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Deciding to insulate or re-insulate your residential and commercial property is not an easy task. It requires brainstorming and calculating risks and expenses. To help you make the right decision, the team at Enerliv Insulation has provided important information about insulation. Here are the answers to some of the common questions regarding home insulation. If you do not find an answer to your questions here, please contact us.


What Are the Benefits of Re-insulating a Home?


The idea of insulating has been around for a while, and for a good reason. With all of the improvements you can make to increase your home's energy efficiency, few 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, including Enerliv Insulation’s Dense Pack Process for walls. Enerliv Insulation’s processes and products enable homeowners to get big insulation value without 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%! Depending on builder specifications, even newer homes can have as little as R32 or less effective insulation. 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 a renovation? There’s no need to tear down walls or remove the plaster to add insulation. There are several options for retrofitting wall insulation, and most can be completed within one day. Our Dense Pack process lets us insulate existing wall cavities to exacting specifications. Fibreglass 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 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. We will complete any basement job by insulating leaky header areas and walls with spray polyurethane, offering excellent R-value and increasing your comfort and energy bill savings (drywall would need to be removed if in place).


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 effectively seal these areas and goes a long way in reducing energy loss.


How Can You Tell My Wall Is Fully Insulated?


We begin by filling in the bottom hole and injecting 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.

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