Should I Replace or Add Insulation?
When you recognize any of the potential signs that your insulation is no longer working effectively, you need to consider your options to remedy the situation. This means making the decision on replacing the insulation completely or adding insulation to what is currently there to fortify the barrier. There are benefits to both, but before you make your decision, there are a number of factors you should consider.
When to Replace Your Insulation
There are specific times when it would be a better plan to replace your insulation instead of adding more to the existing insulation. For instance, if you live in an older home and your insulation is outdated, you may want to replace it completely with a newer, more efficient type. If your current insulation is the wrong R-value, it may be time to replace it with something more suited for your home’s location.
You should also replace it if enough is compacted that the cost of adding insulation is near the cost of replacing it completely.
When to Add to Your Insulation
You should speak with a professional if you feel as though you can just add insulation in your home. The professional can inspect the current insulation to determine the quality, how much is left, and what kind of insulation can help fill in the gaps. One beneficial option is the use of injection foam insulation that works to fill up all gaps and areas of the wall so there are no areas missing and exposed.
Adding insulation is a good option when the current insulation is still in relatively good shape, it is the right R-value, and it does a sufficient enough job that it does not need to be replaced.
Our team at USA Insulation of Atlanta can explain the right option for you. We know exactly what is needed to make sure your home is as comfortable as you wish.
Contact us today to schedule your insulation service.