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A home or building with insulation flaws comes at a cost. Whether issues arose during the installation process or it has worn over time, it’s important to address insulation flaws as soon as they appear. At Bradley Mechanical, we’ve worked hard to build a team of professional and certified insulation experts. For over 50 years, we’ve provided effective and immediate solutions to address our local customer’s insulation issues.

Common Insulation Flaws We Look For

If you’re having issues keeping your home or building insulated, no matter the weather, it could be due to one of the following insulation issues:

  1. Inadequate insulation installation. If the insulation in your home or building was improperly installed, including missing sections, uneven distribution, or the wrong material used, it impacts your energy efficiency and comfort.
  2. Pest infestation. Birds, bats, mice, raccoons, spiders, and many more little critters can find their way into your attic and burrow in the insulation, especially during the cooler months. This can quickly lead to insulation issues, high energy bills, and further pest infestation in other areas of your home.
  3. Fire damage. If a house or building experienced a fire, no matter the scale, there’s a chance it impacted the insulation. Insulation is highly flammable, making it one of the first materials to catch fire if exposed.
  4. Water damage. We often see water damage to insulation in areas with high moisture, like bathrooms and basements. If insulation isn’t installed correctly, it can lead to leaks and major water damage over time.
  5. Wind washing. If wind-driven air moves through your insulation from your HVAC system or exposure to outdoor elements, it can strip the insulation of its heat properties, lowering its overall value.
  6. Air leakage. When insulation is installed unevenly, it’s easy for air to leak through and cause drafts, hot and cold rooms and other uncomfortable issues.
  7. Compression or displacement. On the other hand, if insulation is compressed too tightly by storage boxes, furniture or other large objects up against your exposed insulation, it becomes ineffective.

We like to think of insulation as a thermal blanket surrounding your home to keep you warm during the winter and cool in the summer. If there are flaws in that blanket, hot and cold air can easily escape and enter as it pleases. These issues are also not always noticeable or shrugged off as a common draft. However, if insulation flaws go unattended, they can worsen over time and make your house more uncomfortable. These deficiencies potentially lead to dangerous threats to its structure, including fires and water leaks.

We often see these common insulation flaws in older homes as well as new construction or buildings recently renovated without the help of a professional. Having a trained and certified expert install your insulation means avoiding these common problems and enjoying evenly distributed comfort.

Roof insulation with gaps and debris

Quality Insulation by the Professionals

Insulation is rated in “R-values.” A single pane of glass provides little insulation, making it an R1. The higher the R-value, the more the insulation resists the flow of heat from warm to cold. We don’t expect our customers to know the wide ranges of R-values or which option best suits them. Our team will help you understand your options and what we would recommend for your unique situation and budget.

If you think there may be a problem with your current insulation, give Bradley Mechanical a call. We provide comprehensive installation services that use the best materials to create effective insulation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can you find summer insulation in the house?

In the summer, insulation stops heat from entering the home, keeping your space cool and comfortable. Insulation is most often found behind drywall and attics, acting as a protective layer around the building.

How can insulation help control moisture?

Insulation can help control moisture levels in high-humidity areas like your bathroom and kitchen. Some insulation materials even feature vapor diffusion qualities, so it’s important to share your concerns and explore your options with your insulation installation expert.

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