Home & Attic Insulation Removal

Residential & Commercial Attic Insulation Removal Services

Attic insulation ranks among the most efficient and cost-effective ways to keep your house comfortable and energy bills reasonable but only if it is in good condition. It can no longer serve its purpose when it starts breaking down or has suffered damage beyond reasonable repair. At this point, discarding the deteriorated insulation is critical.

But insulation removal can be a difficult, time-consuming, and messy task for most Southern California homeowners and businesses. So, if you don’t have experience and tools (or time) for this kind of job, seeking professional insulation removal and replacement assistance is always a welcome move.

At Conejo Valley Insulation, we help you rid your home of old insulation and install a new one, so your family enjoys indoor comfort, breathes easy, and saves more money once again. We take pride in removing any type of insulation in the shortest time frame possible without causing any collateral damage to your property.

Our insulation experts arrive on time with everything needed to make the job a success. Additionally, you enjoy fantastic rates with our insulation service coupons and get a detailed, written quotation upfront. Call us today at 805-499-0448 for professional assistance with your old insulation.

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A local, family-owned, licensed, insured, and bonded insulation contractor, Conejo Valley Insulation has been providing quality home insulation services in Southern California for over 40 years. More importantly, we provide a comprehensive range of home insulation removal and replacement services, including :

» Insulation Removal

Tearing down and disposing of old insulation yourself can be tricky. You could accidentally cause structural damage and make a mess that is hard to clean up. Plus, the results may not be enough to keep your home comfortable throughout.

Conejo Valley Insulation experts leverage the latest techniques and tools to remove old, damaged, pest-infested and moldy insulation of all types. Our technicians adhere to all the safety parameters for attic insulation removal, performing all tasks seamlessly and keeping the debris, dust, and dirt to a minimum. Plus, we use eco-friendly cleaning agents and safely dispose of the extracted materials away from your home.

 

» Attic Cleaning & Decontamination

While the attic is typically out of sight (and out of mind), the seamlessly harmless space can harbor a host of problems, including critters that could affect your health, insulation’s efficiency, and your home’s overall system. Thorough attic cleaning and decontamination suffice to address any health and odor concerns and form a long-lasting foundation for your new insulation.

 

Our attic cleaning process starts with vacuuming up critter droppings and other contaminants. Next, we use a biodegradable and thoroughly researched disinfectant to kill all traces of germs, fungi, odors, mildew, and bacteria.

 

Much as we try keeping discomfort to your family minimal, we do not take chances with our staff’s health and safety either. That is why we ensure the team working on your attic is up to date with the latest safety protocols and equipped with suitable personal protective equipment.

» New Insulation Installation

Proper attic insulation installation ensures minimal airflow and drafts between living areas and your attic. This helps keep conditioned air inside your home, ultimately improving indoor comfort and reducing energy wastage and costs. Less strain to your HVAC means extended system lifespan.

 

You can trust our highly-trained and experienced staff with all aspects of home insulation - from the evaluation process through your decision making and finally installation for a competitive price —with no sales pressure or obligation.

 

Our company specializes in two types of attic insulation: blown-in and batt insulation, focusing on fiberglass and cellulose materials. You have little to worry about, even if unfamiliar with the materials or process. Our team will work with you to determine your insulation requirements, select the right products, and properly insulate your attic for optimal benefits. 

» Air Duct Cleaning

There are high chances of dust, dirt, and debris accumulating in your ducts following insulation removal and replacement. Should these contaminants be left unattended, they will likely find their way into your living spaces and start triggering respiratory issues, headaches, and overall discomfort. Additionally, debris can obstruct airflow through the ducts, forcing the air handler to work harder and decreasing your furnace’s efficiency.

 

The above are a few reasons why air duct cleaning is an integral part of our home insulation removal service. Our insulation experts deploy advanced yet environmentally safe techniques, products, and equipment to ensure spotless and clear airways throughout your home.

 

We pride ourselves on surpassing expectations for any insulation-related job. In line with this, we inspect your ducts for leaks, damage, and design flaws and take the appropriate corrective measures to improve function and efficiency.

 

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When Do You Need Your Attic Insulation Removed?

Old insulation can cost you more money and endanger your health and wellbeing. But this begs the question: When is it appropriate to get your attic insulation removed? Here are a few circumstances you should not overlook. 

» Water Damage

While most attic insulation materials are protected against minor moisture issues, a serious leak could mean irreversible damage. Water-logged insulation is much less effective and encourages mold or mildew growth. Mold spores might penetrate your ventilation system, putting your family at risk of allergy flares, respiratory infections, and other health problems.

» Vermin Infestation

Animals and insects can move into the attic through any small opening or loose vent and find a home in the warmth of your insulation. Pest infestation means insulation contamination with fecal matter and urine, posing several health hazards for the occupants.

If you find your attic insulation hosting unwanted guests, do not wait any longer to call a reputable insulation contractor like Conejo Valley Insulation for a professional inspection and remedy (which could include removal and replacement).

» Old Insulation

Attic insulation degrades and loses effectiveness over time, setting up your home for the problems you initially intended to resolve — from higher energy bills to uneven temperature distribution.

 

If your home dates back earlier than 1950, the need for insulation replacement is a matter of urgency. Insulation back then contained asbestos, a toxic, inhalable, and carcinogenic material. Removing asbestos insulation yourself is not worth the health risk. Seek the intervention of an experienced home insulation contractor with proven methods and equipment to complete the job per industry standards.

Signs You Need Your Attic Insulation Removed and Replaced

You may not tell whether your insulation is deteriorated, waterlogged, or vermin-infested without climbing into your attic and conducting a physical inspection. But if you notice any of the signs below, it might be the best time to schedule professional insulation removal and replacement. 

» Uneven Heating and Cooling

Old insulation is among the most prominent culprits for temperature fluctuations in homes. Good insulation provides a barrier against heat transfer between the inside and outside of your home. The barrier ceases to exist with insulation failure, making it easy for warm or cool air to flow inside your home freely. As a result, some spaces feel warmer or colder than others. 

» Heightened Energy Bills

Have you noticed a sudden rise in your heating and cooling costs even after keeping your energy consumption habits reasonable? That is a potential sign your insulation is leaking heat and air, making your HVAC system work harder and use more energy to maintain the set indoor temperature. Conejo Valley Insulation experts can conduct a comprehensive energy audit to identify and improve areas of weakness.

» Drafty Indoors

Old and worn-out insulation allows air to penetrate and spread throughout your home, making some rooms feel chillier than others, even with the windows and doors closed. If that is the situation in your home, check for attic insulation damage and consult with an expert for professional guidance on the matter.

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The Insulation Removal Process

» Removal of Cellulose Insulation

Among the oldest home insulation materials, cellulose comprises 80% recycled newspaper and 20% borax or aluminum sulfate.

 

The choice of cellulose insulation removal method will depend on whether the insulation is the batt or blown-in type (more on this later). Whichever method you apply, be careful not to strike the electrical wires and plumbing lines as you direct the hose around the attic.

» Removal of Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass insulation is made up of tightly packed strands of glass. And although declassified as carcinogenic, these fibers can irritate your lungs, skin, and eyes. As such, never attempt fiberglass insulation removal without the appropriate protective clothing.

Whether you have rolled fiberglass batts or blown-in fiberglass, we recommend outsourcing the job to competent insulation experts.

Take care not to dispose of the bagged fiberglass insulation in your trash bin. Instead, have local waste management personnel direct you to a local building material disposal site. A good insulation contractor takes care of the whole process, from removal to disposal.

» Removal of Batt Insulation

Batt insulation comes in rolls cut into pieces that subtly fit the attic joists. Batt insulation removal primarily involves rolling the strips by hand and securing them in thick garbage bags. Finally, the technician uses a commercial vacuum to clean any debris from the removal process.

» Removal of Blown-In Insulation

Blown-in insulation is sprayed into the target spaces using a blower machine. The same logic applies when removing the materials.

Blown-in insulation removal requires a commercial-grade vacuum with high suction power. The hose should be long enough to reach the attic from outside your home. You also require plenty of plastic garbage bags.

The process starts with wearing suitable PPE, including a 95-rated mask, eye goggles, and rubber gloves.

Place the vacuum outside your home and snake the hose into your attic. Next, insert the garbage bag into the vacuum and leave someone else to manage the equipment while you vacuum the attic.

 

The assistant's primary job is to replace the garbage bags. It is as simple as switching off the vacuum, removing and trying the full bag, and inserting a new one.

 

» Cleaning, Decontamination and Re-Insulation

Cleaning and contamination must be thoroughly performed to ensure no leftover materials or microorganisms compromise the newly installed insulation. The materials and products used must be environmentally safe to ensure zero health risk to the building's occupants (and the technicians too).

Has your inflation suffered water damage? The cleanup may involve removing and disposing of mold, which can be a risky undertaking for an inexperienced homeowner.

 

If your old insulation is vermin-infested, Conejo Valley Insulation experts come equipped with critter-proofing materials to decontaminate the space and safeguard your home against future infestation.

Once the attic space is clean and sanitized, your trusted contractor will install new insulation that matches the recommended R-value for your geographical location, your energy requirements, and your budget. R-value denotes the effectiveness of insulation material.

» Cleanup

A final cleanup marks the last stage of typical attic insulation removal and replacement. Here, our technicians clean up the work area and rid your ducts of debris, dust, and obstructions. Our goal for this final step is to leave your home as spotless as we found it. 

What is the Average Cost of Attic Insulation Removal?

Attic insulation removal and replacement range between $2 to $8.50 per square foot, with the removal process costing $1-$1.50 per square foot. Specific prices depend on the following factors:

  • The size of your attic
  • Labor
  • Materials and tools used
  • R-value of new insulation

Regarding attic insulation installation, the materials substantially vary in thermal properties and prices. Batt insulation will set you back $2-$4 per square foot. Blown-in insulation is the cheapest method, with the whole project averaging $1,500. 

Costlier alternatives for attic insulation replacement include spray form and structural insulated panels (SIPs).

Spray foam is available in open and closed cell forms, with typical prices varying between $1,300 and $3,800. SIPs are the most expensive, strongest, and energy-efficient attic insulation options. Prices run from $4 to $7 per square foot.

Hire a Professional for Your Attic Insulation Removal with Conejo Valley Insulation

Need help removing and replacing your old attic insulation? Professional insulation contractor, Conejo Valley Insulation is here to help you boost your home’s value and comfort and save money with top-notch home insulation services. We are a licensed and insured, professional, bonded contractor specializing in safe and professional attic insulation removal in the Conejo Valley, including everything from inspection, removal, disposal, cleanup to installation. 

All Conejo Valley Insulation technicians are trained to a minimum level of NADCA standards. And our customers receive free home insulation estimates and access a variety of insulation types and materials, including blown-in, batt, fiberglass, and cellulose. 

We also provide roof insulationceiling insulation, and air sealing for commercial and residential settings. Feel free to call us today at 805-499-0448 for more information about our attic insulation removal services or a written quote for your next home insulation project. 

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