ATTIC CEILING INSULATION - DO IT YOURSELF OR HIRE A PRO?

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There's no single best material for attic ceiling insulation. Avoid foam insulation because you do not want a vapor barrier between your attic and your living space. The key is to choose a material that gives you the highest overall R value possible.

If your attic currently has vermiculite insulation, you need to be very careful. Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that expands into a lightweight material when heated (kind of like popcorn). Unfortunately, one of the main vermiculite mines in the US until 1990 was found to have a natural asbestos deposit in the same mine, which means vermiculite insulation installed in North America before or during 1990 may be contaminated with asbestos, an extremely toxic fiber. Although this mine was shut down I still don't recommend vermiculite - asbestos might be found in some other vermiculite mine later, and vermiculite has a lower R-value than most other materials.

If you do have vermiculite installed, leave it alone, or hire someone to test it for asbestos contamination before you replace it or even disturb it. If it does contain asbestos it is safe if undisturbed, but to remove it you'll need to hire people who specialize in asbestos removal.

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ATTIC CLEANING

We offer the best eco-friendly attic cleanup, restoration and animal removal services in the Bay area. We are ready to answer your call and schedule a no-obligation attic inspection at your convenience

ATTIC INSULATION

New insulation can be installed on top of old insulation in some cases, but there are times when insulation should be removed completely before replacement. An insulation professional will be able to assess your insulation and determine whether or not it needs to be removed.

RODENT PROOFING

Everyone knows the dangers posed by rodents and other animals that want to make your home theirs. At Atticprofessional, we know that regular maintenance and prevention is key to keeping these pests out of your property.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

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