Why Remove Wet Attic Insulation in Toronto
Published on October 26, 2021
When attic insulation is performing as expected, the entire house benefits. On the flip side, poorly performing insulation will negatively affect the whole house. And this is especially true when insulation becomes wet or waterlogged. Wet attic insulation is inefficient and even dangerous – it will likely require complete replacement. For attic insulation in Toronto, EcoComfort Insulation and Contracting does it all, from safe, professional removal to re-installation.
When it comes to attic insulation upgrades in Toronto, blown-in insulation is often the go-to product choice for the attic. At EcoComfort, we offer high quality blown-in cellulose insulation. When it’s professionally installed, blown-in cellulose insulation provides satisfactory R-Values along with many years of maximum performance.
Is Your Attic Insulation Wet?
If you suspect that your attic insulation is wet, it’s time for a thorough attic inspection. To begin with, it's essential to identify the source and cause of the water leak. At the same time, it will be necessary to assess the wet insulation and determine if complete replacement is needed. With waterlogged insulation, water is definitely leaking into the attic and roof cavity. And water damage will affect everything from the installed insulation to the roof structure to the roof shingles.
What Causes Wet Attic Insulation in Toronto?
Attic insulation in Toronto can get damp, wet, or totally waterlogged – all depending on the nature of the problem. There could be excessive air moisture in the attic, there could be broken plumbing pipe, or there may be damage to the roof. All of these can affect the installed insulation, and all of these will require professional repairs and/or retrofits. Step one is to pinpoint the water entry point, make the necessary repairs, and carry on with the re-installation of new insulation materials.
Attic Insulation and Energy-Efficiency
Attic insulation, whether in top shape or not, affects the home’s overall energy efficiency. Simply put, when attic insulation is performing at peak, energy efficiency is optimized. When insulation is not performing, there is more demand on winter heating and summer cooling, and energy costs will be higher than average. Homeowners upgrading attic insulation in Toronto to blown-in insulation will notice far better HVAC performance, much-improved energy efficiency, and lower energy costs annually.
The Problems When Attic Insulation is Wet
In most cases, wet insulation (or waterlogged insulation) is a serious problem. Undoubtedly, the insulation material will lose its effectiveness, and there's a chance that mold will grow and contaminate the space. Typically, wet insulation has to be removed, the space has to be dried and cleaned, and new insulation must be installed. It's also important to repair damages to the roof structure or repair the original cause of the water leakage.
Upgrading Wet Attic Insulation
Removing wet insulation and reinstalling new material is a project best left to the professionals. This is a good time to make necessary repairs, upgrade the space with blown-in insulation, and improve the existing ventilation. At EcoComfort, we do it all – we remove contaminated attic insulation, we install high-quality blown-in cellulose, and we install appropriate ventilation to suit the space. Best of all, our quality products and installation work are fully guaranteed.
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