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Top Up Your Attic Insulation with Canada Greener Homes Grant

June 14, 2021

Logik Roofing & Insulation is excited to announce we are an approved contractor in Oshawa for the new Canada Greener Homes Grant program. This program helps Canadians make energy-efficient improvements to their homes to...

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7 Things to Look for When Hiring a Contractor

May 5, 2021

When you are hiring a contractor to make home improvements, like replacing your roof or topping up your attic insulation, there are several different things you should look for to ensure your hire the...

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Getting Ready for an Attic Top-Up? Things You Need to Know

March 15, 2021

When you are topping up your attic insulation, your objective is to improve the energy efficiency of your home by increasing the R-value of the attic insulation to reduce energy loss. One important consideration...

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Best Materials for Attic Insulation Top Up

February 26, 2021

When it comes to topping up your attic insulation, you have different types of insulation and materials to achieve your targeted R-value and make your home more energy-efficient. Insulating your attic can save you...

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How Improving Your Home’s Attic Insulation Can Benefit You

January 28, 2021

When it comes to home improvements, many homeowners are constantly looking for affordable upgrades that benefit their houses and help increase the value of their property. One improvement often overlooked is improving the attic...

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Does Insulation in the Attic Really Matter?

December 9, 2020

If you have ever been in your attic, you may notice that the underside of the roof is not typically insulated. Rather the insulation is installed on the attic floor. This often raises the...

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Do I Have to Remove Old Attic Insulation Before Topping Up with New?

November 11, 2020

This is a frequently asked question we got a lot from people interested in topping up their attic insulation. The amount of insulation in your attic is essential to maintaining comfort in your home....

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How Your Roof Benefits from Proper Attic Insulation

October 25, 2020

Did you know that your roof benefits when you have the proper amount of attic insulation installed? Some of the benefits your roof gains include: Increases the life of the roof shingles. Your shingles...

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How to Get Your House Ready for Winter

September 19, 2020

It is hard to believe it is already fall and winter will soon be here. The cooler fall temperatures make this the perfect time to take care of some home maintenance and get your...

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Canada Greener Homes Grant

Top Up Your Attic Insulation with Canada Greener Homes Grant

Logik Roofing & Insulation is excited to announce we are an approved contractor in Oshawa for the new Canada Greener Homes Grant program. This program helps Canadians make energy-efficient improvements to their homes to help save energy. When you save energy, you save money. Homes that participate in this program will be more comfortable as indoor air temperatures will be

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Hiring Roofing Contractor Oshawa

7 Things to Look for When Hiring a Contractor

When you are hiring a contractor to make home improvements, like replacing your roof or topping up your attic insulation, there are several different things you should look for to ensure your hire the best contractor for the job. #1: Are they licensed? You want a licensed contractor. Licensed contractors have met mandated qualifications for the GTA and Ontario, like

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Getting Ready for an Attic Top-Up

Getting Ready for an Attic Top-Up? Things You Need to Know

When you are topping up your attic insulation, your objective is to improve the energy efficiency of your home by increasing the R-value of the attic insulation to reduce energy loss. One important consideration is what R-value is right for your home? Why R-Values Matter? R-values refer to the insulation’s ability to insulate the home and prevent energy loss. The

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Attic Insulation Oshawa

Best Materials for Attic Insulation Top Up

When it comes to topping up your attic insulation, you have different types of insulation and materials to achieve your targeted R-value and make your home more energy-efficient. Insulating your attic can save you money and is not an expensive home improvement to make. Living in Toronto and the GTA means there will be cold weather in winter and warm

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Attic Insulation Oshawa

How Improving Your Home’s Attic Insulation Can Benefit You

When it comes to home improvements, many homeowners are constantly looking for affordable upgrades that benefit their houses and help increase the value of their property. One improvement often overlooked is improving the attic insulation. While topping up your attic with new insulation is not an improvement you can see aesthetically, it is an affordable upgrade every homeowner should consider.

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Does Insulation in the Attic Really Matter?

If you have ever been in your attic, you may notice that the underside of the roof is not typically insulated. Rather the insulation is installed on the attic floor. This often raises the question does insulation in the attic really matter? After all, cold air and warm air can still get into the attic through the roof, so why

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Logik Roofing & Insulation is excited to announce we are an approved contractor in Oshawa for the new Canada Greener Homes Grant program. This program helps Canadians make energy-efficient improvements to their homes to help save energy.

When you save energy, you save money. Homes that participate in this program will be more comfortable as indoor air temperatures will be easier to maintain since the heating and cooling system will need to run less often.

What type of grants are available?

There will be up to 700,000 grants available with rebates of up to $5,000 for homeowners who make energy-efficient retrofits to their homes, like topping up their attic insulation. A rebate of up to $600 is available for EnerGuide evaluations to help homeowners determine what retrofits would benefit their homes the most and start planning those retrofits.

Why top up the attic insulation?

The Canada Greener Homes Grant provides rebates to help homeowners top up their attic insulation. The more insulation in the attic, the slower the rate of heat loss, which results in improved energy efficiency.

Heat loss resistance is measured using an R-value. The higher the R-value, the better the heat loss resistance. Current building codes, as of 2021, require attics to have an R-value of R60 in attic insulation.

An attic insulation top-up is one of the easiest retrofits to make since the attic in most homes is easily accessible. With the grants, you can save on making energy improvements to your home.

What are the eligibility requirements?

You must insulate a minimum of 20% of the total areas of the attic while increasing the R-value. The new insulation must be added in the same locations as the existing insulation. The grant program will reimburse you up to $1,800 for topping up the attic insulation.

The rebate can vary based on the current R-value in the attic and the R-value after the top-up.

Can grants be combined?

Yes, the Canada Greener Homes Grant program allows you to combine grants for other energy-efficient home improvements. You can receive a rebate as well based on the type of improvements made.

How do I get started?

  • Step 1: Learn more about the grant programs. Review that you meet eligibility requirements and learn more about the process.
  • Step 2: Register and book your pre-retrofit evaluation. To participate in the program, you must register through the Greener Homes Grant program portal.
  • Step 3: Decide what improvements you want to make to your home. Review your EnerGuide evaluation to decide what retrofits work best for your budget and home.
  • Step 4: Complete your home retrofits with an authorized contractor. You will need to complete at least one retrofit through an authorized contractor to quality for a rebate.
  • Step 5: Book your post-retrofit evaluation to apply for your rebates. After the retrofits are completed, you need to book a post-retrofit evaluation to confirm the work completed.
  • Step 6: Receive your rebates. Confirm what retrofits you completed through the portal to receive your rebates.

For further information about the Greener Homes Grant program at Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, and Mississauga and where you can register, please feel free to contact Logik Roofing & Insulation at 905-424-7469 today!

When you are hiring a contractor to make home improvements, like replacing your roof or topping up your attic insulation, there are several different things you should look for to ensure your hire the best contractor for the job.

#1: Are they licensed?

You want a licensed contractor. Licensed contractors have met mandated qualifications for the GTA and Ontario, like understanding current building codes. Additionally, if you plan on selling your house, any renovations you have done, need to be completed by a licensed contractor to be recognized as adding value to your home.

#2: Are they insured?

Licensed contractors should have general liability and WSIB insurance. These insurance policies protect homeowners, and their employees should they be an accident or injury during the renovation in your home.

#3: What type of experience do they have?

You want to make sure the contractor you select has experience with the type of project you need to do. For example, you would not hire a plumbing contractor to install a new roof. You would hire a roofing contractor. You can ask the contractor how many projects like yours they have done and request references for similar projects.

#4: What type of reputation does the contractor have?

The reputation of the contractor is equally important to their experience. It is easy to verify their reputation by checking out online reviews from past customers. You can also ask the contractor to provide a list of references you can call.

Another way to evaluate the reputation is to look at what awards they have won. For instance, in the GTA, contractors can win HomeStars Best Of awards, ThreeBest awards, and Reader’s Choice awards, to name a few.

Reputable contractors can also be verified by HomeStars and other such online service sites. Verification means the service reviewed the contractor and evaluated them in various areas including verifying all of their legal and professional requirements were in order.

#5: How well does the contractor communicate?

You want to make sure the contractor is good at communicating with its customers. Even your initial experiences from the time you call to request a quote and it is received can be indications of how well they communicate.

#6: What quality of materials the contractor uses?

You want to make sure the quality of the materials being used for your project are high-quality and meet current building codes. You should look for brands you recognize and associate with high-quality, as well, such as CertainTeed or VELUX.

#7: Do they provide a detailed contract?

The contractor should provide a detailed contract that shows what work is to be completed, what materials are being used, and other such information, like pricing. The contract should also be clear, concise, and easy to read.

By using these tips, you are sure to find the best contractor for home improvement and renovation projects.

If you require a roofing and attic contractor at Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering or Mississauga, please feel free to contact Logik Roofing at 905.424.7469 to schedule an appointment to discuss your project today!

When you are topping up your attic insulation, your objective is to improve the energy efficiency of your home by increasing the R-value of the attic insulation to reduce energy loss. One important consideration is what R-value is right for your home?

Why R-Values Matter?

R-values refer to the insulation’s ability to insulate the home and prevent energy loss. The higher the R-value, the better insulated the home is to reduce energy loss. Achieving the desired R-value in your attic requires understanding the differences between your existing attic insulation and the R-value you want to top it off to.

For 2021, there have been updates and changes to the insulation building codes for Ontario. For attic insulation, new homes will need to have a minimum of R-60 in attic insulation. If your home is older, and depending on when it was built, you could have R-10, R-20, or possibly a much lower R-value.

Topping up your insulation will help ensure your home meets the new energy efficiency building codes. Additionally, you will notice a decrease in your hydro and energy bills to heat and cool your home.

How Much Insulation Will My Top-Up Need?

It will depend on the existing amount of insulation in your attic and the current R-value. For example, if your home is older with an attic insulation rating of R-13, you would need about 17 inches or so of new insulation to achieve an R-60 rating.

Please keep in mind, the actual amount of attic insulation you will require depends on when your home was built, if you had a previous top-up, and other such factors.

Can I Top Up Over Existing Insulation?

In most cases, you can have new insulation installed directly over the existing insulation. However, the insulation should be inspected by a qualified professional to look for signs of water damage, rodent infestation, and other such issues.

If any of these issues are discovered, then it is recommended to have the existing insulation in the affected areas removed and replaced. Otherwise, the existing insulation is not effective at preventing energy loss.

Does an Attic Top-Up Really Matter?

Energy-efficient homes are becoming more and more in demand. By topping up your attic insulation, you ensure your home is more energy-efficient and meets the current building codes. This way, if you ever want to sell your home, it will be easier to attract potential buyers. Additionally, there are two great rebate programs out for homeowners to take advantage of.

The Greener Homes federal grant offers up to $5,600 additionally If you are an Enbridge energy subscriber, you could qualify for up to $5000 in-home efficiency rebates.

If you are ready to top up your attic insulation by a roofing company in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, and Mississauga and enjoy lower heating and cooling energy bills, contact Logik Roofing at 905.424.7469 schedule an appointment to find out how much attic insulation your home needs.

We even offer easy financing! Remember to inquire about qualifying rebate programs when you call to book your appointment.

When it comes to topping up your attic insulation, you have different types of insulation and materials to achieve your targeted R-value and make your home more energy-efficient. Insulating your attic can save you money and is not an expensive home improvement to make.

Living in Toronto and the GTA means there will be cold weather in winter and warm weather in summer. With prices for natural gas, oil, and electricity on the rise, the only effective way to cut your heating and cooling energy bills is by topping up your attic insulation.

Sure, you could always turn down your thermostat in winter and up in summer. Yet do you really want to wear heavy winter clothing indoors and hardly any clothing in summer? Topping up your attic insulation is a project that can typically be completed in a day and cut between 10 to 50% off your heating and cooling energy bills.

Choosing the Right Type of Attic Insulation

Is your attic open and unfinished? Is your attic partially finished with flooring? These questions are important as it can determine which type of attic insulation is best for topping up. For unfinished attics, some of your topping up insulation options are:

Loose Fill – Loose fill works great if you have existing insulation you do not need to replace. You simply have the new insulation sprayed on top of the existing insulation. It is perfect to fill in air gaps and spaces to create the desired depth and density to reach the ideal R-value.

Batts/Rolls – If you must have insulation replaced or your attic simply lacks insulation, batts – rolled insulation – can be a good foundation to start with. However, if you have irregular spacing, obstructions, or low clearances, then loose fill might be a better choice.

Sizing Up Your Current Attic Insulation

You can check your existing attic insulation yourself. However, why worry about climbing into the attic when you can get a free estimate from Logik Roofing. Plus, we will inspect your current insulation to make sure it is not compressed, moldy, or water-stained. If it is, it will need to be replaced since it is no longer insulating your home.

If you are ready to top up your attic insulation and enjoy lower heating and cooling energy bills, contact Logik Roofing at 905.424.7469 to schedule an appointment to find out how much attic insulation your home needs. We serve Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, MississaugaRichmond Hill and surrounding areas.

You may even qualify for a home efficiency rebate through a qualifying program. We even offer easy financing! Remember to inquire about both of these when you call to book your appointment.

When it comes to home improvements, many homeowners are constantly looking for affordable upgrades that benefit their houses and help increase the value of their property. One improvement often overlooked is improving the attic insulation.

While topping up your attic with new insulation is not an improvement you can see aesthetically, it is an affordable upgrade every homeowner should consider. It is also one of the best upgrades you can make that will essentially give you a 100% return on your investment over time, whether you sell your house or not.

Plus, it is an upgrade that most homes need badly anyway.

How Does Improving the Attic Insulation Pay for Itself?

Whether it is summer or winter, topping up your attic insulation can save you money on your energy bills. The more insulation you have in your attic, the less air-loss transfer there is between the home’s interior and exterior.

The attic insulation helps maintain more even temperatures inside the home to keep warm or cool air from escaping. As such, this means your furnace or air conditioner will not have to run as often to maintain your preferred indoor air temperatures.

The money you save on your energy bills month after month pays you back for the investment you made in improving the attic insulation.

Improving the Attic Insulation Improves Your Home’s Eco-Friendliness

With more people concerned about what they can do to help preserve the environment and lower their carbon footprints, one thing that every homeowner can do is top up their attic insulation. For most homeowners, the largest part of their energy bills is associated with the costs to heat or cool their homes.

By topping up your attic insulation, you consume less energy since your furnace and air conditioner run less often. By reducing how frequently your HVAC system runs, you are also reducing your carbon footprint. Additionally, you are helping the energy provide reduce their carbon emissions required to supply your home with the energy to power your HVAC system.

Improving the Attic Insulation Is the Best Choice

If you have a limited home improvement budget or are looking for an easy project you can have completed without much fuss, then topping up your attic insulation is the best option. Adding attic insulation is quick and easy when you hire a professional roofing company in Oshawa.

Once added, you start saving money immediately on your energy bills and cutting your carbon footprint. Topping up attic insulation can help pave the way for other home improvements, like improving basement insulation, or using attic space for a new room.

If you are ready to start enjoying these benefits of topping up your attic insulation, contact Logik Roofing at 905.424.7469 to schedule an appointment to find out how much attic insulation your home needs.

You may even qualify for a home efficiency rebate through a qualifying program. We even offer easy financing! Remember to inquire about both of these when you call to book your appointment.

If you have ever been in your attic, you may notice that the underside of the roof is not typically insulated. Rather the insulation is installed on the attic floor. This often raises the question does insulation in the attic really matter? After all, cold air and warm air can still get into the attic through the roof, so why even bother with insulation?

To answer this question, let’s take a look at what insulation does – it helps block out cold and hot air and prevent that from getting into the home. A secondary purpose of attic insulation is to keep warm air and cool air in your home and prevent it from escaping through the attic. Insulation in the attic also helps to improve the energy-efficiency of the home.

Without insulation, there would be no protective barrier between the interior of the home, attic, and roof. As a result, cold and warm air transfer would cause your furnace or air conditioner to run frequently to attempt to maintain the desire indoor air temperature.

Additionally, you would experience ice dams forming on your roof. Ice dams occur when warm air from inside the home escapes through the roof and causes snow to melt. At night when it gets colder, the water refreezes, and ice dams are formed. Ice dams can damage the roofing system and lead to even bigger problems.

How Much of an Impact Does Attic Insulation Have on Energy Bills?

Depending on the amount of insulation in your attic, you could save between 10 and 50% on your heating and cooling bills. The amount does vary based on the volume of attic insulation you have installed. As you can guess, the more insulation you have in the attic, the higher the energy savings.

Building codes in Ontario do require homes to have been built with a certain volume of insulation. Although, these codes constantly change. So, if your home is 10 or more years old, your home could have insufficient insulation by current building code standards.

Furthermore, building codes only list the minimal amount of attic insulation the home requires. Builders are not required to top off attic insulation for maximum energy savings for the homeowner.

Can There Be Too Much Attic Insulation?

While topping off your attic insulation is a great idea, there can be too much of a good thing. If you install too much insulation, there will not be proper airflow in the attic. Restricted airflow can shorten the useful lifespan of roofing shingles. As a result, you want to make sure you balance the needs of your roofing system with the volume of attic insulation you have installed.

Besides, most shingle manufacturers will detail in their warranties the importance of having a properly ventilated roofing system. Failing to have proper ventilation could result in your shingle warranty being null and void.

In conclusion, you do want to top off your attic insulation to improve the energy-efficiency of your home. However, you should have a professional do this to ensure your roofing system is ventilated correctly and to avoid installing too much new insulation.

For further information about topping up your attic insulation and ensuring your roofing system is vented correctly, please feel free to contact Logik Roofing at 905.424.7469 to schedule an appointment to find out how much attic insulation your home needs today! We are available at Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Mississauga.

Remember to inquire about special rebates and other offers that might be available for your region in the Greater Toronto Area. We also offer financing through SNAP Home Finance.

This is a frequently asked question we got a lot from people interested in topping up their attic insulation. The amount of insulation in your attic is essential to maintaining comfort in your home. With sufficient attic insulation, your heating bills are lower, and your home becomes more energy efficient.

Most homeowners already have some attic insulation. However, the amount of insulation in the attic is often insufficient to meet the recommend energy-efficient guidelines. As such, homeowners want to know if their existing insulation has to be removed before topping it up with new insulation.

In most cases, you can have new insulation added over the existing insulation. Removing the existing insulation can be expensive and time-consuming. So, if it is not necessary, then there is no reason to do it.

When Does Existing Insulation Need to Be Removed Before Topping Up the Attic Insulation?

There are a few exceptions where the existing insulation will need removing before topping up your attic with new insulation. These exceptions are when the existing insulation has been damaged in some manner as follows:

  • Water Damage – If the insulation has gotten wet from a roof leak, ice dams, or other such problems, it needs to be removed. Once insulation gets wet, it is no longer effective at insulating your home.
  • Mold and Mildew – A side effect of wet insulation is the growth of black mold and mildew. If either is present in the insulation, it is best to replace it since it got wet. Even if you fixed the water problem, the mold and mildew could easily spread to the new insulation and create an even bigger problem.
  • Rodent Infestations – If rats, mice, bats, or other rodents took up residence in your attic, the insulation can be damaged and have feces and urine in the insulation.
  • Fire Damage – If you had a house fire, and the fire spread to the attic, or there was smoke damage, you need to replace your attic insulation.

Depending on the extent of the damages and the location, you may not have to replace all of the existing insulation, just the damaged sections. Removing insulation is a detailed process that requires using the right equipment to remove the insulation, along with any dust and debris, and preventing it from getting into the home.

For further information about topping up your attic insulation and roofing installation to improve the comfort of your home, please feel free to contact Logik Roofing at 905.424.7469 to schedule an appointment to find out how much attic insulation your home needs today! We are available at Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Mississauga.

Remember to inquire about special rebates and other offers that might be in available for your region in the Greater Toronto Area. We also offer financing through SNAP Home Finance.

Did you know that your roof benefits when you have the proper amount of attic insulation installed? Some of the benefits your roof gains include:

  • Increases the life of the roof shingles. Your shingles will last longer because there are not at risk of ice dams, and less extreme changes in temperatures.
  • Helps prevent heat loss from the home. When you can prevent heat loss from the home through the attic, you can avoid problems with ice dams. Ice dams form when heat from underneath the shingles melts the snow. Then, at night when it is colder, the water refreezes and creates ice dams. The water could also runoff and form ice on the sides of the roof as it cools.

Ice dams can damage roof shingles because when water freezes, it expands. As such, shingles can pull away from the roof, leaving gaps where water could get into the attic and cause water damage to your home.

  • Helps prevent damages to your gutters/eaves. When there is insufficient attic insulation, the roof deck is prone to extreme temperature changes that cause it to expand and contract. As a result of this expanding and contracting, it can cause gutters and eves to pull away from the roof deck and leave gaps that are perfect for forming ice dams.
  • Helps prevent condensation between roof layers. There are several layers between the roof deck and the shingles. These layers are referred to as the interstitial layers. When warm air escapes from the home through the attic and meets cooler air from the outside, condensation can form in these layers. Condensation results in water moisture, which can damage the interstitial layers.

Other Benefits Your Home Gains from Proper Attic Insulation

Your roof is not the only part of your home that benefits from proper attic insulation. The other added benefits you can enjoy includes:

  • Better temperature consistency throughout the home. Proper attic insulation keeps heated air indoors where it belongs. You will notice the rooms in your home feel more comfortable and consistent. In the summer months, you also benefit since air-conditioned air also stays inside to keep you cooler.
  • Improves the lifespan of your heating and cooling system. You will notice your furnace and air conditioner will not have to run as often when your home has proper attic insulation. Since the system is not running as often or having to work as hard to keep the home heated or cooled, it places less wear and tear on the system, resulting in a longer lifespan.
  • Reduces your heating and cooling energy costs. Better insulation translates to energy savings on your home’s heating and cooling costs.

If you are ready to start enjoying these benefits for your roof and your home, contact Logik Roofing at 905.424.7469. We also provide attic insulation services at Whitby, Ajax, Mississauga and Pickering. Schedule an appointment to find out how much attic insulation your home needs.

It is hard to believe it is already fall and winter will soon be here. The cooler fall temperatures make this the perfect time to take care of some home maintenance and get your home ready for winter. By taking care of maintenance now, you will be warm, and cozy once colder winter weather, snow, and ice arrive!
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