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3 Common Causes of Damaged Attic Insulation
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Getting Down/Putting Up Decorations
It’s a busy time in your attic during the fall and winter months, isn’t it? You’ve got Christmas decorations to bring down, Halloween decorations to put up, Thanksgiving items, etc. It’s also an excellent time to get your furnace or heater checked out and tuned. That’s a lot of activity for the attic!
And not only human activity. Did you know that as it gets colder, that promotes rodent activity in your attic? This means trouble for insulation from an air quality standpoint and possible damage.
During this season, your attic sees more foot traffic, many technicians, and maybe some service people. We want to be the company that comes in afterward and ensures everything is tidied up! We’re good at coming in and ensuring insulation is in its place. If it’s been disturbed, we can top it off and recover it in some areas.
It’s essential as you, your technicians, and service people walk through your attic to check to see if you have walked on insulation or compressed it with boxes, decorations, or other material. If that’s happened, it’s tough to recover insulation mashed down or pressed down over the years. We can often blow in some new insulation on top of the old, but if we need to remove and replace it, we can do that too.
Preventative Steps You Can Take This Month
So take a look in your attic whenever you go up to get your next set of decorations or when you have your next technician in the attic to tune up your furnace. Just take a look around. If it doesn’t look like a snowstorm that’s been untouched, have us come out, and we can assess whether you need more insulation or if it just needs to be tidied and touched up.