In fact, Cellulose fiber removal has always been difficult to remove as we have always had to do this manually. The removal of old cellulose fiber insulation, unfortunately, gets very difficult when water has been absorbed by the insulation.
Removal is affected as the insulation sometimes forms hard chunks and can’t be vacuumed out of the roof. The removal process would be changed to breaking the solid sections down and removing them in smaller pieces.
Cellulose Fiber Removal in Roofs
In fact, many homes in the Cape the wind and moisture are a big factor for cellulose fiber removal. Some roofs allow a substantial amount of wind to blow through and because cellulose is a loose-fill type insulation it can be blown around in the ceiling and this is a common reason for cellulose fiber removal.
Where roofs are damaged or cornice peaces have pulled away from the wall the dust falls down and cellulose fiber removal is then an option.. Some clients have realized that as the cellulose fiber ages it loses a lot of it fire retardant chemicals and this can become a problem.
Because Cellulose fiber is a fine dust like paper, in roofs that tend to have leaks the leak is not easily detected as the paper absorbs the water and the insulation can become very heavy. Wet paper on a ceiling can cause mold.
In recent years cellulose installers have been fitting tapered cones over down lights to prevent the dust from blowing onto the down lights and this has been a good change in the installation process.
A few years ago installers of cellulose fiber would have covered the entire ceiling area. As homeowners fitted down lights they were not aware of the hazards of the paper over the down lights.
As we know some down-lights can reach temperatures of 270 deg up to 320 deg. Even the roll form insulation’s need to have a breathing hole over the down lights.
Roof Insulation Western Cape remove old insulation as well as install all types of insulation. Isotherm as well as Think Pink Aerolite are just two of the Insulation products that we keep in stock.