Insulation is a great way to reduce your energy bills and turn your home into a more comfortable living environment, which is why many homeowners are confused why insulation removal would ever be necessary. However, there are three main reasons why you might need to get the insulation removed from a certain area of your home.
- Too Much Insulation- Having too much insulation in your home can be problematic. For example, having 20 inches of insulation installed in your attic will improve what you pay for heating and cooling, but it will put significant stress on the rafters of your attic. Just a little bit less insulation, say 12 inches worth, will get you the same results in efficiency without compromising your home’s structure.
- Damage- Insulation removal may also be necessary when the insulation becomes damaged due to the effects of dust, mold, water, or rodent infestations. When any of these situations occur, it is imperative that you get the old insulation removed and have new insulation installed.
- Remodeling Your Home- When you remodel any area of your home and have a new wiring system, air conditioner, or plumbing installed, having insulation removal done and then putting in new insulation will allow you to increase the energy efficiency of your home. If you are replacing insulation that is anywhere from 10 to 20 years old, advances in insulation technology will make removing the old insulation and replacing it with new material highly beneficial.
If, for any of these reasons, you decide to remove some of the insulation in your Lakeland or Winter Haven, Florida home, don’t go through the hassle of doing the job yourself; contact us at Polk County Insulation and let our insulation contractors do it for you!