Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Have Some Questions About What Insulation Type Is Best Suited For Your Home?


Why Is Insulation Beneficial For My Home?

Insulation resists heat flow. With that being said, heat will always seek a cooler area - flows out of the home during the winter, and into the home during summer. By minimizing this flow of heat, a home will use less energy for heating and cooling. Overall, a properly insulated home will increase the overall comfort within your home, as well as save you in the long-run when it comes to utility bills.

What Is R-Value?

"R" stands for resistance to heat flow. This value measures how effectively insulation materials can resist heat. For example, the higher the R-value, the greater the insulation performance. Keep in mind that if your insulation is compressed, the R-value will decrease. For ceilings with attic space, R-60 is recommended with blown insulation. For basement walls, R-14/R-24 is recommended. *These R-values are pertinent to Ontario Zone 1 Region.

What Areas of My Home Should Be Insulated?

Aside from attics and exterior walls, insulation should be installed in ceilings with unheated spaces, basement walls, crawl spaces, cathedral ceilings, floors over unheated garages, and between interior walls (especially bathrooms).

What Are Some Signs That I Need to Insulate My Home?

A few signs that your insulation might need a top-up are the following: drafty windows, walls cold to the touch, high heating & cooling costs, moldy walls, and cold floors or rooms.

What is the R-Value- Cellulose vs. Fiberglass Blown Insulation?

Generally speaking, the R-value of cellulose is 3.4-3.8 per inch, compared to fiberglass which is 2.7-3 per inch of thickness. Overall, cellulose is a denser product so it is considered to have a better R-value when compared to fiberglass insulation.

Do I Have To Remove My Existing Insulation?

As long as your current insulation is NOT contaminated, it is okay to leave what you already have since R-value is cumulative. The process simply involves our certifified technicians blowing a new insulation layer over the existing one, which adds up both the resistance values together (old and new).

How Do I Get A Free Quote?

To receive a free consultation, please all us at 416-315-0471. An energy auditor will assess your home, pre- and post-insulation installation, to see what governmental rebate you qualify for!

Is It Necessary To Vacate My House For The Duration of the Project?

No. You do not have to leave your home during the project as Pro Insulation Contracting does not use any hazardous materials that would harm any residents living in the house.

What Are The Advanages of Spray Foam Insulation?

A few advantages of using spray foam insulation are the following: • prevents the growth of mold and mildew • increases the structural integrity and protection from natural elements • longevity • environmentally friendly • reduced pollen and allergens