Our Insulation Replacement Services
If your energy bills are increasing, your home is less comfortable and/or you’re seeing more unwanted pests than usual, it might be time to consider replacing the insulation in your home. While many forms of insulation are built to last, eventually insulation will need to be replaced. When you need new insulation, it’s important to partner with a professional.
Our company offers a full catalog of home efficiency services in Northern California, and we understand how important insulation is to the overall health of your home. In the sections to follow, we will answer a few common questions about the insulation replacement process and how our team can help each step of the way.
Why do I need to have my insulation replaced?
Insulation plays a vital role in keeping your home comfortable and how much energy it takes to do so. The purpose of insulation is to keep in heated or cooled air, and it works in tandem with your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable all year long. When your insulation is compromised, air can freely escape the home and air from outside can enter. This can cause your HVAC unit to struggle to keep the temperatures at a comfortable level, which causes it to wear down faster than usual and can limit its lifespan. The additional strain on your heating or cooling unit can also drive up your utility bills significantly, so if there is an issue it’s likely replacing the insulation will pay for itself in a short amount of time.
What are some common insulation issues?
Insulation can last a long time if it’s properly installed and maintained, but there are instances when it can become less effective. Many homes, especially older ones, feature fiberglass batt insulation. This form of insulation has been in use for decades, and over time it will break down and lose its effectiveness. Batt insulation also becomes ineffective if it gets wet, so a leak or water intrusion event is cause for replacement. Other forms of insulation like spray foam are more resilient, but they come in different variations which can experience mold, air gaps and other issues.
How long does insulation last?
Insulation is typically resilient, and if it’s well cared for then it can last a very long time. Insulation itself lasts for a very long time, but external factors like moisture, animals and the building materials which surround the insulation can detract from its lifespan. If it’s been more than a decade since you had your insulation examined, it’s probably a good idea to have a professional check it out to ensure it’s in good shape and you are not experiencing significant air loss.
If you live in Northern California, including the cities of Sacramento, Lincoln, Roseville, Rocklin, Citrus Heights or the surrounding areas, and you have an insulation need, our team can help. To make sure your home is as efficient as possible and learn more about how we can help, browse our website or give us a call today.