No matter if you are a Homeowner, Contractor or Realtor, you are here now because you are deciding where and which insulation product to have installed, as well, which insulation contractor to hire to complete the installation. We work with you to help keep control: control of temperature, control of educated recommendations, and control of your costs. Insulation services should be an educated decision, as well as an investment, and not just viewed as an immediate expense.
It is water-resistant, while also serving as a vapor barrier and high performance air barrier. With a more compact structure it has the highest R-value of any insulation material you can buy, up to R6 per inch. Furthermore, spray foam takes up much less space than fiberglass or comparable blown-in materials. Not to mention,
it can create a 95%-100% air seal to create a net zero energy efficient home versus conventional insulation at most creates 80%-85% air seal. If spray foam is installed and cured properly, it should not emit fumes or odours. We do still recommend homes be vacant for 24 hours after installation to avoid any unpleasantness.
At Trillium East Insulation Inc. we are CUFCA certified and we spray Heatlok Soya made from recycled plastic materials, rapidly renewable soy oils, and 4th generation blowing agent with zero ozone depleting potential.
Current Code: R22-R24 (main floor walls) – approx 3.5 inches
Lifespan: A lifetime (if undamaged)
Cellulose creates a thermal blanket that fills gaps and voids to reduce air infiltration; keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It works very well and has a higher than average R-value, depending on the depth blown. Cellulose is usually made from up to 85% recycled paper material that meets Class 1 Fire Rating to protect your home (and give you more time to evacuate in a fire emergency). Cellulose has little to no dust, but can spill into the house through any openings.
Did you know we can insulate your home from the outside in? We install insulation in closed ceilings and walls through a process called a drill and fill. Drill and fill means that small holes are drilled into the wall then blown fibre insulation is installed directly into the wall or ceiling to fill it. This technique ensures that every area of the wall or ceiling is filled with insulation – something that is not always possible with traditional blanket insulation (introduced below).
Cellulose R50-R60 – approx 22 ½ inches
Lifespan: Around 20 to 30 years
Since fiberglass does not absorb moisture, this insulation will not hold water, preventing permanent loss of R-value. When properly installed it will not settle or deteriorate to maintain R value longer than cellulose products. Safe for any environment, fiberglass Insulation is non-combustible, GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified, and contains over 70% recycled content. Eyes may become red and irritated after exposure to fiberglass. Soreness in the nose and throat can result when fibers are inhaled if precaution is not taken on installations.
Fiberglass blown fibres can also be applied into walls and floors with the drill and fill method as discussed above.
Fiberglass R50-R60 – approx 18 ¾ inches
Lifespan: Around 25 to 35 years
Fiberglass batts are among the most inexpensive ways to insulate your home. Large, rolled batts of fiberglass are designed to fit the standard distance between studs. They fill the large void and stop air from penetrating the exterior wall. Batts do not themselves create a vapour barrier. A proper installation must include a separate vapour barrier. When installed tightly and securely, fiberglass batts improve energy efficiency by 25 to 30 percent and are rated at an R4 per inch.
Lifespan: Around 15 to 20 years
Contact us today to ask any questions about our products and services, and to schedule an estimate appointment.
Local business located in Brighton, proudly serving the Counties of Northumberland, Peterborough, and Hastings, Quinte West, the City of Belleville and Prince Edward County.