Why Remove Your Attic Insulation in Toronto
Posted in Attic Insulation, on October 11, 2021
Our homes need constant upgrades and renewals to guard against disrepair and improve safety and comfort. Attic insulation in Toronto is an invisible renovation with a big bang for a hidden and unseen change. Homes of any age or construction can benefit from new attic insulation and improvements in energy efficiency and indoor comfort. At Four Seasons Insulation, our team has experience doing insulation upgrades, new installations, and attic mold removal in Toronto, and we’ve seen first-hand how attic insulation removal can change people’s homes for good.
Importance of Attic Insulation Removal
Attic insulation does more than keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, which is why damaged or old attic insulation is a problem. Problems like attic mold, pests, or high humidity can cause attic insulation to degrade faster than average, leading to temperature control issues and other issues that can severely compromise your comfort and safety.
Attic insulation removal with Four Seasons Insulation gives you a clean slate — we’ll first inspect your attic for any issues and assess what it needs to work at its best. When your new product goes in, you can be sure it’s going to last for decades.
One of the biggest problems affecting attics is water damage. Water damage almost always leads to attic mold removal in Toronto and can damage joists and sheathing as well. Water enters the attic through damage, pipes, or humidity and can be exacerbated by poor ventilation.
Many different pests can cause havoc in the attic. In Toronto, red squirrels are a particular nuisance, but we also see grey and brown squirrels, rats, skunks, and raccoons making their home in attic insulation. Besides leaving feces, urine, and carcasses, pests like these destroy insulation and bring with them a host of dangerous viruses. If you discover attic invaders, Four Seasons recommends total attic insulation removal as a basic safety precaution.
Attic mold is more common than you think — many of your neighbours have dealt with this issue, and it doesn’t matter where you live or how old your home is. Many complex factors cause attic mold growth, but the primary cause is moisture. Many homes have leaky attics that enable humid, moisture-laden air to travel between floors. Sealing cracks and gaps to ensure the attic is kept cool and dry improves the longevity of your attic insulation and helps keep it mould-free.
Four Seasons Attic Insulation Removal
While many things in the home can be repaired, it’s best to completely remove and replace your attic insulation in Toronto if there have been any pests, mold, or water damage. We’ve found that a clean slate allows us to quickly spot and solve problems that affect our clients’ attics and improves the longevity and quality of installation. Reach out to the Four Seasons team to learn more about attic insulation products and finds answers to your insulation questions.