Wildlife in home attics, including raccoons, squirrels, bats, and mice, can cause serious damage and messes. Byproducts like feces, urine, fur, dead carcasses, and parasites pose serious health risks to homeowners. If your attic insulation is damaged or does not adhere to U.S. Department of Energy guidelines, you must replace it. Our attic restoration professionals remove the damaged insulation, sanitize, and re-insulate your attic to the proper R-Value with brand-new energy-efficient fiberglass blow-in insulation.
To remove large amounts of hazardous waste, we utilize an attic versa vacuum system to suck out the contaminated debris from the attic. The vacuum system uses a series of secure hoses that fill large disposal bags, which will be tossed into a dumpster. The dumpster will be ordered and placed on the property before the service date. Our attic insulation professionals will also lay down drop cloths to prevent any messes or damage to your home. Once the soiled insulation has been removed, we will treat the attic with a special commercial-grade decontaminating agent to disinfect, eliminate odors, and break down smaller organic waste.
Installing New Clean Insulation
The final step is to re-insulate your attic to the appropriate R-Value. An R-Value is a measure of the insulation’s ability to resist heat flow. The higher the R-Value, the better the thermal performance of the insulation. The recommended R-Value for the state of Wisconsin is R-49, which meets all local city codes.
We use Owens Corning Pink Fiberglass Blown-In insulation. It is a very reliable product that saves energy, controls moisture and condensation, and protects your home. Before installing the insulation, our technicians will examine your air ventilation to prevent any mold and mildew buildups in the attic. The insulation is then blown into the attic using an Attic Cat Machine with a similar hose system that efficiently installs the new insulation. The cleanout process usually takes a full day to complete.
Spray Foam Insulation
Whether your home is brand new or 50 years old, spray foaming basement sills can benefit homeowners in many ways. It eliminates entry points for rodents and insects from entering your home. Spray foam insulation also helps control moisture, condensation, temperatures, and air filtration.
Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) is an environmentally friendly spray-applied insulating foam plastic. It is installed as a liquid and then expands many times its original size. Spray foam is a remarkably versatile material that is very durable and can be used in many facets to insulate your home.