If you have looked at the insulation in your basement or attic lately and noticed that it’s less than picture perfect for any number of reasons, it might be a good time to consider replacing it. While you know it’s a good thing to do, you’re probably wondering if the replacement is entirely worth it if it’s still staying in place and seems to be doing the majority of its job. The short answer is yes, an insulation replacement is worth it in many cases. Here are a few reasons why.
- Prevent mold: Even if you spent lots of time and effort drying out your insulation after some rainwater leaked in from a storm, it likely still held onto some of that moisture. You might not see it so easily, but your insulation could be harboring some mold or mildew that could spread to the rest of your attic or basement. An insulation replacement could prevent this from happening and make your insulation more effective overall at blocking out additional moisture.
- Reduce energy costs: If your insulation has become ruined in any way, you might not be getting the same energy efficiency you used to. Perhaps you’ve noticed a recent increase in your energy bill because of the faulty insulation. Sure, the insulation is still insulating your house for the most part, but you could enjoy a better cost reduction in your energy bill with an insulation replacement.
- Eliminate drafts: It isn’t always the case, but a common cause of drafts in your home could be faulty insulation that needs to be replaced. When insulation has tears or gaps in it, it can let air in from the outside, creating a draft in your home. An insulation replacement can easily fix this.
These are just a few reasons why an insulation replacement is necessary when you notice something off about your insulation. You can give us a call if you would like to learn more.