Attic Insulation Replacement

Attic Insulation Replacement

If you have lived in your home for a while or your home is older, your attic probably contains old or dirty insulation.  If so, then it’s time to get it looked at and replaced. Old attic insulation is typically not energy efficient and could result in unnecessarily high energy bills, due to the then insulation’s inability to create an effective temperature barrier.  Dirty attic insulation could be the result of rodents and birds, who find insulation an enticing nesting environment.  Nesting contaminates the insulation, which can lead to an unhealthy home.  When you call DFW Home Insulation, removing attic insulation is the first step in the process of insulation replacement.  Just one of these situations is reason enough to have the attic insulation in your home or office replaced.  Call DFW Home Insulation and let us replace the insulation and maximize the safety and energy-efficiency of your home.

Why Experts Should Replace Attic Insulation

Self-removal and replacement of attic insulation is highly discouraged, for safety and health reasons.  If suitable protection is not worn, then your health could be in jeopardy.  Dust and fecal matter introduce the risk of contracting a disease from the dust that is stirred up when removing old insulations.  Asbestos and older fiberglass products are also a possibility.

How Often Should You Replace Insulation?

Some attic insulation is designed to last years, there are particular times when your replacement is the best option, for your home.  Insulation can begin to settle after a year and may need to be replaced to keep it fluffy and insulating adequately.  If your home was built in or before the 1970s, then insulation replacement is a must.  The insulation is certainly not properly creating a barrier between your home and the outside environment and insulation manufacturers have greatly improved their products to improve energy efficiency and save money on energy bills.  If you had a roof leak, then attic insulation is suggested. Wet insulation can promote mold growth due to the warm, humid atmosphere in an attic, causing hazardous air quality.  Mold ridden insulation should be replaced immediately.  The unquestionable way to be sure if your insulation should be replaced is to call DFW Home Insulation for a free inspection.  (214)775-0905