Enjoy Increased Comfort and Energy Savings With Better Attic Insulation
- Attic insulation is one of the most simple and cost-effective upgrades that Canadian property owners can make to a home.
- A properly-insulated attic can save you as much as 30 to 50 percent on your heating bill. The savings can be more extreme in certain regions; for example, most homes built in Ontario before 2015 have low attic insulation (R) values.
- Adding attic insulation is similar to wrapping a blanket around your home — it serves to stabilize temperatures throughout the house and provides added comfort to any living within.
- Attic insulation is one of the most underrated efficiency upgrades and is often overlooked because it does not need any service, maintenance, or repairs.
- Ontario’s government standard for attic insulation is R-50 for all homes built after 2015. If your home was built prior to that year, it may have less than half of the recommended amount of insulation currently installed. Schedule a free in-home assessment to receive a report on how your home’s insulation ranks!
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Installing new insulation is a great way to dramatically improve your home’s energy efficiency. Our Toronto-based, blown-in insulation experts can provide professional assessment and recommendations, as well as removal, replacement, and installation services. By boosting your attic insulation to an R-60 value and increasing your energy efficiency, you may be able to reduce your electricity bills by up to 50%.
WHAT IS R-VALUE AND HOW DOES IT HELP IN INSULATION?
Having insulation in your attic helps provide resistance to heat and cold flow, thereby reducing your cooling and heating costs. However, it is essential that the insulation in your attic is installed with the correct R-Value. You’re insulation’s ability to resist the heat or chill transfer is measured by R-Value; the higher an insulation’s R-value, the better its ability to withstand temperature flow.
It is important to note that R-Values are not directly related to the thickness of the insulation; instead, they correlate to the number of fibres per square inch (density) of insulation.
Over the past several decades, the Ontario Building Code has continually increased R-Value requirements for attic insulation. In 1992, the recommended minimum value was around R-32; in 2018, that same value stands at R-50/60. Thus, if your home is over 25 years old and the insulation in your attic has never been updated, the likelihood that your R-Value is between 15-30 is high — especially given that insulation materials settle over time. Moreover, if you house was built in the early 1970s, it might only have a little insulation in the attic or, worse, empty cavities between the joists. In either case, you would need to bring your attic to modern standards by adding a top-up layer of blown-in insulation.