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When is The Right Time for Attic Insulation Removal?

Published on September 07, 2021

When is The Right Time for Attic Insulation Removal?

When attic insulation is in good condition and performing at peak, we often take the benefits for granted – like a warm home in winter and a cool home in summer. On the flip side, when insulation isn't performing, indoor comfort is compromised, and attic insulation removal may be required.

For homeowners concerned about their attic insulation in Toronto, a professional attic inspection is an excellent way to assess overall performance. A good inspection is actually recommended once a year, as attic insulation tends to lose effectiveness and its ability to provide seasonal indoor comfort.

Good Reasons for Attic Insulation Removal

In most homes, the attic and roof are out of sight. So, it’s difficult for a typical homeowner to identify any deficiencies that may be present in the existing insulation material. Regardless of the age of the installed insulation, most insulation products will deteriorate over the long term and lose effectiveness, however high-quality insulation will last longer especially when done by an expert installation team like EcoComfort.

Dust and Debris in the Attic

When the attic is ineffectively insulated and air ventilation is limited, then dirt, dust, and debris start to accumulate. As a result, dust makes itself known throughout the rest of the house, often affecting the air quality for occupants. This is especially harmful to those who are prone to allergies and respiratory issues.

Pests and Animals in the Attic

Because of the comfortable, warm, and welcoming environment in the attic, rodents, birds, and even larger animals choose to nest there. The problem is that the insulation gets contaminated, damaged, losing its original performance capacity. This is especially common with attic insulation in Toronto during winter weather.

Odours Coming from the Attic

Odours and smells are not uncommon coming from the attic. To begin with, animal excrement can very quickly accumulate and start to smell. More than that, a mold outbreak can spread throughout the attic and roof cavity, resulting in that unique mildew smell that is associated with various mold strains.

Poor Insulation Performance

Over the years, most conventional insulation products will lose their performance effectiveness. And eventually, as performance diminishes, insulation removal and replacement will be required. This is where an annual attic inspection is valuable in identifying performance issues and possible remedies.

Energy Efficiency Deficiencies

One of the most serious issues with attic insulation is when the installed material doesn't provide adequate energy efficiency from one season to the next. Besides compromising indoor comfort, energy bills are higher than they should be, and money is being wasted on heating/cooling.

Failing a Formal Energy Audit

If you've had an energy audit performed and the results are poor, it may be the right time to remove the existing insulation and replace it with a quality product. At EcoComfort Insulation & Contracting, we do it all – from removing old insulation to making repairs to installing new, high-quality insulation.

Asbestos Deposits in the Attic

In older homes, especially those built before 1975, asbestos was used in attic insulation. Because these materials are considered dangerous, it’s just another reason to remove the entirety of the installation. In these situations, it's essential to hire the services of a highly experienced contractor.

To determine whether attic insulation removal is necessary, contact the EcoComfort team for a comprehensive attic inspection in Toronto, Mississauga, Burlington, Oakville, Vaughan, and the surrounding areas. 

Contact our team of attic experts today to get started!

Why Choose Us

EcoComfort We Are Attic Service Experts

We Are Attic Service Experts

We are experts in attic insulation, attic ventilation, attic mould prevention and remediation, and attic disinfection. Our quality products are eco-friendly, non-toxic, and safe for indoor use. Meaning you won’t ever have to vacate your home. Our attention to detail is unmatched.

EcoComfort We Save You Money

We Save You Money

All of our insulation products are Canadian-made and carefully screened to meet rigid quality standards. We don’t sacrifice the quality of our product, we stand by our work, and we offer a warranty on all of our services.

EcoComfort We Provide All-In-One Services

We Provide All-In-One Services

We offer a wide range of attic and roof services. We have the best and most reliable equipment on the market. Our team of full-time, experienced attic experts can handle every aspect of the job, we never subcontract our jobs.

EcoComfort We Have Unbeatable Customer Service

We Have Unbeatable Customer Service

We make sure that every job is done right from start to finish and that every customer is 100% satisfied. We have a long list of happy customers and have insulated thousands of attics over the years. Our level of experience in this field is unmatched!

EcoComfort We Offer Affordable Pricing & Quality Service, Guaranteed

We Offer Affordable Pricing & Quality Service, Guaranteed

We don’t pay commissions to salespeople. At EcoComfort, there’s no inflated pricing, no hidden fees or surprise costs. We believe in doing the job efficiently the first time around. We never compromise on quality; our work is always guaranteed.

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