I need more insulation but can you remove my old insulation first? Absolutely!
While it’s reported that 90% of homes need more attic insulation, many need the old and existing insulation removed first, but why?
We stay busy making our homes cozy and comfortable, and so does someone else. Mice, rats, squirrels, raccoons, bats, and bugs all love to call the attic home as well. Attics provide a great space to nest newborns, make dens, seek shelter from the cold, and use the bathroom.
Another major form of contamination is mold. We most commonly discover moisture and mold exposure from:
- Storm damage
- Roof leaks
- Improper attic ventilation
- HVAC system leaks
- Water pipe leaks
Smoke/ Fire damage
Removing insulation contaminated by animals, moisture, and smoke damage is crucial in preventing mold growth, allergic reactions, and upper respiratory infections.
We’re not getting any younger and neither is your attic insulation. Some attics have two ineffective layers of insulation, over time allergens get trapped, and gravity takes effect. AC work gets done, wires are run, new lights are installed, insulation gets shifted and compressed all rendering it ineffective.
So what’s the first step? Let’s determine if you need an attic insulation removal.
Do you currently have multiple layers of ineffective insulation? Has your attic insulation been contaminated by animals, moisture, or smoke? If so, let’s remove and replace!