Have you recently bought a home in Denver? Have you been living in the same home for a long time now? It may be time to think about the quality of your home’s insulation. It is not uncommon for older insulation to be contaminated or not working properly after an extended amount of time. When this occurs, insulation removal services may be required. There are many reasons that insulation removal may be required and all are important reasons to call a professional.
Reasons Why You May Need to Remove Your Insulation
Consider all the various locations where old insulation may need to be replaced such as your attic, crawl space, garage, and walls. Whether you home is old or new, it is always a good idea to have the quality of your insulation inspected. At REenergizeCO we offer comprehensive home energy audits.
Below is a variety of different scenarios in which your insulation could be compromised:
Fire and Smoke
Without question, a house that encounters a fire or has smoke damage will almost certainly need some amount of insulation removal. Because insulation is comprised of a mostly fabric-like material, the smell of smoke is easily trapped within its fibers. Of course, if a fire catches the fibers of the insulation, even more damage can occur. In order to get rid of both the smoke smell and the damaged insulation, it will need to be removed as soon as possible.
Water damage is common in Colorado, and is most often found in your attic, the basement, and the walls if a pipe were to burst or something along those lines. Some insulation, because it is fibrous, soaks up liquid and holds water very easily. Because of this, harmful things such as mold and mildew can build up within your walls and cause serious problems to your home’s environment. If you notice that this is the case in your home, insulation removal and replacement should be pursued right away.
As was mentioned early, contamination of your home’s insulation can be very harmful to you and your home’s inhabitants. Contamination covers a lot of different bases but some of the more common things that are thought of are things like: mold and mildew, pests (bats, raccoons, and bugs), and other unwanted things can meander their way into your home. If you experience anything like these, insulation removal may be a necessity.
Remodeling your home comes with many different jobs that need to be performed such as new wiring, plumbing, insulation removal, and insulation restoration.
Believe it or not, too much insulation can also be an issue. While it will keep you warm in the winter and trap cool air in the summer, having too much insulation can eventually compromise the rafters in your attic. If you think you may have too much insulation in your attic, you may want to consider removing some to lessen the stress on your roof.
Saving Energy = Saving Money
Because the insulation of today is so much more advanced and better than the insulation of old, your savings on energy will almost certainly go up after removing old insulation.
Insulation Removal in Denver
Because insulation removal can be hazardous and dangerous for your health, a professional should always be called to solve the problem. Our certified professionals at REenergizeCO know exactly how to help you with your insulation removal needs.
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