As heat rises from the living areas of a home, a critical amount of heat loss occurs through the attic. During the summer months, heat trapped in the attic can reduce a home’s ability to keep cool, forcing occupants to further tax their home’s cooling system. Heating and cooling costs can be slashed by up to 30% per year by properly sealing and insulating the home, and insulating the attic should be top priority for preventing heat loss.
Yvon Insulation proudly offers blown-in insulation services; one of the most effective methods of providing increased thermal performance in areas of the home such as attics. Our residential insulation team will thoroughly assess your home to determine the best way of air-tightening all household spaces; when these areas are kept air tight, outside weather is effectively blocked from entering, ensuring that your heated or cooled air remains inside. Our insulation contractors also ensure that the area of interest is properly ventilated in an attempt to keep dirt, allergens, and pollutants on the outside, before installing blown-in insulation.
At Yvon Insulation, we offer two types of blown-in insulation products:
Blown-in Fiberglass Insuation
The blown-in fiberglass insulation we use is produced from fine fibers of glass, a proprietary manufacturing process that affords the final product with singular properties and characteristics including a very high level of fire resistance.
Blown-in Cellulose Insulation
On the other hand, our blown-in cellulose insulation is comprised of recycled materials such as newspapers, fiber products, and other environmentally green products. Like it's fiberglass counterpart, blown-in cellulose insulation is also designed to be fire retardant.
Both blown-in fiberglass and cellulose insulation products have mold-resistant properties; they’re commonly blown into attics where, once applied, they prevent the build up of moisture, mold and mildew. The procedure of applying both products involves drilling a small hole at the bottom of each wall cavity, and blowing the fiberglass or cellulose insulation through a flexible hose, allowing for uniform coverage in even the most awkward of spaces and smallest of recesses. Blown-in fiberglass and cellulose insulation have similar insulating values, although statistics show that cellulose delivers a slightly higher R-value per inch. At the same time, cellulose has a tendency to settle over long periods of time, and this may eventually have an affect the way the insulation behaves. In comparison, the fiberglass producers tell us that their product does not settle over time. Clearly, whether its cellulose or fiberglass, each product will react and respond to the weather elements in its own way, based on its unique product features.
At Yvon Insulation, our trusted team of certified insulation contractors can assist you in determining which type of blown-in insulation is best suited to your needs. In addition, they can help you with other residential services offered by us:
So don't hesitate! Contact Yvon Insulation today for a no-obligation estimate for your blown-in insulation, and other home insulation needs, in and around Markham!