REMOVING DAMAGED INSULATION
CAN BE A NECESSARY PART OF AN ATTIC ENERGY UPGRADE
FIX WATER DAMAGE, RODENT INFESTATION, FIRE OR SMOKE DAMAGE
Attic Insulation Removal
Removing existing attic insulation from a home is a difficult but sometimes necessary task. Since the loose fill or batt insulation in your attic remains exposed it can be damaged in several ways. From problems with water damage or smoke damage to problems with rodent infestation our company has the knowledge and experience you need to get that damaged insulation out of your attic.
Why Remove Old Insulation?
Water Damage - Water damage is one of the most common reasons we have to remove existing insulation from your attic. Leakey roofs or condensation problems are usually the main culprit. condensation problems exist because of moisture in the air. Inadequate amounts of insulation in your attic or poor attic ventilation are usually the cause. Once loose fill or batt insulation becomes wet, it needs to be removed. This will prevent problems with mold and mildew in the future. Mold remediation is expensive so removing the water damage insulation right away should be your top priority.
Rodent Infestation - loose fill insulation make a great nesting material for pesky varmints. Mice, squirrels, bats and raccoon's love to make attics their home and will deposit urine and feces along the way. This contaminates the insulation and causes a horrible smell. The only way to fix the problem is to prevent their access to the attic. St. Louis Insulation will identify and seal these openings which will stop them from getting in. We will then remove the damaged insulation and replace it with new rodent resistant, loose fill insulation to fix the problem once and for all.
Fire & Smoke Damage - Attic insulation is easily damaged by fire and smoke. Even if your insulation appears normal , loose fill, attic insulation will retain smoke odors that permeate throughout the home. Smoke order can be a very unpleasant smell. For this reason, we often recommend removing attic insulation that has been exposed to fire or smoke.
Access for attic air sealing - When we remove insulation from your attic we will expose all the gaps, cracks and crevasses that need to be air sealed. If your looking to maximize your energy efficiency then air sealing your attic with a thin layer of spray foam insulation is the way to go. Air sealing your attic will dramatically improve your home’s comfort, energy efficiency and indoor air quality.