If your attic insulation has been contaminated by pests and bothersome animals, or if you just want to re-insulate your roof and walls with adequate pest-control insulation materials, we are at your service. Let our Elite Pest Control technicians safely remove your old insulation and install what it takes to keep your home warm.
When pests enter your house—especially rodents—they make nests and latrines and dig tunnels in the insulating materials. Whether it’s in your attic, garage or basement, an insulating product is no longer effective when it’s filled with holes and soiled by animal excrement and urine.
Not only will you experience heat loss and higher energy costs, but you could be liable for hidden defects when you sell your home. It’s imperative to remove all contaminated insulation and carry out a decontamination of the space.
Our team of technicians is trained to establish a safety perimeter, extract soiled insulation and dispose of the contaminated materials in accordance with industrial standards. We then decontaminate the room thoroughly with a HEPA-filter vacuum as well as germicides and deodorants.
Before putting in new insulation, we cover all roof openings with anti-intrusion mesh and seal all holes and cracks that could let in returning pests. Our technicians will then proceed with the home insulating, thus making your home warm and cozy again.
Maybe you’ve never had to deal with pests in your attic, but if your home is older, the insulation could be non-compliant with current building codes. Additionally, any old insulating materials have undoubtedly deteriorated with time and no longer retain heat as they should. In either case, re-insulating your house will help you reduce your heating costs in winter and your air conditioning bill in summer.
Do you have a century-home? Cathedral ceilings? A low-ceiling attic space? No matter the type of roof you have, our technicians can redo the insulation without problem. Unless the existing material has been compromised by mould, water or fire, we will cover it with the new layer of insulation. If the old insulation is in poor shape, we will remove and replace it.
Vermiculite is a lightweight material similar to mica; it has long been used as insulation for roofs, walls and under basement floors. Many homes in Canada were insulated with this ore between the 1920s and 1990s. One of these types of vermiculite contains asbestos, a natural product which is highly hazardous to the health and that can cause asbestosis and lung cancer.
If your roof was insulated with vermiculite and you’re not sure whether it contains asbestos, our technicians can take a sample of the material and have it analyzed by a laboratory. If the vermiculite contains 3% or less of asbestos, we can replace the insulation; otherwise, you’ll need to hire a company specializing in asbestos removal.
If you’re unsure whether your vermiculite attic insulation contains asbestos, do not handle it yourself; leave it to an expert. Handling the material can release asbestos-containing dust into the air, which you could then breathe in.
For the insulation of your roof and elsewhere in your house, we use products that meet current standards and that have an insulation factor of R-40 or R-50, whichever you prefer. Our most popular products are cellulose panels and sprayed polyurethane foam.
Elite Pest Control is licenced by Quebec’s Régie du Bâtiment to do your insulation work. Our methods and the products we use comply with all applicable standards.
We know that insulation and renovation can disrupt your daily home life. That is why our technicians do everything in their power to intrude as little as possible into your living space, all while working efficiently.
We recommend that you plan for a two-day period to re-insulate your attic, although we are often able to finish everything in one day.
Our rates are based on the number of square feet to be insulated. It will be our pleasure to evaluate the extent of the work to be done in your home and offer you a free estimate.
Don’t wait for the signs that your home insulation is deteriorating or contaminated. Make an appointment with one of our technicians to benefit from the advantages of quality insulation, including lower heating and air conditioning costs and a longer life for your roof.