How Often Should I Replace Home Insulation In BC?

by May 8, 2024Batt, Spray Foam0 comments


How often should I replace home insulation in BC is a question we get frequently at HD Horne. Of course, the insulation does not last forever. Eventually, you’ll need to replace.

The answer depends on the type of insulation you use and the environment. Here we’ll discuss different types of insulation and how long they last.

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation can last a lifetime and sometimes longer. That means anything from 80 to 100 years—literally, your whole life. This is a permanent solution so going with the right spray foam insulation company in BC goes a long way.

Spray foam insulation is one of the most durable, reliable, and cost-effective home insulating materials. It provides superior protection by sealing every crevice, allowing for maximum efficiency. Ideal for the BC climate.

The secret to this long service life is its water and mould resistance. No organism feeds on it and it simply does not degrade. Since it expands after application, it takes up all the space and does not move around.

Unless you have construction activities that damage the foam, you don’t have to worry about replacing it. However, you’re going to need an experienced pro to do the spray foam application.

Batt Insulation

Batt insulation or fibreglass is another insulation material. It’s popular among homeowners for its affordability and ease of installation in a home.

Batt insulation usually lasts from 70 to 90 years. However, it can degrade and start to sag or settle after 10 to 15 years when exposed to moisture (an important factor in BC) or pests. It is essential to have proper inspection and maintenance done to ensure the insulation lasts as long as possible.

How often you should replace batt insulation in your home depends on the maintenance and care you provide your home. If yours is over a decade old, contact an insulation professional for inspections and energy audits.

Obviously, insulation projects for your home should be done by a licensed home insulation contractor. Contact us today to learn more.

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