Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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At Coastal Pacific Insulation, we specialize in the installation of various insulation types, including spray foam, fiberglass, and mineral wool. Our experts will help you choose the right insulation material for your specific needs.
The cost of insulation installation varies based on factors such as the type of insulation, the size of your property, and the complexity of the project. We offer free, no-obligation estimates to provide you with an accurate cost breakdown.
Our experienced professionals have decades of combined experience and always perform work that is above and beyond building code requirements. We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality workmanship and materials.
Yes, Coastal Pacific Insulation is a fully licensed and WCB insured company. We prioritize the safety and protection of both our customers and our team members.
The duration of an insulation project depends on the size and complexity of the job. We will provide a projected timeline during our initial consultation to ensure you know what to expect.
Absolutely! Proper insulation can significantly reduce energy consumption by maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature and minimizing heat transfer. This results in lower energy bills and increased energy efficiency, both in the summer and winter!
The BCHydro/CleanBC energy rebate program offers financial incentives for energy-efficient home improvements, such as insulation upgrades. As a Program Registered Contractor, we can help you navigate the rebate application process to maximize your potential savings.
Our insulation professionals can conduct an assessment of your home's insulation to determine if it's up to standard or if an upgrade is necessary. We'll provide recommendations based on our findings to help you make an informed decision.
To schedule a consultation or request a free, no-obligation estimate, simply contact us through our website or by phone. Our friendly team will be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have.
By improving your home's insulation and air sealing, Coastal Pacific Insulation can help you significantly reduce your utility bills. Our experts will evaluate your home and recommend the most effective solutions to enhance energy efficiency.
Coastal Pacific Insulation can assist you in lowering your hydro bill by upgrading your home's insulation and ensuring proper air sealing. This will result in reduced energy consumption and improved temperature regulation.
Spray foam insulation offers superior thermal performance, excellent air sealing capabilities, and resistance to moisture infiltration. Coastal Pacific Insulation's experienced team can help determine if spray foam is the right choice for your home.
When installed correctly by professionals like Coastal Pacific Insulation, spray foam is safe and non-toxic. It cures completely within a short time, providing a long-lasting, effective insulation solution without any health risks.
Removing insulation should be done by experienced professionals, like those at Coastal Pacific Insulation, to ensure safety and proper disposal. Our team can assess your insulation needs and handle the removal process efficiently.
Spray foam insulation provides excellent thermal resistance, effective air sealing, moisture control, and durability. It can contribute to a more comfortable and energy-efficient home when installed by skilled professionals like Coastal Pacific Insulation.
When applied in the appropriate thickness, closed-cell spray foam insulation can act as both an insulation material and a vapor barrier. Coastal Pacific Insulation's experts can guide you on whether this option is suitable for your home.
Coastal Pacific Insulation can perform an attic insulation assessment to determine if your home has sufficient insulation. Our experts will check for proper insulation depth, even coverage, and signs of moisture or air leaks, then provide recommendations to address any issues.
Yes, insulating your crawlspace can significantly improve your home's energy efficiency, reduce energy bills, and increase overall comfort. Coastal Pacific Insulation can help you determine the best insulation options for your crawlspace and ensure proper installation to maximize the benefits.
R-value is a measure of an insulation material's resistance to heat flow, indicating its thermal performance. A higher R-value represents greater insulating effectiveness, reducing heat transfer between indoor and outdoor environments. Coastal Pacific Insulation's experts can help you select the right insulation with the appropriate R-value to maximize energy efficiency and comfort in your home.
Our attic reblow insulation process is efficient and thorough, typically completed within just a couple of hours. This quick turnaround means minimal disruption to your daily routine, ensuring your home is more energy-efficient in no time.
Installing spray foam insulation in your crawl space is a detailed process that usually takes between 4 to 6 hours. This time frame allows our professionals to ensure that every nook and cranny is properly insulated, maximizing your home's energy efficiency and comfort.
Spray foam insulation sets remarkably fast, curing within just 30 seconds of application. This rapid curing time helps speed up the installation process, allowing us to work efficiently in enhancing your home's insulation.
For safety and comfort, we recommend waiting at least 2 hours before re-entering the area where spray foam insulation has been applied. This short waiting period ensures that the initial off-gassing process has diminished, making it safer for you to return.
While re-entry to the treated area is possible after 2 hours, we advise waiting 24 hours before full reoccupancy of your home. This 24-hour period allows the spray foam to off-gas adequately.
Think of spray foam insulation like a winter coat for your home, but there are two main types: open cell and closed cell. They both keep your home warm and comfy, but they do it in different ways and have some unique perks!
Open Cell Spray Foam:
- Feels like: It's softer and squishier, kind of like a sponge.
- Good for: Inside walls and reducing noise; it's like a sound barrier for a peaceful home.
- Water and air: It lets a bit of air pass through.
- Price: More budget-friendly, great for covering big areas without breaking the bank.
- Bonus: Although it's not a main feature, it can deter some pests due to its coverage and density, but it's not specifically designed for pest resistance.
Closed Cell Spray Foam:
- Feels like: It's tougher and denser, more like a hard-shell suitcase.
- Good for: Outside walls or places that get wet, like basements, because it blocks water and air really well.
- Insulation power: Packs a stronger punch in keeping your home warm with less material.
- Price: A bit pricier, but it's like investing in a high-quality coat that lasts longer and performs better in extreme weather.
- Bonus: Great at keeping critters out! Its tough nature makes it less inviting for pests and small animals looking for a cozy home.
Extra Perks of Spray Foam:
- Animal resistant: Closed cell foam is especially good at keeping unwanted guests like insects and small animals out because of its dense structure.
- Energy bills: Both types help with energy bills by keeping your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
- Long-lasting: They stick around for a long time, giving you peace of mind and comfort for years.
Vermiculite insulation was commonly used in attics in older homes for its insulating properties. It resembles small, shiny flakes and can range in color from silver to brown. While vermiculite itself is not harmful, some vermiculite insulation sourced from certain mines contains asbestos, which can pose serious health risks if disturbed.
Identifying Vermiculite Insulation:
- Look: Vermiculite is lightweight and looks like small, shiny pebbles or pieces of popcorn.
- Common Places: It's often found in attics as a loose-fill insulation material.
The Asbestos Concern: Asbestos in insulation can be hazardous if airborne, as inhaling asbestos fibers can lead to serious health issues. It's important to know that not all vermiculite contains asbestos, but caution is advised.
How We Can Help:
- Identify: If you suspect your home has vermiculite insulation, it's crucial not to disturb it. Disturbing the insulation can release potentially harmful asbestos fibers into the air.
- Connect: While we don't conduct asbestos sampling or remediation ourselves, we're here to help connect you with certified professionals who specialize in assessing and safely handling asbestos-containing materials.
- Safety and Peace of Mind: Ensuring the safety and well-being of your home and family is our priority. By facilitating the connection with experts, we help you take the necessary steps towards assessing and addressing any potential asbestos concerns in your vermiculite insulation.
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