Get your insulation replacement done with experience and care.
When you live in an older home or an inadequately insulated home, finding comfortable areas inside can be tricky. Here at 31-W Insulation, we want all the residents in Garner, North Carolina and the surrounding areas to be comfortable with our help. While insulation installation is something that most people are familiar with, many don’t realize that insulation replacement is a service that we are able to offer as well.
If you live in an older home, you might have either no insulation, inadequate insulation, damaged insulation, or settled insulation. These are all reasons why you might need insulation replacement. With our help here at 31-W Insulation, we can find the right type of insulation for your space and provide skilled and experienced insulation replacement services. Even if you have sealed walls that you wish were better insulated, we have insulation replacement tactics that we can use to insulate your walls without demolishing them first!
Do You Really Need to Remove Insulation for Insulation Replacement?
At 31-W Insulation, we have spent more than 4 decades answering questions about insulation to help people make the best decision for their situation. A common question we get in Garner, North Carolina is whether an insulation replacement project will require that the existing insulation be removed first. The answer is that every situation is different — sometimes it is foolhardy not to remove it, sometimes it is advisable but not required, and sometimes it can stay right where it is and we’ll put more insulation on top of it.
The biggest factor involved is the condition of the existing insulation. If it has become damaged or is waterlogged, it must be removed or your insulation replacement project will not give you satisfactory results. The new insulation cannot do its job if the current insulation impedes its effectiveness. In addition, wet insulation causes wood rot and invites mold and pest infestations.
Another factor is how well the initial insulation was installed. If it is was done well and is in relatively good shape, insulation replacement to improve the R-value doesn’t require its removal and allows you to need less new material to achieve the R-value you desire. On the other hand, space issues can change that, and we may need to remove the existing insulation and then use a more efficient insulation that needs fewer inches to achieve energy efficiency.
The type of insulation present and the type you are having installed come into the equation, as well, as some get along fine together and some don’t. Feel free to reach out to us to learn more about insulation replacement for your home.
Another time why people come to us for insulation replacement is when they have experienced some kind of damage and their insulation is in need of replacement. Often this is due to water damage, since many types of insulation are susceptible to water damage and mold growth. With our assistance during your insulation replacement process, you can feel confident in knowing that you are making the right choice during a difficult situation.
We would love to help you with any of your insulation needs, including insulation replacement. Please give us a call today and let us know how we can use our experience to help you with your insulation replacement needs.
Right here in North Carolina, we also offer insulation replacement in Concord, Greensboro & Conover. 31w is also proud to serve many states throughout the Southeastern portion of the U.S. Read more about our services in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee & Texas.