Insulation Removal Ottawa
Insulation plays a very important role in maintaining a comfortable temperature within a residential or commercial building and in completing the building envelope. Other advantages of insulation are that it reduces heating and cooling costs, increases the life of your roofing shingles and absorbs sound within a home. However, there are instances when old insulation needs to be removed completely before new insulation can be installed. One of the best times to opt for insulation removal in Ottawa is during a renovation or an upgrade project in your home.
One of the most important reasons for opting for insulation removal in Ottawa is when insulation is compromised by smoke, water, mold, or is damaged. Another reason why insulation may need to be removed is if it’s improperly placed or installed. Improperly installed insulation restricts airflow, especially in the attic. This situation may lead to the growth of mold or mildew and this causes additional issues.
Does old insulation need to be removed?
If you are wondering whether old insulation needs to be removed before you install new insulation, the short answer is yes. Here are the most common reasons for insulation removal.
Why Hire a Professional
Insulation removal in Ottawa can be done by yourself, however, it is always better to hire a professional. Here are some reasons why you should hire a professional.
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Types of Insulation
Depending on the type of insulation that is installed in a new home or a commercial space it can either be removed by hand or by industrial equipment. Batt and roll insulation which is also known as blanket insulation is usually removed by hand because they are strips of insulation material that fit between the slats and boards in your home. It is rigid and easy to remove by hand.
On the other hand, other types of insulation like cellulose insulation and loose-fill fiberglass cannot be removed by hand because they are scattered particles. We need to use an industrial vacuum to suck up the material completely.
How Much Does Insulation Removal Cost?
The cost of insulation removal in Ottawa depends on the type of insulation that is installed and the size of the area that the insulation needs to be removed. Some installations are more difficult to remove than others and may take more time.
For instance, if your space is larger, it will cost you more to remove the insulation. On the lower end, insulation removal in Ottawa will cost around $600-$700, and on the higher end the insulation removal can cost between $1500 and $3500 on average.
Contact us regarding insulation removal in Ottawa. Depending on your situation we can provide you with an estimate of the total cost. Our team is very knowledgeable and are experts in the field. Upgrading to new insulation after removing the old insulation will improve the air quality in your home and will make your space more comfortable.