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Should You Have Your Old Insulation Removed?

Should You Have Your Old Insulation Removed?

July 17, 2020

should you have your old insulation removed

Good and properly installed insulation can keep your home cool during hot days and warm during colder days. It can also prevent air leaks, energy loss and high energy bills. However, once your insulation becomes older or damaged, it might not do as great a job anymore. There are some questions this brings up: What exactly do you do with old insulation? Should you have your old insulation removed? Or can you add more on top of it? If you have been asking yourself these questions, you have come to the right place. The pros at DFW Thermal have a couple answers for you.

What Does Old Insulation Look Like?

There are various ways you can inspect your insulation. The best way to do it is going into your attic and taking a visual inspection. Your attic is where heat has the highest likelihood of escaping so it’s important to ensure your insulation there is intact and in good condition. If you, like most homeowners, use loose-fill or batts fiberglass insulation, the insulation will look discolored and torn if it has become old and worn out. It’s usually supposed to look pink, yellow or white.

Should I Remove My Old Insulation?

According to ENERGYSTAR, you can put new insulation on top of the old unless the old was has become wet, rotten or covered in mold. If it’s damaged in an irreparable way, it is best to replace it and completely remove the old insulation before doing so. If you keep the damp insulation, it will lead to mold growth and cause your roof rafters and ceiling to slowly rot. In addition, if you notice signs of pests like termites, ants or mice living within your insulation, make sure to close up any leaks and access holes before you add new insulation.

Can I Remove and Add Insulation on My Own?

Removing and installing insulation can be tricky business. You don’t need the right tools and knowledge to do it properly. If you install insulation by yourself but you don’t do it well, you will continue to see high energy bills, air leaks and energy loss. That’s why it’s best to leave it to the professionals. With the right training, experience, tools and knowledge, insulation contractors will safely and efficiently install insulation for you, so you can stay comfortable year-round.

Looking for an Insulation Contractor in The DFW Area? Get In Touch With The Pros at DFW Thermal!

If you are looking for high-quality insulation contractors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, look no further than DFW Thermal! Whether you need insulation, installation or repair services, or you just have some questions, our team of professionals will be more than happy to help you out. Our major goal is to provide incomparable service to our customers and work harder than any contractor on the job. Call us today at 214-731-3115 or schedule a service with us on our website!