Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we get asked most often about home insulation. If we haven’t answered your question here, let us know.

What Are The Benefits of Re-insulating A Home?

The idea of insulating has been around for a while and for good reason. With all of the improvements you can make to increase the energy efficiency of your home there are few that match the impact of re-insulation from both a cost and energy savings perspective.

Because insulation seems like old news, many homeowners aren’t aware of the quality re-insulation options available to them, including Enerliv’s Dense Pack Process for walls. Enerliv’s insulation processes and products enable homeowners to get big insulation value with no major renovations.

How Effective Is Attic Insulation?

By increasing the insulation in your attic from R12 to government recommended R50 or 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.

The addition of Blown Cellulose is the best attic option. It’s a natural choice that provides superior performance in the coolest temperatures.

Can I Insulate Walls Without Renovating?

Did you know you can re-insulate your home’s walls without needing to do a renovation? There’s no need to tear down walls or remove drywall in order to add insulation. There are several options for retrofit wall insulation and most can be completed within one day.

Our Dense Pack process enables us to insulate existing wall cavities to exacting specifications. Cellulose installed using our Dense Pack process means we provide excellent R-value, use recycled materials, reduce drafts and add significant comfort to your home. Unlike other contractors, we only install through the smallest holes to minimize any traces of the work that was done.

Is There A Benefit To Insulating My Basement?

Basements are quite often a source of heat loss. The options for basement insulation are numerous, depending on your basement construction and whether the area is finished or unfinished.

A great option for both finished and unfinished spaces is the Dense Pack Process. We can install our cellulose insulation behind netting before you add drywall. We will complete any basement job by insulating leaky header areas with spray polyurethane, offering excellent R-value and increasing your comfort and energy bill savings.

What Other Areas Need Insulation?

Don’t forget about headers, crawl spaces and other areas where you could be losing energy and benefit from better insulation. A good insulation contractor will locate these areas for you. Spray polyurethane can be applied to effectively seal these areas and goes a long way in reducing energy loss.

How Long Will It Take To Insulate My Home?

That of course depends which area of your house we are insulating. Attics can be completed in a few hours. How long an attic takes depends on attic square footage, access to the attic, and how much ventilation needs to be added.

We can insulate the walls of a home in less than a day.

How Can You Tell My Wall Is Fully Insulated?

We begin by filling in the bottom hole, and inject as much as possible. The technician then moves to the middle hole followed by the top hole.

When the insulation reaches sufficient density it will begin to restrict the flow from the nozzle indicating to the technician that they should move to the next access hole or cavity as appropriate.

Our technicians are well trained and experienced in our Dense Pack process.

 

Do you have other questions? Just ask us.