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How Do You Know If Your Fiberglass Insulation Need To Be Replaced?

by Terry Fernandez

Fiberglass insulation is pretty long-lasting. It can certainly last for decades if conditions are right and it is not exposed to harsh elements. But fiberglass insulation is not impervious to damage, and it does not last forever. If you have this type of insulation in your attic or crawlspace, you should be aware of the following signs that it needs to be replaced. 

It's compacted.

Fiberglass insulation is meant to be light and fluffy. It's actually the air that gets trapped between the fibers that allows the insulation to hold in heat so effectively. If your insulation becomes compacted, it won't do its job as well. 

Fiberglass insulation can become compacted when someone walks on it or steps on it. It can also become compacted if you set boxes, furniture, or other items on top of it. If you know how thick your insulation was when it was installed, you can measure its thickness to see whether it has since become compacted. If it is significantly thinner, that's a sign you should replace it. If you don't know how thick the insulation was initially, you'll just have to use your best judgment. If it does not look fluffy and light, it has probably been compacted.

It's discolored.

Most fiberglass insulation is light pink. Sometimes it can be light green or off-white. In any event, fiberglass insulation is made in light colors for a reason. You can easily tell if the insulation is growing mold because you'll see the dark color of the mold. So, if your insulation has black or brown patches or streaks, it is moldy. This moldy insulation should absolutely be replaced, not only because the mold makes it less effective, but also because mold is a common allergen you don't want in your home.

It's damp.

Fiberglass insulation in the attic can easily become damp if you have a roof leak, or if water comes in through a vent during a storm. You should not leave damp insulation in place. While you might figure it will dry out on its own, this is unlikely to happen before mold grows and before the insulation becomes compacted. Replace it now, and you can likely avoid having to deal with mold growth.

If you notice one or more of the problems above, then your fiberglass insulation probably needs to be replaced. The good news is that this sort of insulation is relatively affordable and easy to install. Contact a local fiberglass insulation replacement service to learn more.