How to Upgrade or Replace Attic Insulation in Broward County, FL

Owning a home is a major financial investment and comes with great responsibility. Many people focus on the fun aspects of home ownership such as choosing paint colors and cabinets, but there are other important maintenance tasks that need to be addressed. One of these is replacing or upgrading attic insulation.

Current home construction best practices generally indicate an R-30 to R-38 for attic insulation


In order to maximize energy efficiency and protect items stored in the attic, it is important to understand when and how to replace or upgrade attic insulation. The Florida Building Code identifies two distinct “climate zones”. The type of insulation used and the amount of insulation needed will depend on the climate zone in which the home is located. Before installing new insulation, old material must be professionally removed.

This requires specialized equipment with HEPA filters for the safe removal of insulation. RetroPro770 makes it possible to eliminate attic insulation, both for traditional insulation and for internal insulation. The choice of insulation depends on the space available, the apparent density of the materials, ease of access to the space, budget, and whether a new house is being built or an existing one is being improved. Fix any problems before installing new insulation for maximum efficiency.

The Federal Trade Commission has a standard (Title 16, Business Practices, Part 460, Labeling and Advertising of Home Insulation) designed to protect consumers from misleading advertising and improper installation. Properly installed attic insulation can help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter while minimizing drafts and noise pollution. Fiberglass block insulation is an excellent option for attics and other areas where insulation is needed. Before installation, ensure that the roof or walls can support the additional weight derived from the additional insulation.

Removing old attic insulation before adding new insulation will make it easier for you to properly install new insulating materials. Koala Insulation, of Fort Lauderdale, can quickly and safely remove old insulation and then perform a thorough inspection. To achieve optimal insulation, adequate insulation must be installed on top and over roof beams or wall studs. Solving any problems before installing new insulation will be much more efficient and will save energy in the future.

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