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Insulation Services in Ottawa

Heating and cooling costs account for up to 50-70% of the energy used in an average home.

This means that losing your home’s hot or cold air makes for a huge energy waste. Taking steps to prevent this loss is very important when thinking of ways to make your home more green. Adding insulation to your attic helps reduce your energy costs by lowering the amount of energy you need to keep you home at a comfortable level. 

You can save up to 40% on energy costs with the proper insulation and installation process.

Today, one of the most effective ways to save energy when buying new homes or upgrading existing homes is through energy efficient Cellulose Insulation. Cellulose provides significant, on-going savings versus other insulating materials on the cost of home energy.

Eco-Friendly Cellulose Insulation

RPM’s Fibre Cellulose Insulation is a non-toxic natural product produced from 100% recycled papers helping reduce landfill waste and preserves natural resources.

Eco-Friendly Cellulose Insulation also requires a fraction of the energy to produce (as well as producing less carbon dioxide) than fiberglass. It also helps protect your home’s peace and quiet through its effective noise reduction capabilities.

The Attic Insulation Installation Process

Review the steps below to see what you can expect from the installation experience.

Step 1

Before our insulation experts arrive, make sure you clear a pathway to the attic entrance.

Step 2

Once we access the attic, we examine the existing insulation type and depth to determine the best way to increase your home’s energy efficiency.

Step 3

If there are baffles missing or incorrectly installed, we’ll add them between every cavity that connects to the soffits. This will create a good ventilation system so the air can then pass over the insulation without disturbing it.

Step 4

Now that ventilation is established, we add our blown-in insulation until an optimal depth, or R-Value, is reached.

Benefits of Blown-In Attic Insulation:

1. Keeps your home comfortable year round by limiting heat flow.

2. Increased efficiency helps to lower your energy bills, saving you money.

3. Proper attic insulation also reduces the formation of ice dams, icicles, and mold / mildew growth Fire Resistant.

4. Elimination of leaks.

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Cellulose vs. Fiberglass

High thermal performance

Cellulose insulation offer more thermal performance than fiberglass without the health risks associated with fiberglass.

Effective heat transfer

Cellulose insulation has superior insulating properties because it effectively controls all 3 ways of heat transfer (convection, conduction and radiated heat).

No health risks

Fiberglass has some health risks associated with it. The tiny strands and fibers that make up the insulation can break apart and can wind up in your skin or inhaled into your lungs.

Safe and non-toxic

Cellulose is non-toxic, non-corrosive and safe and easy to handle. Testing has shown cellulose to be harmless to humans.

Eco friendly

North Star Fibre Cellulose Insulation is made up of 100% recycled paper and requires a fraction of the energy to produce than fiberglass.

Fire proof certified

Cellulose is treated to be fire proof. The National Research Council of Canada found cellulose to be more effective at slowing the rate of fires than fiberglass.

Mold and insect free

Cellulose insulation is treated with borates making it effectively insect proof as well as mold and mildew proof.

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