During winter, ice dams and huge icicles formed on the roof of Mrs. Forget's house. A lack of insulation in the attic was the cause of this problem. Even though Mrs. Forget had re-insulated her attic a few years ago, but the same problem had reappeared.
We removed the fiberglass insulation that was in the attic to seal all air leaks (joints and holes) with expanded foam. Subsequently, we added deflectors to allow better ventilation of the attic. Finally, we blew a little more than 16'' of cellulose fibers to reach an R-60 value.
Mrs. Eaves had problems with ice damming on the roof of her house in winter. So she contacted Systèmes Éconergie to re-insulate her attic.
In the attic of her house, there were only 10 inches of fiberglass insulation, which was far from enough. We removed the old insulation, sealed all the air leaks present on the attic floor with our expanded polyurethane foam, and then blew a little more than 16 in of cellulose fibers to achieve an R-60 value.
The problem: This client from Pointe-Claire in Montréal, had a problem with his house. He found his rooms upstairs not comfortable. They were hot during the summer, even with the air climatization on and during the winter his rooms were not comfortable as he wanted them to be.
The solution: We replace the old isolation with a brand new one. We use blown cellulose for those types of projects. We blow over 16 inches to achieve R60 of value.
Mr. Zerczy had only 5 to 10 inches of fiberglass insulation in his attic. The lack of insulation made his house very uncomfortable and he had noticed that the energy costs were getting very high.
Remove the fiberglass insulation in order to seal all air leaks on the attic floor such as joints, holes, and recessed. Install vents all along the soffits to ensure good ventilation of the attic and prevent air from coming into contact with the insulation and then blow a little more than 16 in cellulose fibers to obtain an R-60 value.
The attic insulation of Mrs. Negret's house was insufficient. There was less than 10” of fiberglass mat in some places. This caused ice dams on her roof in winter and made her house uncomfortable.
We have sealed all air leaks such as joints, electrical wire holes. Then, we isolated the recessed lights by adding a box to each of them and sealing around the box. We insulated the access hatch with SilverGlo and finally blew out just over 16” of cellulose fibers.