Looking for insulation removal from your home before install new? It is proven that the dust, rodent remains and other allergens that accumulate in your roof space can be hazardous to your health.
Why Remove Insulation From Your Roof in Perth?
With the increasing costs associated with power used in heating or cooling these days it might come as a surprise that anyone would want old insulation removal from their home. In fact, there are four excellent, but rarely considered, reasons for insulation removal or replacement.
1. Over Insulation
Having too much insulation in a roof space is sometimes worse than not having enough.
Having too much insulation in your roof can add excess weight to your ceiling, causing it to collapse over time. This risk is higher if the old insulation is loose fill, as water will often be trapped in the fibres. Unknown to most home owners, is that if old insulation becomes wet and a ceiling collapses, most insurance companies won’t cover the damage as it is a product that no longer meets the building code.
Adding heavy amounts of insulation in a roof can also drastically restrict the airflow and ventilation of your home. This reduction in air flow can result in moisture issues on the ceilings of your house and, in some cases, even lead to mould problems. If left unchecked, either of these can cause severe health problems for your family especially if a family member suffers from allergies such as asthma.
2. Damaged or Contaminated Insulation
Night critters that can sometimes find their way in your roof, a leaky roof tile and other dangers can severely damage and even contaminate your insulation. An attic full of rat, mice or possum droppings and urine soaked insulation material are yet other potential causes of serious health hazards for you and your family in your roof. Look up at your ceiling vents,; yes your breathing it in.
In addition, insulation that has been torn to shreds by animals making a comfy bed over the years loses its functionality. Since broken insulation cannot retain heat properly, it is unable to provide the true required benefits it once did and requires replacement.
3. Toxic, Harmful Chemicals
Old insulation was often manufactured with toxic chemicals that may be effecting your family’s health. From early onset asthma, through to respiratory issues and skin irritations, the chemicals in your old insulation are not only airborne in your home, but leach through the ceiling over time. These nasty chemicals include lead, asbestos, formaldehyde and boric acid which were all used in the manufacturing process of insulation prior to early 2000’s.
4. Upgrade Your Insulation
The insulation of today is far superior to the insulation that was sold 15 to 20 years ago. New materials with improved thermal properties are now available to homeowners. In many cases you will realize a dramatic reduction in heating costs simply from upgrading the type of insulation in your roof space. This especially holds true for older homes.
Insulation Removal Process
Removing old insulation from a roof can be a time consuming and challenging project. If there are animal droppings mixed with the insulation you can expose yourself to several different diseases by disturbing the insulation and then inhaling the particles that become airborne. We recommend proper safety equipment which is a must for anyone working with old, contaminated insulation.
Dragging dirty insulation from your attic through the living space of your home is NOT a safe method of insulation removal in Perth. Using this method will result in a house full of airborne fiberglass particles and all the other contaminants that were in your attic. Our insulation removal Perth services remove the old insulation safely without any mess. This is normally achieved through our unique, commercial insulation removal system where we access your home via the external roof.
You can save money by installing new insulation after you have hired the pros (us of course!) to safely remove the old insulation (so as not to contaminate themselves and the entire house). Once the insulation removal and replacement processes are complete, you can look forward to lower heating/cooling costs, greater air quality, reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. The immediate benefits for your family and the long-term benefits for our environment make insulation removal and replacement a smart move for everybody. Call Perth Insulation today for your free insulation removal quote.