How to Know if You Need Insulation Replacement

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Insulation replacement needs vary from home to home, but some of the things to look out for in assessing whether you need insulation replacement can still be found in common:

  • How old is your home? What types of insulation were used?
  • Was your home properly insulated in the first place?
  • Have you had any infestations that could have damaged your insulation?
  • Has your energy efficiency changed for the worse? (Dropping temperatures this year are costing you more energy expenditure than similar drops in temperature previous year(s)? Compare your bills, as they usually have annual charts for energy usage. Be sure to look at electric and gas.)
  • Is the outside of your home icing up more than it used to when freezing temperatures occur?
  • Are there gaps in the insulation in your attic space?
  • Are their air drafts in your home that are associated with any of the factors above?

How to Know if You Need Insulation Replacement

Depending on your answers to the above questions, you may want to look into the possibly of needing insulation replacement in your home. Though insulation that has deteriorated due to infestation problems will show visible signs of damage, other insulation may not look obviously worn and torn to you and yet still may be failing to keep your home as energy efficient as you would like. Here at 31-W Insulation, we offer various insulation types to choose from:

  • Spray Foam Insulation – Durable, won’t come out of place, moisture-resistant, highly energy efficient, long-lifespan.
  • Batt Insulation – Cost-effective option, relatively simple installation, doesn’t settle over time so it maintains its effectiveness if not damaged, available at a range of R-values for achieving a measurable level of insulation.
  • Blown/Fiberglass Insulation – Ease of installation, noise reduction, fire-risk reduction, extend the life of your HVAC system by adding this insulation to your attic space.
  • Cellulose Insulation – Contains a high amount of recycled material and is treated to resist fire, pests, and mold. Similar to blown fiberglass insulation except considered a much eco-friendlier material.