Depending on the type, amount, and installation of your existing insulation, there may be more effective solutions available today that did not exist in years past. But beyond aging materials, there are many other practical reasons to remove insulation – some of them are going to be necessary and immediate, while others not so critical. For a practical approach to insulation removal in Muskoka, Bask Insulation offers a professional course of action: assessing whether removal is actually required; gauging the scope of work; and providing viable options for re-installation to current industry standards.
STEP 1 - INSULATION REMOVAL
When deliberating insulation removal in Muskoka, removal is only step one in the process. Of course, proper cleanup is central to the project, but it’s necessary to plan for repairs and re-insulation. This may well require installing an air barrier, a vapor barrier, or some additional ventilation throughout the space. In fact, old wiring and ductwork may also need to be retrofitted. Bask Insulation also recommends sealing the entirety of the space – from a building science point of view, this is just as important as insulation, and will actually contribute to the performance level and R-Value of any insulation that’s re-installed.
STEP 2 - AFTER-INSULATION REMOVAL (AIRSEALING)
In a residential home, airflow affects the entire indoor air environment. Airflow affects moisture in the air, indoor oxygen levels, and various pollutants – most of which we don’t even notice. So if insulation removal were already in the works, it would be key to make airsealing improvements to the existing attic floor (mechanical penetrations, gaps, cracks, etc). Properly airsealing the attic floor controls the airflow between the inside of a home (known as the “conditioned space”) and the outside of the home (known as the “unconditioned space”). In terms of airsealing prior to re-insulating, this is truly the professional approach. It will ensure that newly installed insulation performs at peak. In fact, it may be a code requirement.
STEP 3 - INSTALLING NEW INSULATION
One of the product applications available from Bask Insulation is blown insulation. In cellulose or fiberglass, these products are installed according to building code requirements. Both products are blown into a given space, installed to provide uniform coverage, and will effectively insulate small recesses and awkward spaces. Blown insulation provides very satisfactory R-Value to the installation area, and is one of the most cost-effective installations that we can offer.
SPRAY FOAM INSULATION IS LIKELY THE BEST OPTION ON THE MARKET.
BASK Insulation recommends this install for the best short-term results, and the best long-term outcomes. Spray foam achieves more than any other product. It creates an airtight space; it serves as an air barrier and vapor barrier in one; and it delivers better R-Value than any other application. Nothing can compare with the high performance of this insulation product. Spray foam insulation can be combined with fiberglass or cellulose to meet any project requirements.