Houston Insulation Removal: Experts for Attic, Crawl Space & Walls

Insulation Removal By First Defense Insulation!

If your insulation has been exposed to damage caused by water leaks, mold, rodents, excessive moisture, fire, smoke, or is just plain nasty from years of unfavorable conditions- removal is most likely warranted.

We perform the unpleasant and hard task of removing attic insulation in Houston. Insulation removal is often very time  consuming and unpleasant. Working in tight and closed spaces, hot attics, and around multiple items found in homes are a few reasons why you want to hire a professional crawl space insulation contractor in Houston, Texas.

Should I Remove Insulation from my Attic, Crawl Space, or Wall?

Building codes are continually changing and updated as new building science and statistics come out. Energy waste concerns are now a more prevalent issue in our codes and energy policies. Homeowners are becoming more concerned with rising utility cost and uncomfortable homes. 

When insulation is damaged, the original properties of the insulation are lost. Insulation damage inhibits the ability to stop heat gain or loss, has increased vulnerability to moisture, and is more susceptible to mold growth. 

If you are experiencing issues with your current insulation, you will want to have an evaluation by a professional insulation contractor. 

Can I Install New Insulation Over Old Insulation?

Sometimes you can. More often than not, issues are hidden by the old insulation. If air sealing was not done prior to insulation being installed, this is a key sign that just adding insulation isn’t going to work. Most insulation does not stop air loss, only filters it; however, spray foam applied at the proper depths is a great air barrier!

Certain types of old insulation, like Vermiculite insulation, can contain asbestos. If asbestos is present, professional removal is a must. 

If you are unsure about your existing insulation and whether or not insulation can just be added to existing insulation,  contact us for a free evaluation. 

Blown-In Attic Insulation: How Is It Removed?

First Defense Insulation uses a large industrial vacuum. Similar to vacuuming out your car, old insulation is sucked through a hose, into the vacuum, and deposited into our industrial sized insulation removal bags. 

Our crews safely protect your home from potential damage during the removal process. In addition, using our removal equipment allows protection from airborne particles, dust, allergens, and other unwanted health concerns entering your liveable space. 


Batt Insulation: How Is It Removed?

Batt insulation can be removed with our vacuum equipment as well, depending on the size of the insulation. Often times, industrial sized trash bags are brought into the attic and removal is done by hand. Proper personal protective equipment is required. 

Insulation Removal: How Long Does It Take?

Depends on the complexity of the job. Insulation clean of debris is quicker to remove. Older homes often have left over trash from construction, roofing debris from re-roofs, and left over wires from added home accessories. Low pitch roofs and duct work also get in the way. Professional insulation removal crews can typically remove 1,000-1,300 square feet in a day. Homeowners looking to perform the work themselves can expect to spend two days on removal. 

Once Insulation Is Removed- Where Does It Go?

Old contaminated insulation can not be reused- it’s garbage. There are no insulation recycling companies in the Houston area. Old insulation is placed into our on-site dumpster and taken to the local landfill for safe disposal. If insulation contains asbestos, we transport to a hazardous waste facility. 

Advantages of Professional Insulation Removal?

Some projects are more DYI friendly than others. Insulation removal is not one of them. Most importantly, health and safety are the greatest concerns. Attics and Crawl Spaces are not the easiest place to work. 

Working in existing homes brings unique challenges. During the summer, attics can reach 140 degrees. Low sloped roofs, HVAC ductwork, excessive wires, gas pipes, rodents, and walking over ceiling joist are just some of the challenges faced during insulation removal. 

Not having the correct equipment and supplies can extend the timeframe of the DYI job. Hiring a professional will offset the cost of your time, equipment rental, dumpster rental and disposal cost. 

Top Rated Attic Insulation Removal Service in Houston, Texas

First Defense Insulation is located on 12 Greenway Plaza Suite 1147, Houston, Texas. From William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) get on I-45 N from Broadway St, and head south on Broadway St. Then make a U-turn, and use the middle lane to turn left onto Gulf Fwy. Next use the left lane to take the ramp onto I-45 N, and continue on I-45 N. At this point take I-69/US-59 S to SW Freeway Service Rd/Southwest Fwy, and take exit 125 A from I-69/US-59 S. After that merge onto I-45 N, and use the right 2 lanes to take exit 45 toward Cleveland/I-69/U.S. 59. Afterwards, keep left at the fork to continue toward State Hwy 288 S, and keep left at the fork, follow signs for Texas 288 S/U.S. 59 S/Victoria/Lake Jackson. Next continue onto State Hwy 288 S, and use the right 2 lanes to merge onto I-69/US-59 S toward Victoria. Then keep right to continue on Exit 125 A, follow signs for Weslayan Rd and merge onto SW Freeway Service Rd/Southwest Fwy. After that follow SW Freeway Service Rd/Southwest Fwy and Timmons Ln to your destination, and merge onto SW Freeway Service Rd/Southwest Fwy. At this point turn right onto Timmons Ln, and turn right onto Colquitt St. Finally, turn right, and First Defense Insulation will be on the left.

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