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When Should Insulation Be Removed?

Your home’s insulation is your first line of defense when it comes to frigid and blistering temperatures infiltrating your home. Making sure the insulation in your home has been properly installed and is performing as it should, is one of the best ways you can maximize the overall efficiency of your home and the continued comfort of your family.

It can sometimes be difficult to tell if your home’s insulation is performing as it should, we get it! But how do you know when the existing insulation in your home should be removed before new installation? That’s why Mooney & Moses Insulation is here to help! Here are some great tips to help you determine when your insulation should be removed.

When Should Insulation be Removed?

Some of the factors that affect whether you need to remove old insulation include:

  • Age: One of the biggest factors that will help to determine when you should remove the insulation in your home is age. If your home was built in the 1970s or earlier, or you aren’t sure when your home was built or the last time your insulation was inspected, you should certainly consider scheduling a professional consultation and inspection.
  • Presence of moisture: It’s essential that insulation should also be removed if there are signs of active moisture or previous moisture that has since dried. In either of these situations, it’s important to remove the affected areas of insulation, but it’s just as important that the source of the moisture has been located and repaired to reduce the potential for further damages and more costly repairs needed in the future.
  • New insulation material: If you have decided to install new insulation made from a different material than what your existing insulation is made of, it’s simply a smart idea to consult with an experienced professional first. In some cases, failure to remove existing insulation can result in the poor performance of newly installed products.

Insulation Removal in Cincinnati, Ohio

Our entire team of Cincinnati insulation contractors are proud to offer you a wide variety of comprehensive insulation services to help you improve comfort, save money, and reduce energy usage while increasing the overall efficiency of your home.

If you have questions about when should insulation be removed or are ready to get started on your home’s new project, be sure to schedule your insulation consultation with one of our Cincinnati specialists today! Simply complete our online form or give us a call at 513-341-8918 and discover the difference we can make!

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