When it’s time to remove and replace your attic insulation, hire the licensed professionals at Attic Solutions to keep things clean, safe and building-code approved. Adequate insulation is integral to whole-home energy efficiency and comfort.
Removing outdated and/or inadequate insulation – to replace it with higher-quality products is a smart way to gain both energy savings as well as improved indoor air quality. However, the messy and potentially toxic nature of the work makes it a job for the pros.
Adequate attic insulation is integral to whole-home energy efficiency and comfort. According to EnergyStar.gov, sealing leaks and adding insulation in attics, floors and open or unfinished spaces can cut heating and cooling spending by as much as 15% - and can improve housewide energy efficiency by an average of 11%. Ultimately, this saves Bay Area homeowners hundreds of dollars per year.
In most cases, replacing existing insulation requires removing the old material – and this job is best left to professionals to minimize your exposure to harmful materials, not to mention the mess that is often left behind by amateurs.
More eco-friendly insulation materials (blown-in insulation, foam and spray foam insulations) have only been on the market for a short time. Therefore, the wide majority of insulation materials used in homes and attics include toxic materials ranging from fiberglass particulate matter to chemical-based products. This is particularly true with both loose fill and batt style – or fiberglass - insulation, which leaves humans, pets and the environment at risk for contamination without diligent adherence to safety precautions during their removal.
Thus, removing old insulation is a risky – and messy – business. In addition to risking direct exposure to toxic agents yourself, amateur removal of insulation can wind up sending harmful particulate matter into your forced air system, recirculating it through your home, posing a risk to your loved ones and pets. As licensed insulation contractors, we use best-practices and plenty of protective gear to keep ourselves – and your household safe.
Other contaminants that are stirred up and pose potential risks during insulation removal include:
That’s why the diligent crew at Attic Solutions takes every precaution possible when removing insulation from attics, crawl spaces and elsewhere. This includes wearing adequate safety gear (full body suits, masks, gloves, safety goggles, etc.), sealing and taping off perimeter areas to prevent cross-contamination between spaces, and the use of specialty tools and high-powered vacuums that suck up any debris as its stirred up, preventing it from making its way into your home and/or central air system.
Once the old insulation is removed, we go the extra mile to ensure the job is done completely and correctly. We also offer additional services that optimize the effects of insulation removal and the performance of your future insulation installation include:
Attic Solutions works closely with our customers to find the right insulation materials for the job, ranging from traditional materials like batt insulation to higher-quality products such as rigid foam, spray foam and other eco-friendly products. We’re also happy to educate you about the benefits of additional energy-efficient augmentations, like crawl space vapor barriers or the repair and replacement of malfunctioning and inefficient air ducts. The former helps to mitigate moisture damage and maintain healthy indoor humidity levels, while the latter optimizes airflow throughout your home – saving energy as well as wear-and-tear on your HVAC system.
When’s the last time your home benefited from and attic inspection or new insulation? If it’s been 15-years or more, contact us here at Attic Solutions and request a free estimate. We provide honest, reliable and competitively-priced insulation removal, installation and other energy-efficient, comfort-forward solutions all over the Bay Area. Check out our Yelp Reviews and you’ll read first-hand about our commitment to excellence and our attention to customer service.