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Frequently Asked Questions about Insulation

Welcome to Gord’s Insulation FAQ Page – your go-to resource for answers to commonly asked questions about insulation. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to enhance energy efficiency, a business owner exploring insulation options, or simply curious about the benefits of different materials, our FAQ section provides valuable insights. From understanding the importance of insulation to choosing the right material and navigating the installation process, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions with expert answers. Explore the knowledge base curated by Gord’s Insulation to make informed decisions about your insulation needs in North Bay, Ontario.

Your Guide to Better Efficency with Gord's Insulation

A: Insulation is crucial for maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature and improving energy efficiency. It acts as a barrier against heat transfer, keeping your space warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Proper insulation also helps reduce energy consumption, lowering utility costs.

A: Signs of insufficient insulation include fluctuating indoor temperatures, high energy bills, drafts, and uneven heating or cooling. Gord’s Insulation offers professional assessments to determine the most effective insulation solutions tailored to your specific requirements.

A: In addition to insulation, consider sealing air leaks, upgrading windows and doors, and ensuring proper ventilation. Gord’s Insulation provides a range of services to enhance energy efficiency and create a more comfortable living or working environment.

A: Gord’s Insulation specializes in a variety of insulation solutions, including blown insulation, batts, vapor barriers, weather stripping, and caulking. Our comprehensive range ensures we can address diverse needs for residential and commercial properties.

A: Blown-in insulation provides seamless coverage, effectively filling gaps and voids. It is versatile, quick to install, and offers excellent thermal resistance. Additionally, it is known for its energy efficiency, sound-dampening properties, and versatility in various applications.

A: Gord’s Insulation is committed to sustainability. We offer insulation materials with recycled content, and some options, like cellulose, are eco-friendly. Our team can guide you toward insulation solutions that align with your environmental goals.

A: Yes, caulking is crucial for sealing gaps, cracks, and joints in your building envelope. It prevents air infiltration and moisture penetration, enhancing overall insulation effectiveness. Gord’s Insulation offers professional caulking services to optimize the performance of your insulation.

A: Yes, Gord’s Insulation is NECA Certified in Air Leakage Control and Energy Star Certified. Our commitment to industry standards ensures that your insulation project meets high-performance criteria.

A: The lifespan varies depending on the type of insulation and its installation. Generally, well-installed insulation can last for several decades. Regular assessments can help determine if an upgrade or replacement is needed.

A: The installation time depends on the type and scope of the project. Gord’s Insulation strives for efficiency without compromising quality, ensuring timely completion tailored to your needs.

For more information or personalized assistance, contact Gord’s Insulation – your trusted partner in creating energy-efficient and comfortable spaces.

Common Insulation Materials

The best choice depends on your specific needs, budget and the characteristics of the space being insulated. Consulting with a professional, like those at Gord’s Insulation, can help determine the most suitable insulation material for your project.


Widely used, fiberglass is cost-effective and provides good thermal performance. It is available in batts, rolls, and loose-fill forms.


Made from recycled paper or other plant-based materials, cellulose insulation is environmentally friendly. It offers good thermal performance and can be blown into walls or attics.


Offers excellent insulation and can seal gaps and voids effectively. It can be applied in various spaces, providing both insulation and an air barrier

Typically consists of aluminum foil, providing a reflective surface to reduce radiant heat. It’s often used in attics and can be combined with other insulation types.

These boards provide high insulation values and are effective in specific applications like walls and roofs. 


This material is fire-resistant, water-resistant, and provides good thermal and sound insulation. It’s often used in high-temperature applications.