Attic insulation is perhaps the most valuable investment you can make in your home. A large amount of water vapour in the attic caused by temperature differences can cause severe irreversible damage over time. Home insulation is vital in maintaining indoor temperatures in the winter and summer. For example, during the summertime and hot days, if the attic insulation is too thin, the high temperatures can affect the higher floors of your home. Even with air conditioning turned on, it will not be as effective due to the thin insulation in the attic. During winter, the insulation will act like a down blanket that traps the heat inside the house. Attic and roof insulation will enhance the warmth during winter and the coolness during summer. It will significantly aid in saving money as well as energy costs.
There are two main types of Canadian attic insulation materials.
Made of about 70% recyclable silicone material, through ultra-high temperature melting and sterilization to make fibre yarn, and then made into cotton state insulation material. This material is non-toxic and harmless to humans and passed the highest safety standards in North America. Some companies on the market will use relatively low-quality white fibreglass for construction to reduce the company's costs.
High-quality pink insulation Owens Corning® is currently the highest fibreglass standard in North America. This is also the material we have been using, as we have always upheld the construction quality and material measures to the extreme.
This type of insulation is when the recycled paper products are shredded and mixed with fire retardant sprayed into the attic to achieve the insulation effect. Because the attic is hotter in the summer and has a circuit winding complex, this kind of insulation cotton material is straightforward to burn and may produce irreversible fires, despite a fire retardant added. As professionals, we believe that all people will not risk the 1% possibility of their lives and property being burned down. Many small factories mainly produce this kind of insulation material, and the quality level is uneven; the price cost is also significantly lower than the pink glass fibre cotton. Another fact is that the flame retardant may cause severe injury and damage to the respiratory tract. It is not a recommended insulation material.
Most new houses have only the upper half of the basement insulated, not the lower half. The government requires new homes to install at least half insulation before being legally sold; developers only do it according to the minimum government standards to reduce costs. The other half that isn’t insulated will let the underground moisture and cold temperatures penetrate the house. It will make the basement area not a pleasant space to stay in during winter. Another problem is that things are straightforward to become damp or even mouldy in the basement because of indoor humidity.
Good wall insulation is the primary condition to keep the basement clean and usable. We provide professional basement insulation construction services to lay a good foundation for you before basement renovation. In addition to delivering basement wall and house interior insulation services, we can help our customers get high energy subsidy payments, significantly reducing construction costs.
Mas Air Home Comfort’s professional team can help install or optimize your home’s attic and basement wall insulation. Adding insulation efficiency to your home will reduce energy consumption, your electric and gas bills, and your heating and cooling air conditioning operating hours. Other benefits included are having proper insulation that will extend your equipment’s life and increase your home’s sale value.
Insulating your home reduces energy loss by reducing the penetration of indoor and outdoor temperatures into each other. It will give you the comfort of a warm winter and a fantastic summer. In the long run, having a well-insulated home can effectively reduce equipment consumption for heating and cooling and improve the comfort level significantly.
The specific advantages of house insulation are as follows:
Poorly insulated homes can cause severe temperature disparities on different floors, especially in winter and summer. During winter, having proper insulation will keep the higher feet warm and the higher cold during summer. Insulating your home helps keep your home at an appropriate overall temperature, making your stay more comfortable while effectively reducing energy consumption.
Home insulation has a high SPF, which reduces the amount of outside noise entering your home. It means that the insulation will be reducing the noise pollution you experience during stormy weather, certain loud holidays of the year, and especially near the road. The insulation will keep your home a relatively quiet environment.
Good house insulation can help you save a lot of energy costs in the long run. Our insulation will block the heat from entering during summer and keep the heat trapped inside during winter. It will reduce the amount of activity from your heating and air conditioning equipment, which in turn saves you money.
Replacing and repairing roofing and roof shingles can be expensive and complicated. Insulating your home prevents condensation from forming in your attic shingles and prevents irreversible damage to the wood due to moisture and mould whenever possible.
Pest and wildlife droppings, food and carcasses can cause many health, noise, and economic damage problems. Insulating your home minimizes the risk of pests and wildlife nesting in your home and reduces the risk of damage to your home.
In response to the United Nations’ call to reduce greenhouse emissions in recent years, the government has introduced subsidy policies to improve energy efficiency within Canada. It will help Canada achieve the goal of reducing carbon emissions by giving grants for insulation in homes.
Under this new government policy, detached homes and townhouses may be eligible for federal or Ontario energy rebates. In Canada, every home will have insulation installed in the walls, floors, and attic.
The specific federal home insulation grant amounts, depending on the size of the existing insulation and the age of the home, are:
Grant rebate amounts: (Former Union Gas users)
(Includes $800 extra allowance)
Specific subsidy programs for users in other regions
For more details, please click on “Ontario Energy Subsidies. Oct 01, 2022”.
* Other regions do not receive the additional $800 subsidy, but the total energy subsidy itself
If your property was built between 1990 – 2013, Mas Air’s experts recommend applying for Ontario’s subsidy program. It will save you more money. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information at +1 855-795-1199.
According to Mas Air experts’ years of experience, 80% of the attic insulation in Ontario houses is between 4-9 inches.