Insulation and Soundproofing to Optimize Living Spaces

May 11, 2020

Insulation is important for ensuring your home stays comfortable regardless of the temperature outside. It traps air inside the house leading to more efficient cooling or heating indoors. This translates to lower utility bills and bigger savings. For those who don’t have insulation and are using air-conditioning or heating, the consumption of electricity will be on the higher side because of air escaping. But all hope is not lost, you can use blown-in cellular insulation on the existing walls without any complications.

Everything you need to know about blown-in insulation

There are multiple options available for insulating existing walls, but the most effective and cost-efficient is blown-in cellular insulation. After completion of a recent project for blown-in insulation for walls in Caledon, the homeowner saves an average of 20% in utility bills. Also, their home cools and heats much faster.

Blown-in cellular insulation is a paper-based product that has a consistency like down feathers. This type of insulation can be used inside walls and hardens around ducts and wires. The team offering blown-in insulation walls in East Gwillimbury had to go through some extensive work as holes were drilled in finished walls to allow access for the blower nozzle. The cellulose was blown into the walls until it filled the cavity or blanketed existing insulation.

Apart from trapping air, blown-in insulation also provides soundproofing. This is a great benefit if you are living in a crowded neighborhood where the noise levels remain high throughout the week. Alternately, if you like listening to your home theatre at a high volume, it is best to have soundproofed walls for the benefit of others in the house.

If you own a large house with multiple rooms and centralized air-conditioning, it can be a huge task to ensure everyone’s room is heated or cooled properly. Insulation, in this case, should be for all the places in the house, including the basement and attic. Without it, you can expect to lose a lot of cooled or heated air. It makes a big difference when it comes to paying the utility bill.

Converting a room to suit your needs

After the blown-in insulation for walls in Caledon and East Gwillimbury projects were completed, many customers realized the benefits of insulation and the difference it made to the basement and attic. Some of the customers with large families had these rooms converted into extra bedrooms. So when calculating the savings from insulation, they also had these modified rooms to consider as savings on rent. Overall they had better cooling in the house and two new bedrooms. Other customers also had some minor changes to tweak their basements or attic and converted these into an entertainment room with their home theatres. The soundproofing and insulation made them ideal for this change.

One of the best room conversions was by a customer who is an established artist in Caledon. After the blown-in insulation for the walls, she had the attic converted into a studio. It became one large room with lots of natural light and enough space to store her canvases and art materials.

In small locations like Caledon and Gwillimbury, customer advocacy works. Based on our work for blown-in insulation and room conversions, we received a lot of queries and will be busy most of the year with various new projects. We like to think that we’re doing a little bit for the environment by saving our customers’ electricity consumption.

As the decade moves forward, a lot of people are spending huge amounts of time at home. Netflix and Amazon are more popular than ever before, with people signing-up to binge watch TV serials and catch up on movies they always wanted to watch but didn’t have the time. We see a lot more room conversions happening to accommodate home theatre equipment in a room with proper insulation and soundproofing.