Insulation Removal
Insulation Removal
Insulation Removal
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When Should I consider Insulation Removal or Updates? Insulation is not often something that is on the minds of homeowners. Since it is not something you deal with or see on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget all about it. However, insulation is a very important part of your home. Not only does it play a vital role in regulating the temperature of your home (thus affecting your utility bills) it can also affect the air quality in your home. It's important to know when you should consider insulation removal or updates.

Is your home more than 20 years old? Although a 20 year old home would still be considered a newer structure, insulation deteriorates a lot faster than your home does. As the insulation ages, it breaks down, which reduces the R-value, which in turn affects how well insulated your home actually is. As the insulation’s R-value decreases, you will likely start to feel a difference in the temperature control in your home. If you have noticed that your home is chillier in the winter and hotter in the summer, chances are your insulation is due for an update.

Have you had any fire or water damage? After a fire or severe water damage, you have a lot of repairs and restoration work to worry about. Of course you’ll want to work on cosmetics and making your home livable again, but it is important not to forget about the affect the damage may have caused to your insulation. During a fire, smoke works its way through your home and sinks into surfaces and materials. Insulation is not immune to this! The smoke may have seeped its way into your insulation, which means the pollutants from the smoke are buried inside your insulation and circulating through your home via your HVAC system.

Water damage can be even more detrimental to your insulation. Once the water gets inside the insulation, it can create mold. Mold breeds rapidly, so it will spread through the insulation and then into your home’s heating and cooling system. Breathing in the toxins from mold can cause serious health issues such as chronic bronchitis, lung infections, and several other serious breathing complications.

Have you had problems with rodents recently?Fiberglass is the most common type of insulation. It is also a favorite nesting ground for many rodents. Rodents and other vermin will burrow into the insulation and live inside of it. If you have had issues with unwanted visitors in your home, you should have your insulation inspected to make sure they are truly gone and not living inside your walls. A great way to avoid dealing with this issue in the future is to upgrade to the cellulose insulation. It is not much more expensive and it is made with pesticides that irritate rodent’s skin, making it an unpleasant place to live.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is highly recommended that you have your insulation inspected for any damage that could be affecting your insulation’s effectiveness as well as the air quality in your home. Take a look at our online quote calculator and get a quote within 5 minutes.