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Comfort and efficiency are possible with professionally installed insulation done by a team of experts. Save energy and money while regulating the temperature throughout your home.
Why should you choose to have insulation installed by The Home Depot?
Do you know about the latest insulation materials, what an R value is, or how to safely install new insulation? Make your home more comfortable and energy efficient by having our team of experienced installation professionals assess your attic and provide the best solution ensuring years of comfort ahead. All of our premium loosefill and radiant barrier insulation products are backed by a product warranty of 10 years or more, including a limited lifetime warranty on AttiCat – we don`t compromise on quality.
Sit back and rest easy knowing that your installation project will be backed by the world’s largest home improvement retailer. Our experts are all highly skilled and licensed tradespeople trained to deliver quality work that’s guaranteed*.
We can help get your project underway as promptly as possible with the use of The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card for easy and flexible financing options.
Why should you install this Product?
Your home is your haven and every one of your rooms should be warm, comfortable and livable. If you have cold walls and floors, signs of mould, or ice buildup on your roof, that livability is compromised. Take these indicators as clear signs that the insulation in your home needs an upgrade, and look to The Home Depot for help. Our Installation Experts can ensure the proper installation of new insulation, which can help save up to 20%** on your heating and cooling costs, in addition to decreasing noise levels and temperature fluctuations. Proper insulation will also reduce drafts and create the right environment for your furnace and air conditioner to operate at peak efficiency.
The Home Depot insulation products and installation process could also qualify for the ENERGY STAR® home sealing and insulation program*, so you will save money in the long term too.
** Up to 20% heating and cooling savings based on Hot 2000, Version 8.7 run for a 2 storey 1972 type base house with 1149 sf per floor for an increase from R-8 to R-40 in the attic in Canadian climates. Savings vary depending on original amount of insulation in your home, climate, house size, air leaks, and personal energy use and living habits.
HOW TO TELL IF YOU NEED A NEW INSULATION INSTALLATION
There are indicators that you need an insulation replacement/installation:
- Ongoing increase in energy and heating bills.
- Fluctuating temperatures throughout the house that are difficult to stabilize.
- Cold drafts inside the house when windows and doors are closed.
- A stiff and crumbling texture in the insulation—wear gloves when you examine the insulation.
- Existing insulation has not been replaced for a number of years. (Keep in mind that building codes are routinely updated. For example, today’s base building code required R50 insulation in an attic compared to 20 years ago, when R30 was the minimum base requirement.)
- Prolonged exposure to extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rainfall or rapid snow accumulation.
- Recurring infestation of wildlife and insects in your insulation.
Trust that a Home Depot Installation Services expert can help you identify your home’s need for proper or increased insulation and also assess potential problems with your current insulation. Book a in-home consultation now!
COMMON INSULATION MYTHS
Myth: Insulating a ceiling forces more heat to leak out of windows.
Fact: Adding insulation to one part of a home won’t increase the “pressure” on heat losses through other parts, but poorly insulated areas will continue to be major sources of heat/cooling loss.
Myth: Stuffing thicker insulation into a smaller space increases its R-value.
Fact: Fibreglass insulation works like trapped air pockets: compressing it decreases the amount of air trapped and reduces its R-value.
Myth: Mould likes fibreglass
Fact: Fibreglass doesn’t hold water very well unless it is soaked and does not provide food for biological growth. Soiled fibreglass happens when it captures dirt as air flows through it, not because of mould.
YOUR INSULATION CHOICES
Loose-fill blown-in insulation
- Does not absorb moisture
- Resists mould
- Is noncombustible and noncorrosive
- Maintains insulating power over time
R-60 top up insulation
- Is especially effective when combined with a radiant barrier foil installed on the underside of your roof. It blocks radiant heat and keeps house insulation cooler and more efficient.
To step up your home’s energy efficiency, choose a higher R-value insulation to prevent heat loss or gain, reduce heating and cooling costs and increase comfort. Because blown-in loose-fill insulation doesn’t settle, it maintains the same energy-saving level over time.
INSULATION: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What factors should I consider when choosing to install insulation?
A: Here are 5 factors to consider when choosing to install insulation:
1) Energy Efficiency*
4) Type of Insulation Materials
5) Insulation Method **
**The Home Depot specializes in ‘blown-in’ insulation
Q: What are the types of insulation materials offered by The Home Depot?
A: The Home Depot offers two types of insulation materials – fibreglass or cellulose.
Q: What are the insulation brands offered by The Home Depot?
A: Owen’s Corning AttiCat or ProPink, Weathershield or Cocoon Cellulose Insulation.
Q: How will I know how much insulation I need?
A: Most homes have some insulation, but to meet optimum energy efficiency it is best to speak with an expert Home Depot Installations Service Provider who can also review any government energy efficiency rebates available, and advise you on which insulation best suits your needs, all during a in-home consultation. Call 1-800-466-3337 or see a store associate at a Home Depot near you to set-up your in-home consultation today.
Q: How will I know that my service provider is authorized by The Home Depot?
A: All of our handpicked providers carry an orange The Home Depot Home Services badge. If this badge is not visible, ask to see it. This badge means they have undergone a thorough background screening process and are properly licensed and insured.
Q: What are the available methods of payment?
A: All major credit cards, personalized cheques, and financing options with The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card.
The Home Depot offers a variety of Installation Services to help with your home-improvement projects. In addition to new insulation, new Heating and Cooling Systems or New Roof, Window, or Siding Installation Services will all contribute to making your home more energy-efficient.
3 STEPS TO INSULATION INSTALLATION
To set-up an appointment for your insulation installation project, call 1-800-HOME DEPOT (1-800-466-3337), or you can Request A Quote online and within two days we will contact you to book a in-home consultation.
At a pre-scheduled time, an Installation Service Provider will visit your home to discuss the insulation options available to you and the benefits of each; answer questions on R values (which rates the effectiveness of your insulation); advise how to reduce drafts in your home and recommend an insulation installation that fits with your budget.
During this visit, the Installation Service Provider will also verify measurements, inspect your attic to determine your complete insulation needs, and answer any questions you might have.
You will be given a written estimate at the end of the visit.
To ensure your satisfaction with the installation, it’s encouraged that your family’s key decision makers take a moment prior to your in-home appointment to think about how long you plan to stay in your home, review your monthly energy costs, consider the temperature consistency in the house and make note of your budget as well as any questions you may have about energy efficiency.
To begin the project, an authorized Home Depot Service Provider will call to arrange an installation date at a time that’s convenient for you. (Take note: Weather may impact the scheduled date and length of the project.) You will be informed of any prior preparations you need to make.
An authorized Home Depot Installation Services Expert will coordinate the delivery of all insulation materials to your home. Prior to the installation, care will be taken to protect your home via work areas clearly marked and contained, baffles installed to protect lights, and vents and ventilation into the attic*. Our Service Providers will apply your insulation for optimal effectiveness and debris will be collected and removed. Throughout the project you will receive regular updates from your Installation Specialist. At all times, the installer will maintain a safe work site and ensure a thorough cleanup.
*Procedures vary based on project scope.
Once the insulation installation is complete, your installer will meet with you to perform a final inspection, give you advice on how to maintain the efficiency of your insulation, and confirm your satisfaction with the project.
ALWAYS QUALITY WORK
Every installer who works for you is experienced, highly skilled, licensed†, and back checked. You can be confident that you're getting quality workmanship.
RELIABLE AND WORRY-FREE
Our installers are committed professionals, backed by a name you can trust. The Home Depot ensures our installers have passed numerous background checks through our partnership with
- Trade license checks (where required by local legislation);
- Criminal background checks;
- and up-to-date Workers' Compensation Coverage.
YOUR RESULTS ARE GUARANTEED
Our #1 priority is your satisfaction. We stand behind your project with a guarantee†† as solid as The Home Depot.
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