While a lot of people talk about adding more insulation, not many consider the advantages of replacing old insulation. The key problem here is that insulation products don’t last forever. If they are also damaged by the elements in the event that your roof or siding was damaged in a storm, the damage can just get worse over time, and the insulation will fail to perform at an optimal level of efficiency.
The benefits of adding new insulation – especially when you just bought your home and you don’t know exactly what its history was – can be manifold:
- You’ll take all unknowns out of the equation and start with a clean slate. Your new insulation will perform optimally, and you’ll know exactly when you installed it and when you should expect to have to replace it again.
- New insulation will naturally perform better than older products, not only because it’s new, but also because modern manufacturing methods are superior even to those from up to a decade ago.
- Installing new insulation is not an overly difficult or costly process, but it can add considerable value to your home. If you plan to sell it, then being able to prove that you just replaced the insulation in some of your home’s main areas can help you get a much better price. It’s not really a DIY kind of job, so getting someone experienced in roofing commerce MI homes is recommended.