When To Remove Existing Insulation? Fire /Water Damage - Infestation - Asbestos

When to Remove Existing Insulation

Vermiculite ( with Asbestos)

Note : if vermiculite is discovered licensed testing must be done before proceeding with removal. If vermiculite tests positive, licensed remediation must be performed prior to Green Attic Energy Smart Attic Treatment Plan.

Infestation ( Animal Damage )

Common Illinois Critters found in attics. : Least Chipmunk, Plains Pocket Mouse, American Deer Mouse, Northern Grasshopper Mouse, Ground Squirrel, Raccoon

Fire / Water Damage

Fire damaged and water damaged insulation has significant to complete R-Value Reduction. Removal is recommended Prior to Green Attic Energy Smart Attic Treatment Plan.

Storage Deck / Cellulose Insulation
Jim Cone
Jim Cone
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"Recently did my home. Tim and the Addison crew came out and did my attic properly as it should’ve been done the first time. Explained every single question (i had a lot) i had before and during the job. Tim made sure during the job they were doing the air sealing properly because that’s what makes the biggest difference in keeping the cool/heat in the house and so that it doesn’t get lost in translation somewhere in in the attic. Highly recommend and speak with Tim when doing work in your property!"
Miles Pfefferle
Miles Pfefferle
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James is prompt, thorough, and personable -- responded to my website inquiry right away and made it easy to schedule an appointment (still haven't heard back from the competition -- that was three days ago). He provided a detailed and professional quote within minutes of being on site and saved me from spending $20k on an unnecessary new roof! I'm glad I contacted Green Attic.
Michael Goodman
Michael Goodman
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Tim and his crew then came out to remove the old insulation, clear/kill all the mold in the attic, remedy issues that were causing the mold in the first place (insufficient ventilation and blocked soffits), and finally re-insulate our attic/basement. The work was intense, but Tim's transparency with the process and willingness to educate us on the problems that we were having were what sold us. We also appreciated that Tim was able to work in some added value into his services without charging us the difference.
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    4 reasons to keep existing insulation 

    • additional R-value
    • Decreased Landfill
    • Increased Density Base Layer Insulation
    • Material Savings 

    It’s first important to understand where your house is loosing air. We handle that for you and even show you our process and the results! With 1000’s of blower door tests performed annually , we apply existing data to locate unintentional air leakage. Insulation is supplemental to sealing the building envelope.