As a homeowner, you’re probably interested in saving money on your energy bills every month. Therefore, you should look into properly insulating your home. When it comes to insulation, the attic is one of the easiest places to start with.
Critter Control will gladly schedule an inspection in West Palm Beach to let you know how your current insulation measures up. A lot of homes have old insulation that doesn’t even match the government’s current recommendations. It’s no wonder you’re spending too much money on energy each month.
Can You Add to Your Existing Insulation?
Whether or not you should add on to your existing insulation depends on a few factors. Obviously, your current insulation can’t be damaged or soiled. If that’s the case, you should give our experts at Critter Control a call to dispose of your old insulation materials for you.
Another scenario in which adding to your insulation is not recommended is if your home currently has vermiculite insulation. This type of insulation can contain asbestos, which is a huge health hazard. If you find vermiculite insulation in your attic, you need to be careful not to disturb it. Plus, you’ll need to call one of our certified contractors to have it safely removed from your home as soon as possible.
Insulation Concerns for New Construction
Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling an existing home, you should pay attention to the insulation in your attic. If you have any attic decking, you should make sure that it’s raised above the ceiling joists in order to ensure proper insulation depth. The decking will also need to be installed after the insulation has been added. Critter Control will be happy to help you with this process.
Before You Insulate Your Attic
Before you replace your insulation, you need to check your attic for stains or watermarks. If there is a leak or inadequate ventilation, then you’ll need to fix this problem before replacing the insulation. Otherwise, the new insulation will get wet and become useless. Wet insulation can even damage your home.
In order to properly insulate, you’ll also want to cover any openings into the attic with plywood and seal the top of your interior walls. Fortunately, when it comes to attic insulation preparation and installation, Critter Control is ready to help. Give us a call today to talk to one of our insulation experts!