Why remove insulation?
- Rodent or insect infestation
- Roof leaks
- Ensure full airseal potential in retrofit applications
- Contaminated insulation
Insulation can become damaged in a number of ways. In many cases, animals are the culprits. Squirrels, mice, and other critters are notorious for making their nests in your attic and ruining the effectiveness of your home’s insulation. Contaminated insulation doesn’t only affect the quality and performance of the insulation: it also can pose a significant health risk.
Critters can find their way into your attic and contaminate the insulation with their urine and droppings. In the typical unsealed home this is especially a cause for concern as the air in the attic filters through this contaminated insulation before entering your living space. Other concerns include the insects critters may bring along with them. Fleas, ticks and bed bugs, these can all make their homes and lay their eggs inside your insulation!
We also often see wet insulation. When insulation gets wet two things can happen: it compressess, losing its R-Value & effectivness, and it becomes a prime host for mold and mildew to develop. Neither of these two are something any home owner wants going on in their attic, espically older, leakier homes that are already inefficent. Not only will the decresed r-value negativley effect the home, but mold in the attic of an unsealed home can cause serious health issues for the occupants.