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The Steps of Attic Insulation Removal

Posted March 10, 2016
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Like most things in homes, insulation needs to be inspected and replaced every so often. Over time, attic insulation, such as fiberglass batt or blow-in insulation, can settle and deflate, which decreases its thermal resistance capability (R-value) and makes it less energy efficient. This problem is prevalent in older homes where insulation had been installed decades ago. In order to ensure your attic is properly insulated, set up an appointment with one of many qualified insulation contractors in Seattle and Tacoma, WA.

Old attic insulation absolutely needs to be removed before new insulation can be applied or installed. Depending on the type of material that was used, you can take care of it yourself—that is, vacuum it out and bag it up—or you can make it easy for you by enlisting the help of an insulation removal specialist. In situations where asbestos is present in the insulation, you must hire a professional who’s trained and licensed to properly dispose of asbestos. Once the old insulation is removed and your attic is prepped and sealed, new material can be applied and installed.