Loft Insulation Removal

Lost energy and fuel costs come at a premium these days. Therefore removing insulation from your loft may seem an unlikely option. There are, however, very good reasons you might want to consider it.

LOFT INSULATION REMOVAL DUE TO DAMAGE

Loft insulation can become severely damaged or even contaminated which would lead to it needing to be removed. Rats, squirrels and bats can find their way into your loft and their excretions can contaminate insulation. They are also a potential health hazard to you and your family. Small rodents like to tear and scratch at insulation. This can severely damage it, rendering your insulation virtually useless as an efficient means of saving energy in your home.

The British weather, as we know all too well, is incredibly unpredictable and high winds can lift roof tiles. This can allow water into the roof space and cause irreparable damage to the insulation. The winter deluge of rain has lead to a significant rise in calls to have insulation replaced as a result of such leaks.

LOFT INSULATION REMOVAL DUE TO UPGRADE

The insulation of today is far superior to the insulation that was sold 15 to 20 years ago. New materials with improved thermal properties are now available to homeowners. In many cases you will notice a dramatic reduction in energy costs simply from upgrading the type of insulation in your loft. This especially holds true for older homes.

Why remove loft insulation?

  • It’s been damaged or has become wet
  • There is a lack of ventilation in your loft space
  • It was installed incorrectly and, for example, doesn’t reach the internal leaf of the wall plate
  • Plumbers or electrication needs access

What are the costs?

The costs for removing loft insulation depends on the size of the loft, the depth and the material that has been installed. Access to the loft area is always a factor due to the confined working spacing involved.  Please call 02393 880032 for quote or Email info@extractinsulation.com

If you think your loft insulation may be damaging your home we can help. We can:

  1. Carry out a heat loss survey in your loft space for insulation damage.
  2. Advise you on the best solution for your problem.
  3. Remove and re-install your loft insulation
Saving on heating bills

The current recommendation is that loft insulation should be at least 270mm thick. To top up your insulation you can simply put an extra layer of new insulation over the old. However, if you want all your insulation to be as effective as possible, you may want to remove the old insulation and replace it with new.

Some old loft insulation was paper-based and can be a fire hazard. Therefore, you may want to have this removed and replaced with a safer and more efficient material.

You may qualify for FREE Loft & Cavity wall insulation