The move toward a more environmentally conscious and sustainable approach to life has gained a lot of ground in Canada. You can see that in sustainable design movements in urban centers across the nation. What about those with older homes?
For anyone living in a home built 80 or more years ago, there probably aren't a lot of eco-friendly features included. While innovative for its time, properly insulating your walls with cavity wall injection insulation will do a far better job of keeping warmth inside your home.
Not familiar with cavity injection wall insulation? Keep reading for a quick look at what it is, its benefits, and what happens during installation.
WHAT IS WALL CAVITY INSULATION?
Some of the houses built before the 1940s didn’t have insulation installed in the wall cavities. Yes, there are houses in Winnipeg and the surrounding area that have zero insulation in the walls. If this is you, Warm Home Insulation can insulate your walls without having to tear down the interior plaster or the exterior finish.
Wall cavity insulation is finely shredded paper that is treated for resistance to common problems, such as:
This loose-fill cellulose insulation fills the cavity space and is an environmentally friendly product to insulate your walls.
BENEFITS OF CAVITY WALL INSULATION
There are three primary benefits of cavity wall insulation.
The first benefit is lower utility costs. The insulation keeps the heat and cool air in your home more effectively than the air in the cavity. This reduces your heating and cooling requirements, which reduces overall utility costs.
The second primary benefit is a more stable and comfortable temperature in your home.
The third benefit is that cellulose insulation has sound dampening qualities. The insulation will effectively reduce the neighborhood noise that can be sometimes very disruptive.
The installation process for wall cavity injection is fairly straightforward. The home insulation company will mechanically inject the insulation into the cavity using specialized tools and equipment in order to completely fill the cavity.
PICKING A HOME INSULATION SERVICE
When you select an insulation company, you want one with experience in the injection insulation process. Look for companies with several years of experience, good online reviews, and examples of their completed work.
Talk with more than one provider and get quotes. You should see relatively similar pricing from the companies in their quotes.
Ask around with your friends and family to see if anyone else had cavity insulation done. Ask for recommendations on a provider.
INJECTION INSULATION AND YOUR HOME
Getting cavity wall injection insulation in your home is a great way to reduce your heating and cooling bills. It also lets you participate in the environmentally conscious approach to life by reducing your energy needs.
Warm Home Insulation offers professional cavity wall injection insulation to Winnipeg-area homes. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Warm Home Insulation today.