Frequently Asked Insulation Questions
Common signs your home is poorly insulated
- High Energy Bills
- Fluctuating Temperatures
- Chilly Drafts
- Frozen Pipes
- Fails the touch test – your walls, floors & ceilings should feel warm and dry to the touch, if your drywall/paneling feels damp or cold, this is a clear sign there’s not enough insulation. Alternatively, when touching an exterior wall, it should feel cold because the insulation is keeping the warm air inside your home.
- Cold rooms – some rooms inexplicably colder or hotter than others no matter what you do
- Water leaks in the attic
- Ice Dams on your roof – Ice dams are a result of heat rising from your improperly insulated home; this melts the bottom layer of snow on your roof. This water then trickles down to your gutters and once it hits the colder air it begins to freeze. This in turn may cause large chunks of ice and big icicles to form around your roof. This becomes a safety hazard and wreaks havoc on your gutters/roof.
- Turning up the thermostat often
What areas of my home should I insulate?
Insulation is not just for attics and walls.
It can and should be installed in other areas of your house!
- ceilings with unheated spaces
- basement (concrete/crawl) walls
- floors above vented crawl spaces
- vaulted & cathedral ceilings
- floors over garages
- interior walls especially around bathroom areas
- ceilings & floors for extra sound proofing and control
Why choose Coastal Pacific Insulation?
We have been doing insulation for quite some time.
With over 17 years in the insulation industry, our knowledgeable insulations pros have decades of experience between them. We put our customers first with competitive pricing, service and quality. Not to mention we always go above and beyond building codes, so you can enjoy your home for years to come!
Home insulation; is it worth it?
Homes of all ages can benefit from upgrading your insulation.
Whether you’re doing a reno project, new build, or an aging home that needs some care.
You will notice a difference on your utility bill, your home will be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Not to mention, added insulation will protect your home from unnecessary moisture problems, mildew, mold, rot.
Attic Reinsulation & Crawl Space Encapsulation
Reinsulating your attic is one of the simplest ways to create a more comfortable home. The process is quick in most cases, with blown in cellulose, cost effective and painless.
Crawl encapsulation can be done by affixing styrofoam/Rigid sheets to your crawl walls, insulating your joist ends and if your crawl is not poured a vapor barrier poly ground seal.
You’ll also be eligible for BCHydro/FortisBC energy rebates with these insulation upgrades.
Old insulation removal
We will remove your existing, non-functioning or otherwise rotten insulation at your request! We have a special machine that vacuums old attic insulation that should have probably been removed years ago.
Cold attic & moisture problems
This is a problem we can remedy with ease. Mostly with attic re-blows and sometimes with mold remediation if moisture has caused mold to form.
We use a special fungicide to destroy mold which is capable of destroying your attic trusses and spreads into your home, reducing your indoor air quality.
Why choose sprayfoam / spray insulation?
Spray foam is the insulation of the future. It is a wonderful, resilient material with many benefits:
One of the amazing abilities of spray foams is getting into small cracks and crevices. Once it is applied directly into the cracks, it expands and dries quickly while blocking air and water and insulating your home from heat/cold.
It also has the highest RSI value out of any insulation material on the market.
Polyurethane closed-cell spray foam 0.97 to 1.14 (R-5.5 to 6.5) 1.06 (R-6)
- Great noise reduction
- No more pollen and allergens seeping into your building
- Prevents pests, bugs and small rodents from getting into your home
- Prevents the growth of mold and mildew
- Increases the sturdiness of your walls
- Last way longer than conventional insulation
- Closed cell spray foam also works as a vapor barrier!
We are one of the most experienced and certified spray foam contractors on Vancouver Island. Having done countless commercial, industrial and residential spray foam projects!
What is R-value/ RSI?
Thermal resistance value indicates the insulating performance of a material. The higher the R or RSI value, the more resistant that material is to heat or cold transfer—meaning, the better the insulation it is.
I live in x town, do you provide service here?
Give us an e-mail or a phone call with the scope of your project to find out!
Currently we service anywhere from Campbell River all the way to Mill Bay.
Is Coastal Pacific Insulation a program certified contractor?
Yes. We are!
You can verify this on BCHydro’s website here:
We will help you get the maximum energy rebate you deserve.
My home is cold / freezing! Help!
Give us a call or click today for your free estimate!
We’ll be more than happy to help and provide you with solutions to your insulation problems!