Cellulose

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Cellulose

At Solidcare, we mainly use Cellulose blown-in insulation. One of the main reasons why we choose cellulose is due to the quality of the product. Cellulose is made up of 85% recycled paper that has been treated with borate and boric acid. Cellulose is heavily treated with chemicals to reduce its flammability, and while the chemicals may not be harmful to humans they are highly effective. Cellulose is flame resistant, mould resistant, higher R-Rating as well as pest resistant.

In comparison with fibreglass, cellulose is a more dense product. Cellulose does not require the same thickness to achieve the same R-rating. For example, fibreglass requires 21 inches of insulation to achieve R60 while cellulose only needs 17 inches. The advantage of this would result in better air ventilation in the attic for the insulation to stay dry.

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Fiberglass

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Fiberglass

Fiberglass blown-in insulation is the easiest insulation product on the market to install and if installed correctly the most effective product on the market for attic insulation. Unlike cellulose blown-in insulation, it requires a heavy duty machine to achieve its' purpose and a training session from a professional to operate the blower. If fiberglass insulation is exposed to flame and fire it will melt as it is made up of glass fibers. Before making a decision on what to use for your home, contact a professional and seek their advice.

Attic Insulation Removal

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Attic Insulation Removal

When raccoons, squirrels or other rodents enters into your attic it can severely damage your attic space. Once wildlife gains access to your attic you must call a wildlife control service provider to set one-way trap doors before doing any insulation work in the attic. Raccoons and squirrels to name a couple can damage the space but also generates feces and urine. The fecal matter and urine can seep through the insulation and leave a lingering unpleasant scent. Raccoon feces also carry diseases that are harmful to human health. Many of these diseases can be transmitted by ingesting or handling food or water contaminated with raccoon feces.

If the wildlife only damaged a portion of the attic, you do not necessarily need to have the whole attic's insulation removed. At Solidcare, we provide partial attic insulation removal. In order to removal the damaged areas, we will deodorize and disinfect the contaminated area.

Complete attic insulation removal

Canadian homes contain many different types of insulation. Blown-in insulation is most commonly used for the attic space. In more severe situations such as roof leakage, mildew and other disasters, the attic must be completed emptied. We do this by using industrial-grade insulation vacuums. We are also able to remove batt insulation as well.

Please contact us with any questions you may have. We will walk you through the steps in more detail.

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Attic Ventilation

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Attic Ventilation

Very similar to choosing the right size furnace and air conditioner for your home , you would the right amount of ventilation needed for your attic. Insufficient ventilation can lead to moisture problems during the winter and decreased energy efficiency during the summer but too much ventilation can be just as bad, if not worse. Roof vents create an additional roof penetration, essentially another place of vulnerability where leaks can occur. Some vents are necessary, but you don't want to needlessly increase the number of roof penetrations.

So, how much ventilation should you have? Without exception, you should talk to a professional to determine what your home requires. Generally speaking, you need a ratio of 1:300, where for every 300 square feet of ceiling space, you need 1 square foot of attic ventilation.

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Insulation Removal

Insulation Removal Toronto

Insulation Removal

Living in Ontario, we may experience wildlife in some neighborhoods. Either being small rodents to racoons, we have seen it all. When rodents have gain access to the attic, there is a high chance that droppings have been left behind. Over-time these types of damages could cause long-term health problems as well as home structural problems. Droppings from rodents can spread throughout the home just like mold. If this is your situation, you must remove the old material before spraying in the new insulation.

When insulation is exposed to excess amount of water or moisture, there is high chance of mold growth. Homeowners should not insulate over the damaged insulation as it will contaminate throughout the whole attic. It is recommended for the old insulation to be removed before applying the new stuff.

If you have not experience any of the above mentioned problems, you should be able to spray on top of the old insulation.

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