If you’re a homeowner, you should know that the attic isn’t quite an easy space to access. As an experienced attic handyman, we can install dropdown stairs, or customize your attic space to serve as a storage space and even more. Our residential attic experts can help repair unsightly attic doors.
At Flat Roofs Toronto, our experts check insulation quality and level, as well as recommend insulations to help you keep up with change. Our attic solutions will take care of it.
Signs That You Require Upgraded Insulation
If you are not sure whether you need to upgrade or renew your insulation or not, then consult with us. We will inspect your attic insulation based on the condition, age, and existing R-value and then we will determine whether your existing insulation is sufficient or not. There are few signs which will tell you that you need to upgrade or renew the insulation or not. Such as:
The home becomes old
Generally, the older home’s insulation becomes insufficient after a longer period of time. It is happening due to the outdated construction procedure. If the old insulation of your attic is not upgraded for more than 20 years, then it is a sign that you need to upgrade or reinstall the new insulation. Sometimes older insulation contains hazardous elements like asbestos.
Mould and Water damage
If the water resides inside of a home, it is not a good thing to have. Water is the greatest enemy of attic insulation and water can cause severe damage to the attic insulation. As a result, it helps to grow mould which is very hazardous for human health. If your roof is leaking water, it is a sign that your attic insulation is damaged by the water.
Growing of Pests
If the insulation has pests, it is easy to assume that the situation is much more worse. Sometimes pests leave feces and other fluids in the insulation, sometimes pests die in the attic, these result in a severe and long lasting stench. If your attic has pest issues, you certainly need to upgrade your insulation.
High utility bills
Measure your utility bill. If the utility bill is higher than the usual, then poor insulation can be one of the reasons. Poor insulation leaks air into the home which results in too much heat or cool in the home. As a result, it increases the heating and cooling cost. It is an indication that the insulation is not installed appropriately. If you can identify this issue, you need to upgrade your insulation.
Formation of icicles
If you see the composition of icicles on the rain gutter or eavestrough, it is a signal that your insulation is not working properly. If the insulation does not work properly, ice forms on the roof edge. If the attic and roof have moisture collection, it is a sign that the attic space is warm and it is melting the ice. This helps to grow mold and causes rotting wood.
Types of attic insulation Toronto service
There are three types of attic insulation available in the market and to us as well. Those are:
Spray Foam Insulation services
Spray foam insulation is the best option amongst other options. It is made of PU or polyurethane foam and the product is sprayed into the attic directly. The spray foam comes in the form of liquid inside the shooter and when the liquid goes into the attic, it transforms into dense quickly and becomes hard foam.
There are two types of spray foam used. One is open cell foam and the other one is closed cell foam. The open cell foam is less costlier and gives a great air barrier after the installation. But it does not give the water vapor barrier. On the other hand, the closed cell foam is a high density foam and gives a great water vapor barrier and air barrier simultaneously. However, the closed cell foam option is the most chosen product for the attic.
The spray foam has great thermal insulation, air sealing, and moisture control. The spray foam insulation gives maximum energy efficiency and reduces a lot of utility costs. This type of insulation requires a professional and expert hand.
Batt Insulation installation
Batt insulation is another excellent insulating option for attics. Batt insulation is generally used in unfinished spaces and is installed between joists, studs, and beams. This type of attic insulation is made of fiberglass. Batt insulation is a fairly inexpensive option which is very easy to install. It also can provide energy efficiency in the long term. It is made of long insulation fiber rolls which are held simultaneously with the reflective foil backing.
Blown-in insulation is another great attic insulation along with various advantages. There are two types of blow-in insulation available. One is cellulose and the other one is fiberglass. Both options are built for the attic. The insulation value of both cellulose and fiberglass is almost similar but cellulose provides a slightly higher R-value. Cellulose insulation has a tendency to settle over a longer period of time. On the other hand, fiberglass insulation is maintained by the manufacturer in a way that it will not settle. Both fiberglass and cellulose are built to resist fire.
The necessity of measuring R-Value
Attic insulation generally depends on the R-value. Attic insulation gives resistance to heat or cold flow. R-value measures the ability of insulation’s resistance of heat and cold transfer. In other words, the higher the R-value of the insulation, the higher the ability to resist the flow of cold or heat. The R-Values are not related to the insulation’s thickness directly but the insulation’s density. So, the recommended R-value standard is R-50 to R-60.
If your home is 10 years or less than 10 years old, you need to add R-19 (6″-7″). If your home is between 20 years to 25 years old, you need to add R-30/38 (10″-13″). If your home is more than 25 years old, you need to add R-50/60 (16″-20″).
Why we are the Best attic insulation company
We are the best attic insulation service provider in the greater Toronto area. Here is why:
Improved Home Performance
If your home in Toronto is somewhat uncomfortable and it appears you spend excess money to make it cozy with air conditioning and heating systems, then you need the experts at Flat Roofs Toronto. Our experts will work with you closely to understand the necessary things in your home to improve your comfort, health, and savings. We make the significant improvements, ensuring your attic doesn’t stop you from having an efficient and comfortable home.
Best attic insulation material
In our every insulation work, we always use the best insulation material in the market. Good materials may cost slightly higher but we consider customer satisfaction as our achievement. Not only that, a good material’s life span is higher than the average one and it will be worth it for you in the long run.
When you are choosing an insulation service provider in Toronto, it will be wise if you choose a specialist in this field. Flat Roofs Toronto provides the best insulation service at an affordable cost. Our team is expert in this field and well experienced. We will give you a suitable and cost effective solution for your attic. We do not recommend over insulation or under insulation for your attic, because both insulations do not work properly and you have to cost your money again a few days later.
Committed to Handle Every Job
At Flat Roofs Toronto, we’ve mastered the art of cleaning attic and insulation removal. We take pride in the fact that we’re considered the leader in the industry. Our outstanding works have earned us a highly-valued reputation, and we’re ever committed as before to retain our top pace. We’re proud to be a brand people recommend when it comes to attic works. We don’t just offer attic cleaning; we combine insulation removal with insulation replacement as well as other services geared towards optimum energy efficiency.
Whether you’re out and searching for a team that can handle your integrated attic insulation cleaning, removal, air duct replacement, rodent proofing, or even air sealing, we, at Flat Roofs Toronto will help you.
Your Comfort Matters
Every homeowner or occupant deserves maximum comfort, and this only happens when a house becomes a home. Many factors can transform any house into a home, and if you really want to make it happen, then you need to hire experts for your attic work.
We’re a Toronto-based and operated brand that offers attic services that make any home save more on energy, saving some bucks.
We reduce your carbon footprint and take the overall comfort of your home up a notch. When next you seek a one-stop solution to all attic works, Flat Roofs Toronto is always available to answer your call.
With a high level of dedication, commitment, and the quest for premium customer satisfaction, we stand out with our service delivery. Make a step today and leave the rest to us. Call us today and watch us do the magic!
Your trusted attic insulation service provider
Whenever you need attic insulation installation service, Flat Roofs Toronto is ready to serve you in the best possible way. We guarantee you the best quality service. Our experts are highly professional and skilled in proper attic insulation installation. They will take a pre-installation inspection so that you can get proper performance.
There are various factors that need to be considered like which material you want, is your existing insulation energy efficient or not, do you need to replace existing insulation or not, fault in insulation or other places, and many more. Once they are satisfied with the consideration, they will come with the best necessary action.
If you are looking for a trusted attic insulation company, choosing Flat Roofs Toronto will worth your consideration. Contact us today for your attic work. Our team of experts will reach your doorstep as soon as possible.