Most homeowners rarely go up into their attic. Attics are often used for storing the things that you don’t use very often—for example, your Christmas decorations. But even though you never spend time in your attic, it’s really important that it’s insulated properly.
The insulation in your attic can make a big difference to your monthly energy bill. A well-insulated house won’t require as much energy as an old and drafty one. And the easiest place to insulate properly is your attic. Let Critter Control help you by installing new insulation for you.
Is Your Current Insulation Really Useful?
You may think that some insulation is better than none. However, that’s not necessarily true. If your insulation is soiled, then it might actually damage other parts of your home. And damaged insulation won’t be very helpful. Plus, a lot of homes in Miami utilize insulation materials that are below government standards.
If you’re unsure how your current insulation measures up, you should give our experts a call. We’ll be glad to inspect your insulation. Depending on the type of your insulation, you may be able to add on to it.
When Your Insulation Needs to Be Replaced
If your insulation is soiled or damaged, then it makes sense to replace it. Soiled insulation won’t protect your home at all. Another reason to replace your insulation entirely is if you have vermiculite insulation. This type of insulation may contain asbestos, which is a huge health hazard.
If you think you might have vermiculite insulation, then you should give Critter Control a call. Our experts are trained in the removal of asbestos. Until then, you need to stay away from the insulation and be careful not to disturb it when moving things around.
Insulating Your Attic Requires More Work
If you want to properly insulate your attic in order to reduce your energy bills, then you’ll need to be prepared to do a little bit more work. For example, in addition to replacing the current insulation, you’re going to need to cover up any openings that lead into the attic with plywood.
It’s also very important to repair any leaks and fix any ventilation issues in your attic before you put up new insulation. When you’re ready to get started, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Insulation materials are difficult to work with, but we will take care of that for you!