There are some tell tail signs that your insulation is no longer functioning as designed. Insulation that is falling out from between the floor joists or lying on the ground is either a sign of a moisture issue or improper installation. If your insulation is wet or stringy looking it has lost its ability to prevent thermal transfer which will lead to higher energy cost.
Compression is the enemy of attic insulation. Over time the insulation in your attic will become compressed. The air pockets mixed in with the insulation provide much of the R-value of your attic insulation. Animals can also be another problem as mice, squirrel, and raccoon droppings can cause health and or allergy problems.
The correct R-Value of Attic Insulation will help save money on your energy bills. Attics are one of the easiest and most important places in a house to insulate, especially if you’d like to add to existing attic insulation. Our specialists measure your existing attic insulation during our initial inspection and let you know if you need to add more insulation to match the U.S. Department of Energy’s guidelines.
Many insulation materials can be difficult to work with, let the professionals at Fresh Air do your Charlotte insulation removal and installation. If your insulation has been soiled or damaged we will dispose of it for you. If dust is a problem in your house it may be from old degrading attic insulation. With older homes, degrading attic insulation may be a contributing factor to poor indoor air quality. We will provide home insulation replacement and home insulation removal services to insulate your attic access if its located in a conditioned part of the house. You’ll want to properly Insulate and Air Seal any knee walls (vertical walls with attic space directly behind them) in your home as well.