown-in insulation?
The temperature in your house may be kept at a comfortable level by installing attic insulation, which also stops warm air from escaping through the ceiling. You may reduce the amount of money you spend on heating and cooling your house and make it more pleasant by keeping the temperature stable. In addition to this benefit, insulation helps prevent mold and moisture growth, which may cause extensive damage to a property over time.
What types of insulation are best for attics?
Attics may be insulated with different materials, including fiberglass batts, blown-in cellulose, and spray foam insulation, to name a few of the more typical options. Because each variety comes with its own benefits and drawbacks, it is essential to confer with an insulation professional to figure out which alternative would most effectively fulfill your requirements.
How is blown-in insulation installed?
To install blown-in insulation, holes are first drilled into the attic’s walls or ceiling. Then a machine blows the insulation material (often fiberglass or cellulose) into the cavity created by the holes. Insulation is sent to the desired location by the device, which is attached to a pipe that runs to the area. Insulation experts will often cover the cavity with a plastic sheet or netting material to prevent the insulation from settling and to guarantee that the material is distributed evenly. After that, the holes are sealed to avoid any more air leakage. The R-value that is sought is used as a determinant in determining the amount of insulation that is necessary, as well as the thickness of the material. R-value is a measurement of an insulation’s ability to resist the flow of heat through it.
What are the benefits of a well-insulated attic?
A well-insulated attic offers several advantages, including a decrease in monthly energy costs, an increase in the comfort level within the home, and protection against the harmful effects of moisture damage. Insulation helps prevent heat from escaping through the roof, which decreases the energy required to keep the temperature in your house at an acceptable level. In addition, insulation helps prevent moisture from entering your attic, which is a crucial factor in the development of mold, mildew, and other types of damage caused by water.
How much insulation is enough for an attic?
The quantity of insulation required for your attic will vary depending on a number of factors, such as the dimensions of your attic, the weather where you live, and the kind of insulation you select. It is suggested that your attic have at least R-30 insulation, roughly comparable to around 10 inches of fiberglass batts or cellulose. In general, this level of insulation should be installed. If you have any questions, please reach out to us.
Can insulation be added to an existing attic?
Even if there is already insulation in the attic, it is possible to install additional insulation layers. A qualified insulation contractor such as ourselves will be able to evaluate the present amount of insulation in your attic and recommend the most effective method for adding more insulation. This may include installing new insulation batts, blowing in extra cellulose, or applying spray foam insulation. If you do not insulate your attic, you risk losing heat through the roof, which can cause your energy costs to be higher and make a living in your house less comfortable. In addition, if your attic does not have adequate insulation, moisture can seep into the space, resulting in mold, mildew, and other types of damage caused by water. This can not only hurt the general health of your property, but it can also lower its value.
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