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Removing old insulation from a building can be a Herculean project. If you are a building contractor who needs to strip a home or other building of dated insulation, beware that it could drag you into spending more time and money than you were planning on. You may find yourself devoting an outsize amount of resources to just one aspect of a bigger project, only to detract from your bottom line.

Insulation Removal

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Using insulation removal equipment can save you both time and money, enabling you to proceed to other aspects of the project. And as everyone knows, quick turnover of projects can lead to bigger profits. If you find yourself having to remove old insulation frequently, consider buying insulation removal equipment to save yourself headaches and increase your efficiency.

Insulation removal is one area where other contractors may cut corners, trying to save themselves time and money. Slapdash insulation removal is a recipe for disaster. The construction industry is full of horror stories involving poorly-executed insulation removal.

Some building contractors and homeowners decide to save money by keeping old insulation in place. Of course, there is money to be saved by skipping the insulation-removal process and not having to shell out for new insulation. However, many people discover later that the old insulation is not up to par. They are then stuck with higher-than-necessary air conditioning and heating bills that can ultimately cancel out any savings the homeowner may have accrued by leaving old insulation in place. Besides that, removing and replacing insulation after a home has already been remodeled can cost a fortune. It’s far better to take the leap while the remodeling project is underway.

Some homeowners may decide to remove old insulation on their own. However, if they lack experience with and knowledge about insulation materials, they could be opening a Pandora’s box. For one thing, for homes built before 1975, asbestos was a highly popular insulation material. Exposure to asbestos could result in serious illnesses such as asbestosis, mesothelioma, pneumoconiosis, interstitial fibrosis, and lung cancer.

Having a skilled and experienced building contractor do insulation removal, using proper insulation removal equipment, is often the best solution. Contractors are trained to get the job done without exposing anybody to dangerous chemicals. The contractor can use a turnkey insulation removal vacuum system to remove rock wool, cellulose, and fiberglass insulation. A job worth doing is a job worth doing right. Don’t skimp on insulation removal in your building projects.