COMMON REASONS WE REMOVE & REPLACE INSULATION
There are many common reasons that we are needed to remove insulation from homes or offices. While Mother Nature can be unpredictable, certain troublesome issues can be addressed by contacting a professional to evaluate the previously completed work and prevented by replacing poor or outdated insulation. Some of the common reasons for insulation removal in Ontario are:
WATER & STORM DAMAGE:
Heavy rains, flooding, and snowmelt from our infamous Ontario winters can leak into old roofs and soak certain types of insulation, damaging it and making it necessary to remove and replace. Insulation is not only a solution for temperature problems, but it can also protect against moisture damage or insulate you from noise. Storms can strike all year round and we believe that preventative maintenance will not only save your wallet but your treasured belongings as well.
If a fire takes place on the property, your insulation may be damaged by smoke - especially in the attic where smoke rises. It must then be completely removed to rid the property of the lingering smell of smoke and replaced with fresh insulation. It is code in Ontario that all spray foam insulation needs to have a thermal barrier ie. Drywall or fireproofing paint (DC315), this will help to protect your home in the unlikely event of a fire.
Renovation projects involve taking apart walls and building new spaces, so if you’re adding cathedral ceilings and need to restructure your attic or roof, it may be time to remove insulation. Replacing old insulation during a basement renovation can also help reduce moisture and ensure a consistent temperature throughout your entire home.
Many electricians will not service your utilities unless the insulation has already been removed. It is also a good safety precaution to remove insulation first before undertaking any sort of electrical work.
PEST & ANIMAL INFESTATION:
Rodents, insects, and other wildlife may have damaged your insulation to build their nests in attics and basements. Animal droppings can be harmful to your health, but professionals like our team at Reitzel Insulation have the proper equipment to protect ourselves, you, and your property from disease-causing substances.