Blown-In Insulation to Prevent Attic Mold
Published on March 23, 2020
Given the right conditions, attic mold can grow and thrive very quickly. In fact, in a high moisture environment, mold finds a very comfortable home. That’s why the attic and roof are so perfect for mold to reproduce.
With a proper installation, and the right type of ventilation, blown-in insulation contributes to a low moisture environment in the attic. When the attic is well insulated and ventilated there’s far less chance for mold growth.
The best approach with mold is prevention – but situations arise where mold is suspected or discovered. This is a good time to seek professional help, where the mold outbreak can be professionally inspected and removed.
Blown-in Insulation & Attic Mold
When properly installed, attic insulation can be integral in preventing mold growth. In the attic and roof cavity, insulation regulates temperature and moisture, which contribute to a dry environment that ‘s not hospitable to mold.
Blown-in insulation (along with air sealing) is key for controlling moisture. In wintertime, condensation is prevented, and in summertime moisture accumulation is averted. With the appropriate ventilation, the attic is in good shape.
Mold Prevention in the Attic Space
The primary objective with mold prevention is to eliminate sources of moisture. And while there are countless insulation products, the important thing is to ensure an attic space that is sealed and ventilated. This is the way to keep air moisture under control.
Attic mold will not thrive without moisture to feed on. That’s why professional insulation contractors always recommend sealing the attic appropriately. Add to that good ventilation, and the installed insulation will do the rest – a clean, dry, ventilated space.
Insulation - Air Sealing - Ventilation
There’s no question that the attic has to be insulated AND sealed AND ventilated. Beyond the performance benefits, this is also the best way to prevent attic mold from establishing. When the attic operates as a “system”, homeowners benefit from better energy efficiency, lower utility bills, and improved indoor comfort.
Air sealing and ventilation improves airflow in the attic. This prevents excess moisture from accumulating, while keeping temperatures controlled in summer and winter. The fact is – insulation, sealing, and ventilation work together to ensure peak performance. It’s not good enough to just load up the attic with insulation.
In Toronto, EcoComfort Specializes in Blown-in Insulation for the Attic
If you suspect mold in the attic, EcoComfort can provide expert inspection and assessment. We determine the source and scope of the outbreak and we recommend options to remedy. Our attic experts will do it all – from remediation to reinstallation of new insulation.
At EcoComfort, our trained technicians are licensed and certified to deal with mold. Once the remediation is complete, we prep the attic for reinstallation and recommend the best retrofit options going forward. We specialize in quality blown-in cellulose insulation.
You can arrange for a FREE attic inspection and price estimate by calling EcoComfort at 416-333-4554. You can also find out more about our range of products and services by visiting our company website.