For Toronto homeowners shopping for attic insulation, there are two primary considerations: which insulation product to install AND which insulation contractor to hire. Here, it’s important for the homeowner to be informed and educated so that better decisions can be made. And with attic insulation, it’s not any different. Every manufacturer has the “best” brand and every installer has the “best” approach. In the end, it can be more confusing for a homeowner than informative. But with a good insulation contractor on hand, product recommendations can be made easy.
Building a house is not as simple as constructing four walls and laying brick around it. Many design features are built into the layout to improve efficiency and protect the inside while keeping outside elements from coming in. At EcoStar Insulation, attic insulation isn’t just about adding or removing insulation. The attic and roof cavity are considered a “system” – and that means blocking airflow (the air barrier), stopping moisture from gathering (the vapor barrier), and ensuring appropriate levels of ventilation and air circulation. In short, the “system” gets properly sealed, properly insulated, and properly ventilated. Crawlspaces and attics are not just "dead space". They serve important functions in the overall livability of the home. Unrestricted airflow and unintended moisture can result from faulty and non-functioning attic insulation and can cause a variety of efficiency and quality of life problems for homeowners. Attics and crawlspaces that are not maintained will end up costing more in the short and long term. On every project, EcoStar installers work to code, without taking any shortcuts, and following the manufacturer’s product specifications. The job is done right from the start.
Most older and even newer homes use older technology when it comes to insulating. Fiberglass insulation was the mainstay for builders as the fibrous material was cheap, easy to acquire and could be installed quickly. Unfortunately, this insulation type has a defined shelf life and can be easily damaged leading to rapid deterioration of the home’s insulating capabilities. While easy to cut and shape, fiberglass insulation cannot fill every crack or crevice especially when it comes to filling irregularly shaped attics. Newer technology such as spray foam insulation is easier to apply and its foam nature allows it to seep into areas that could not traditionally be covered by fibrous material. The pliable nature and fast application of spray foam insulation means complete and total coverage of the area. When it comes to attic insulation, the industry consensus is that Spray Foam Insulation is the best product for the job. It’s an application that requires specialized equipment and expertise, and therefore a project for professionals. Spray Foam Insulation is initially applied throughout a space as a thick, flowing foam, after which it hardens into a blanket of attic insulation. The beauty of Spray Foam Insulation is its capacity to seal and insulate the entirety of the attic space: the attic beams; the plumbing pipes; the electric wires; and all of the HVAC ductwork. Spray Foam Insulation is the ultimate air barrier/vapor barrier/insulator.
Attic insulation that is poorly installed, old or water damaged can cause problems for your home from the top down. Homeowners that upgrade to spray foam insulation in areas such as basements, crawlspaces and attics will immediately see the benefits as the spray foam technology creates an airtight seal filling in hard to reach areas of the home that could be prone to airflow and moisture. Maintaining and controlling airflow in basements, crawlspaces and attics will result in lower energy consumption as heat and air conditioned air will not be able to escape and the home can maintain an ambient temperature without overusing the HVAC system. With EcoStar, attic insulation is about satisfying homeowner needs with the best product options and the highest quality installations. Attic insulation products are recommended based on the condition of the attic space, while installation options are recommended based on long-term product performance (as well as project budget). More importantly, EcoStar is committed to high standards of installation, including sound product warranties, and a money-back guarantee. EcoStar also provides post-installation service, in the event that any problems or issues arise.
Certain spaces within the home have minimal traffic from occupants and, if left untouched, could become a haven for elements from the outside. Attic insulation is sometimes an afterthought when building a home and poor or lack of material could leave holes and openings for insects and animals to enter and wreak havoc. Installing spray foam insulation effectively fills all holes and crevices that prevent outside agents from entering the home. Controlling and preventing the entrance of air, moisture, critters and sounds will enhance the quality of life for residents as well as reduce home operating costs.
In the Toronto area, EcoStar Insulation offers a number of spray foam products that are ideal for attic insulation. These products meet the standards of the National Building Code of Canada, and are approved by the Canadian Construction Material Centre. For the professionals, Spray Foam Insulation is regarded as the most energy-efficient product available. Well installed, this product delivers both energy efficiency and home comfort to the entire building structure. There is no other insulation product that can compare with the short term and long term performance.
Spray foam insulation is the absolute best choice for homeowners who need to replace or upgrade their home’s insulation. The benefits of upgrading your insulation can result in energy cost savings and an improved home environment. Considered an investment, spray foam insulation should only be installed by trusted professionals who have the residential expertise to deliver excellent results. EcoStar is the premier spray foam installer and has consistently executed jobs at the highest level ensuring 100 percent client satisfaction.
For some attic insulation projects, Spray Foam Insulation may not be suitable in terms of project cost. Here, the team at EcoStar can offer a practical alternative – blown insulation. This application will provide an effective blanket of insulation that will enhance R-Values, provide long-term thermal insulation, along with a cost-effective installation. Professionally installed, and with some additional sealing, blown insulation is a reliable, satisfactory approach to attic insulation.
I have a cottage in Muskoka, and we rent it throughout the year. We have noticed during the winter that our clients have been complaining about the heat not being good enough. After consulting it with Ecostar Insulation, we decided to go with them, and I have no regrets. Out cottage has never been warmer in the winter. Great Price and Professional Work.
Every winter for the past 4 years since I moved into this house, it has been cold inside my house. I tried getting different heaters, changing the ventilation, but the problem was actually in the insulation. The house is very old, and it cost me a lot of money during the winter time. BUT not anymore!! thanks to EcoStar Insulation. I have enjoyed last winter more than anything. Great job guys and keep it up. Tom.
We had a big project on our way, and our biggest issue was who will handle the insulation part. After contacting a few companies, EcoStar Insulation has proven to us that they are very professional, and they definitely stood to their word and got this done in time and without any issues. THANKS AGAIN!!!
We just bought a new unit and as we were renovating it, we noticed there wasn’t any insulation inside. Luckily, everything was stripped and ready for insulation, so we contacted Ecostar and they have done a phenomenal job.
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