Do you need to remove old insulation from your walls, attic or crawl space? Sometimes insulation removal is necessary before re-insulation or retrofitting.
If you need insulation removal services for your home or building in southern or central Wisconsin, Alpine Insulation can help.
Contact Alpine Insulation today for expert insulation removal!
Well-installed insulation can last as long as 100 years, depending on the type. But over time, it can compress and lose efficiency. In many cases, insulation can be added to restore insulation properties. If it’s damaged, insulation should be professionally removed and replaced.
Insulation removal is not a DIY (do-it-yourself) job. Without the proper protective gear and the right tools, it’s dangerous. Airborne contaminants can jeopardize your family’s health. Fiberglass particles can cause serious lung damage.
It’s also an incredibly messy job. If you begin a DIY insulation removal project, you’ll quickly wish you hadn’t.
Measure the thickness of your insulation to determine if you need more. If it measures less than 13 inches, the R-value is likely too low and you need to add more.
If you suspect your home is under-insulated, an energy assessment is a good idea. You’ll learn the existing R-values and which areas of your home are under-insulated.
One clue your home is under-insulated is an influx of pests. Insects and rodents enter through openings throughout your home. Those openings need to be sealed.
You can also do the touch test. Place your hands on the walls throughout your home. They should feel warm and dry. If you detect moisture or they feel cold, your home is under-insulated. The same is true for exterior walls. If they feel warm to the touch, they’re under-insulated and losing energy.
Other signs you need to add insulation to undamaged insulation include:
Damaged insulation is a health hazard you shouldn’t live with. If you share your home with infants, the elderly, or those with allergies or compromised immune systems, clean air is a necessity.
Insulation can pose a health risk and should be professionally removed if there is:
The attic is where the greatest energy loss can occur. Because we have extreme weather here, our homes need insulation throughout, including:
We customize insulation solutions. Different areas call for more or fewer R-values. We may use several types of insulation or a combination of:
If you need old or damaged insulation removed in your southern or central Wisconsin area home or commercial building, Alpine Insulation can help. We’ll remove the insulation, clean the area and install new, high-quality insulation.
Contact us today to learn more about our services.
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