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Why Is My Insulation Wet?

April showers bring May flowers…and also possible home damage. Unfortunately, moisture infiltration can cause damage to your foundation, siding and even insulation. Ensuring your insulation performs optimally means not only having the right amount installed but also making sure it stays in good condition.

This means it can’t be wet or otherwise ruined. But how does insulation get wet, and what can you do if you discover that yours is? Keep reading to learn more!

Causes of Wet Insulation

Here in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas in Minnesota, we experience all types of weather, from muggy and hot to rainy and wet! It’s important to make sure your insulation stays dry. There are several different ways your insulation can get wet, including:

  • Leaks from the roof and/or plumbing pipes
  • Ground moisture (basement and crawl space insulation)
  • Air infiltration from windows, doors, gaps in siding, etc.
  • Mold (spores can enter through air infiltration)
  • Snow (it can be blown into the attic through a vent)

What Should I Do with Wet Insulation?

Should wet insulation be replaced? Is wet insulation completely ruined? These are questions many homeowners have. Enough moisture can ruin insulation materials; wet insulation should be removed and replaced. If your insulation is merely a little damp, removal may not be worth it. It’s best to have a professional take a look. There are times when new insulation can be added over old layers, but moldy, wet or otherwise damaged insulation should be removed.

Contact Metro Home Insulation to learn more or to schedule insulation removal and replacement for your home!

Products We Install
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Fiberglass

We install blown and batt fiberglass in homes and buildings.

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Cellulose

Environmentally friendly and effective, cellulose works well in homes and buildings.

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Spray Foam

Our team installs energy-efficient spray foam insulation to keep homes and buildings more comfortable.

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Waterproofing

Help prevent mold and moisture infiltration in homes you build with our waterproofing services.

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Insulation Removal

Metro Home Insulation provides home insulation removal services.

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Air Sealing

We include air sealing in our insulation projects to help maximize your energy efficiency.

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