Roof Insulation Removal
Why is it necessary to go for Roof Insulation removal ?
Hazard sensitive Insulation in the Roof
Loose insulation from ceiling cavity is loose and gets removed that cause health and safety concerns. Old roof insulation have cellulose fibre and batts – mostly found in celiling cavity . This can be a fire hazard and come in contact with exhaust fans, heat sources and down lights in the roof. A big concern and reason to remove asbestos insulation is again health and safety.
Insulation removal is due to existing insulation getting outdated
The insulation produced two decades ago cannot be compared with latest upgraded insulation materials prevalent in the market today. The insulation material installed in the cavity of your ceiling creates a thermal and acoustical barrier is cost effective and removes unwanted noise pollution. If the insulation is removed and new upgraded insulation is installed – it may reduce the energy bills by 20-30%.
Layers of dust
With passage of time – dust accumulates in the ceiling cavity and can be dangerous to health for you and your entire family. A commonly used insulation removal method is to get the cavity vacuumed every alternate year – so that all in the home are saved by toxic dust particles that can be very harmful is insulation is not removed.
Roof Insulation Removal and vacuuming
Often one forgets about the roof of one’s home – however roof cavities tend to accumulate dust, dust mites and toxins that have an impact on your health of your home.
People do not bother and often homes are typically filled with loose fill insulation. This is called blow-in loose fill insulation – we can remove it easily for you by specialized equipment. We can make sure the roof of your home is as good as a newly built home – and we make sure we install earth wool insulation batts that are new. It is highly recommended to use loose fill insulation before upgrading the insulation because this technique is the perfect breeding ground for the unwanted pests in the house.
The cavity in the roof has to be completely cleaned while insulation removal – by removing accumulated toxin and dust building up in the roof. Especially very useful for people with chronic allergies, asthma and kids living in the family. This insulation removal for roof can be done in commercial properties, residential homes – to ensure healthy and happy residents.
A commonly asked question is : What is the estimated cost of removing old blown in insulation from my attic and replacing it with new rolled insulation?
An estimated cost is $1 – $1.5 per square foot . There are many complicated factors in Insulation removal of roofs like roof pitch, access, trusses vs stick framed to name a few. I would suggest the following:
Air Seal your ceiling – even more important than insulation. If you are adding insulation – do it only after sealing the air first. Once the insulation is completely removed – it is easy to accomplish this. It does not even add any significant cost to the job – moreover the payback for this work is very quick.
In regard to air ceiling – pay close attention to pull down stairs/attic access hatch that is often overlooked by almost everyone. It should be very well insulated , sealed so that the insulation does not get wasted even before you get the roof insulation removal experts in.