The removal of old insulation is an important part of preparing a house for an upgrade. When insulation ages, the material settles and loses its performance. Additionally, it could be damaged or contaminated, posing potential health risks. When you take out your home's old insulation, you can make easy upgrades while keeping your family safe from possible airborne health hazards.
What Are the Benefits of Removing Insulation?
There are several reasons why insulation should be removed. In some cases, it may have been damaged by water, mould, or it may just have become outdated. When properly installed, attic insulation has an average life expectancy of 20 to 30 years. A professional in-home assessment is the best way to determine the age of the insulation in your home.
It is also possible to perform air sealing in the home properly and effectively when insulation is removed since it can often only be reached when the insulation has already been removed. When renovating or retrofitting a home, airtightness plays a key role in the home's energy efficiency and comfort. The removal of insulation allows you to easily detect any air leaks, allowing you to seal them completely, making your home more comfortable and energy-efficient.
In summary, insulation removal offers the following benefits:
- A healthier environment
- Improved energy efficiency
- Better comfort after new insulation is installed
- More space for easier upgrades
- It is possible to achieve higher levels of air sealing
How to Remove Attic Insulation?
In order to make energy efficiency upgrades, attic insulation removal is only one of many tasks that should be left to professionals. If your attic insulation needs to be replaced, then any old or damaged insulation must be removed first. Attic insulation removal should be left to the professionals due to many tight spaces and potential health hazards, including mould, mildew, asbestos, and even animal droppings. Professionals have the equipment and experience to ensure fast and complete removal of your attic insulation.
What is the Cost of Insulation Removal?
Insulation removal costs are evaluated on an individual basis. By hiring a professional, you're ensuring a job that's fast, efficient, and dedicated to your safety. Insulation removal costs are determined by several factors, such as:
- The amount of old insulation that needs to be removed
- Where it is located in your home
- If air sealing is required
- If an additional vapour barrier is required
- If you require other repairs
Insulation Removal and Asbestos
Asbestos exposure is one of the dangers involved in the removal of old insulation. Some older houses often contain asbestos vermiculite and updating them can be challenging. In order to ensure the removal of asbestos insulation is performed safely, Reitzel Insulation can recommend a partnered contractor in your area.
Insulation Removal and Air Sealing
A home's airtightness is one of the most important factors in its energy efficiency. When it comes to air sealing upgrades, it is often necessary to remove insulation first. As a result, you are able to access all areas that may be leaking air. You can reduce your energy bills substantially by having an airtightness test performed.
Choose Reitzel Insulation
Reitzel Insulation offers insulation removal, air sealing and more services to several parts of Ontario, including Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph, Hamilton, Burlington, Mississauga, GTA, and more. We offer free home insulation assessments to help homeowners determine how they can improve their home comfort and efficiency.We recommend hiring professionals to handle your attic project. We bring over 46 years of experience and have over 100,000 satisfied customers. Trust your insulation needs to Reitzel Insulation!
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