Does your home contain dirty, old, or otherwise contaminated insulation? Old attic insulation is often inefficient and can lead to unnecessarily high energy bills. On the other hand, dirty attic insulation can lead to an unhealthy home. Many of the homes we work on have issues with birds, rodents, or other pests contaminating the insulation. If either of these situations is the case, it is time to remove insulation from attic spaces to maximize the safety and energy efficiency of your home.
Eco Spray Insulation, offers a professional service that will remove the old insulation materials from your attic in Toronto, in a controlled way, without any disturbance to the rest of your home.
The Importance of Attic Insulation Removal in Toronto
Many people recognize the important role that insulation plays in their home, during the coldest and hottest months of the year, what they may not realize is that the insulation in your attic over time may become less effective. In particular, rodents pose a serious risk to the effectiveness of your attic insulation. If a rodent infestation occurs it can become important to contact us to remove your current insulation that is in your attic floor and replace it with new insulation. It is unknown to many people, the process of attic insulation removal.
The benefits of removing attic insulation and replacing it with new insulation can be surprising, particularly if the effectiveness of that insulation has been degraded by a rodent infestation. Not only can be damaged and old insulation result in increased energy costs but a rodent infestation that isn’t addressed can harm the health of your family.
Can I Add New Insulation over Old Insulation?
Yes, you can add new insulation over old insulation, as long as it isn’t wet. If it appears that the insulation is wet or has previously been wet, then you should look for the cause and repair the problem to prevent a recurrence. Remove old insulation because it can lead to mildew, mold or even the rotting of your ceiling or roof rafters. However, you will always get the best results when you completely remove all insulation, by emptying your attic, it is more easy to spot cracks and gaps that may be causing air leakage.
Renovation Insulation Removal
Home additions or home renovations are one of the most common reasons for insulation removal. If you are conducting a home improvement project and require professional insulation removal services contact us. At Eco Spray Insulation, we work with a variety of local contractors to effectively and efficiently remove existing insulation materials and dispose of them in a clean eco-friendly manner. If you are blowing out a ceiling , removing drywall, conducting electrical work through the attic or adding a second level, insulation removal is often needed.
Blown-In Insulation Removal
Our team here at Eco Spray Insulation is committed to using specific technology that makes removing blown-in insulation a safe task. Our attic insulation removal service involves the use of a custom-designed, high powered vacuum, which is connected to a large hose. Our experts can safely and efficiently suction up the blown-in insulation, which we collect either in a large volume filter bag specially designed to collect the insulation material or directly into a dumpster.
Fiberglass Batt Insulation Removal
In case that your attic has batt insulation, we can remove it by placing the insulation in contractor trash bags and manually removing it from the attic. With blown-in insulation removal, it is often the case that the insulation can be higher than the joists in your ceiling which makes it difficult to see where you are walking. Since there are some potential health and dust contamination hazards, batt insulation removal does require a professional approach.
What You Need to Know About Attic Insulation Types
Choosing the right type of insulation to put into your attic can have a huge effect on your home’s comfort, the length of the installation, and your budget. At Eco Spray Insulation, we primarily install four different types of insulation that fit any home requirement and budget:
- Spray Foam – this is one of the most popular products in the home building industry right now. That is because it offers many benefits to the homeowners above and beyond superior insulating powers, like acting as an air and vapor barrier and blocking sound. It is applied directly to your attic where it expands and hardens into a high R-Value.
- Blown-in Insulation – is also known as loose-fill, it comes in tiny chunks packaged in large bags and entails using a blowing machine to fill in necessary spaces. Cotton, fiberglass, and mineral wool can all work as loose-fill material but the far and away top choice for blown-in is cellulose.
- Injection – is perfect for insulating exterior walls without the need for major renovations, small holes are all our team needs to drill, then the cavities are filled from a small nozzle.
Fiberglass – has been around for years and is a popular choice for attic, it comes as batts and as a blown-in product.
Let Your Local Insulation Experts Handle it
Eco Spray Insulation is happy to handle all details of your new insulation installation, including old insulation removal, if necessary. After evaluating your home’s insulation, home size, and other details, we can recommend the best insulation strategy for your needs.
If you are considering attic insulation removal in Toronto, get in touch with our customer service representatives at Eco Spray Insulation at +1 (416) 860-6664 or by email at [email protected].