Removing Old, Damaged Insulation
Your attic may be the most forgotten space in your home. Insulation in the area is probably the last thing on your mind. However, having good and sufficient insulation in your attic has numerous benefits. If your insulation is sub par an attic insulation removal service from Jersey Shore Crawlspace is a step in the right direction.
It is not advised to simply add new insulation on top of the old. This is not recommended because “more is more” is not true when it comes to insulation.
How Jersey Shore Crawlspace Can Help with an Attic Insulation Removal
At Jersey Shore Crawlspace, we know that it is common to experience issues with your attic’s insulation. Whether you are remodeling or have uncovered a roof leak or similar problem, we can help. Our expert team understands the importance of removing old insulation before replacing it.
We will discuss all of your options so that your home remains comfortable throughout all seasons of the year. Our insulation services will help you lower your energy costs by keeping the cool air inside during the summer and by keeping the warm air from escaping during the winter. If the event that you have old insulation that contains dangerous material, we have the equipment and know the proper protocol for safe removal.
Common Problems with Damaged Attic Insulation
Roof Leaks & Moisture Intrusion
Roof leaks can happen for a number of reasons. For instance, age or weather can lead to leaks that damage your insulation. In turn, insulation acts like a sponge that holds onto water. Once the insulation is wet, it’s compromised and is no longer protecting your home the way it’s designed to.
Even the slightest leak can lead to major moisture problems, including mold. Mold is known to cause negative effects on human health. It can cause breathing problems, eye and throat irritation, and worse. If you know that a leak has occurred, it is best to remove old insulation and to replace it.
Older Insulation Can be Less Effective
If you own an older home, it is possible that your attic is filled with vermiculite-insulation. This is true with an old office building as well. This type of insulation may contain asbestos, which is linked with lung problems and related cancers.
In this case, it is essential to work with a qualified attic insulation company that has the proper equipment to perform attic insulation removal in the safest way possible. Also, professionals can replace it with a new and more efficient product.
Many homes in New Jersey suffer from rodent infestations, especially in the winter and spring months. This means that your attic and its insulation can contain feces, urine, and other items that these creatures have left behind. This can cause severe damage to your space and can lower the air quality in your home, in addition to your insulation being compromised. To avoid problems with allergens and other irritants that can circulate within your home, it is imperative to remove and replace the damaged insulation.
While the Insulation is Out, Take Advantage!
Working with a dedicated attic professional is imperative to get your attic done right the first time. Our team recommends sealing the attic floor along with any components protruding through the attic floor. This is also a great time to install baffles and ensure the attic is properly ventilated.
For more information or a quote regarding how we can fix your attic, call us today!