Is Insulation Removal Worth the Cost?

Does wet roof insulation need to be removed?

There are a number of specific circumstances where insulation removal is highly recommended, but the main reason to remove old roof insulation is when there has been water damage.

Water Damage – Main Reason to Consider Roof Insulation Removal

Possibly the most compelling reason to get rid of your ceiling insulation and thoroughly vacuum out the roof-space, is if the insulation has been subjected to water damage. Even a minor roof leak, if left undetected for a longer period of time, can result in the intrusion of a significant amount of water. Bulk insulation such as glasswool, polyester or even sheep’s wool acts like a giant sponge, soaking up the water. This effectively destroys the insulation batts and any insulation damaged by water should be removed as early as possible from the roof.

Wet Insulation Does Not Work

Besides the fact that wet insulation doesn’t work (insulation depends on empty air-pockets to work effectively – when these air-pockets become filled with water, the insulation will no longer function properly) the moisture which has soaked into the material will remain there for an extended period of time, and quickly become a breeding ground for mould. Any subsequent remedial action to eradicate mould will be ineffective, until the wet batts have been removed from the roof cavity.

Insulation Removal Service in Melbourne

Pricewise Insulation offers professional insulation removal in Melbourne. Should you require a quote for removal of old insulation in the roof, and a complete vacuuming out of the roof-space, please get in touch with our friendly staff today. Our experts know how to remove old insulation effectively and safely.

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2 thoughts on “Is Insulation Removal Worth the Cost?

  1. Felicity J Moyns says:

    Hello Pricewise, I have a 20 Year old 2 story home in Mornington with blow in paper insulation. I am interested in having a quote for this messy stuff removed and a recommendation for a suitable replacement.

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