Before any work begins with the insulation in your house, you should know exactly what it is and why it is being done. It is critical to understand what your insulation does for you, how to perform a proper insulation inspection, and the precautions you should take before beginning the installation process.
A home’s insulation acts as a protective covering between the outside and inside of your home, preventing heat from leaking out. It also allows the room to remain cool and warm at the same time.
Once the insulation has been installed, there are three main types of insulation that are common in homes. The first is cellulose insulation, which is made up of twigs and paper fibers.
Wood cellulose insulation is made up of twigs of hardwood or softwood trees. Wood cellulose insulation is used to block air leakage and is usually installed at the attic, crawl space, or garage.
Wood fiber insulation is the same as wood cellulose insulation, but it is made up of synthetic fiber, such as nylon, that is wrapped around various materials like wood, drywall, and metal. This type of insulation is frequently found in basements and other small spaces.
Vinyl insulation is a combination of both. It is constructed from either synthetic fibers or wood fiber and will also block air leakage.
Removal is necessary when all three types of insulation are being installed. Each type has its own specific procedures, but the most common procedure for insulation is to remove the twig insulation at the roof level and pour the fiber insulation down below.
If the insulation is in a place where it is visible, then you should remove the twig first, allowing the fiber to form over the exposed surface. Once the insulation is in place, you can add the twig insulation again, ensuring that it is properly installed to avoid future problems.
Another concern with a fiber insulation is damage to the metal, wood, or drywall of your home. While these surfaces are not usually damaged, they can be if the insulation is faulty or improperly installed.
Removal can be somewhat tricky. First, remember that these types of insulation are loose, so proper protection must be given to the areas they cover.
Next, if the insulation is on the outside of your home, it must be trimmed off all any harmful substances, particularly gas and oil leaks. Then, the area covered by the insulation must be carefully dried and thoroughly inspected.
Finally, replace the fiber insulation completely, ensuring that it is replaced correctly. Any problems must be investigated and resolved by Perth Insulation.