SW Missouri Attic Insulation & Restoration Services
New Attic Insulation
When wildlife animals get comfortable in your attic, they are almost certainly making a mess of the insulation. One of the easiest ways to make insulation a great investment in your attic is to make sure it's properly installed. Did you know the restoration of insulation in your attic is actually one of the simplest places to do so in your home? It is even easier to simply add to your existing insulation ("cap"), but this isn't always possible if you have had a wildlife problem in your attic.
There's a good chance that you need to add insulation because the average home's insulation level is below the government standard.
Our Animal Entry Inspections by a certified Critter Control of SW Missouri team member will allow us to determine your insulation level and let you know if it'd be prudent to add additional insulation. The average amount of insulation (10–14 inches) is an R-value of about 40. The R-value represents how efficient your insulation is.
Many insulation materials are notoriously hard and/or dangerous to handle, but Critter Control of SW Missouri's trained experts are certified to handle these dangerous materials, so allow us to handle these issues for you. We can remove old and soiled insulation.
Attention: If you think you have vermiculite insulation in your attic, there's a chance it could contain asbestos. Don't disturb it. Only attic insulation contractors certified to handle and remove asbestos should deal with vermiculite insulation.
Restoring & Repairing Attics/Chimney Repair Services
Animal problems in the attic can come in the form of chewed wires, contaminated insulation, wildlife nests in the attic, droppings in the attic (which can lead to stains, odors and parasites), & more. Mice in the attic, bats in the attic or various other visitors are notorious for bringing these pests in.
Ask our Wildlife Management Specialists to inspect your attic and treat for these critters after your problem animal has been removed. Getting rid of animals in the attic is paramount to keeping parasites and insects out of your home.
And what about the droppings these critters leave in your attic? Wildlife feces can lead to contaminated attic insulation and reduced “R” values, which affect the heating and cooling of your home. Learn more about Critter Control of SW Missouri's wildlife dropping removal services.
Some of these wildlife critters cause problems to your chimney as well and require professional chimney repair. For all of your attic insulation tips, attic repair, attic restoration and chimney repair needs, call Critter Control of SW Missouri today.
Signs of Wildlife in Your Attic:
- Droppings and/or urine
- Entry damage
- Unusual sounds
- Nests made of paper and leaves
T.A.P. Pest Control Insulation Installation
When your home needs new or additional insulation, why not take care of two problems at once? T.A.P. is a revolutionary new type of green insulation made from recycled paper that has a borate-based pest control in the insulation. T.A.P. is not only one of the best insulation materials on the market for every category, but it also controls unwanted attic pests like ants, cockroaches, and termites.
When the experts at Critter Control of SW Missouri install your T.A.P. pest control insulation, will start your installation with an inspection of your attic. This will allow us to determine the current state of your insulation, look at any heat sources or ventilation we need to plan for, and answer any questions about the process. When it's installation day, we will start by protecting your floors before we bring the hose in. We will take the hose into your attic and begin blowing the insulation in.
We have attic measuring sticks that show us how much insulation we need to achieve the best r-value, and protective measures we will place over any vent or openings. When the insulation is in, we will tidy the area. The installation is a pretty clean process, but if there is any leftover dust, it's easily wiped with a wet cloth. You will then receive a card with your attic's new r-value and all the information you need to apply for energy-saving rebates.