Your Attic Insulation Removal Specialists in the Phoenix Metro Area

Are you planning on insulating your attic with blown-in fiberglass or cellulose? You’ll need to have the old insulation removed first in some cases. This is a time-consuming process that, while possible to perform as a DIY project, is best left to professionals. 

Ideal Air Conditioning and Insulation has all of your insulation needs covered. We handle the installation and removal of attic insulation, including old fiberglass batting as well as blown-in fiberglass and cellulose. Don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss your concerns and let our Phoenix, AZ, attic insulation removal experts provide the hassle-free solutions you’re looking for.

Contact us today to set up an appointment with our Phoenix, AZ, attic insulation removal team—and start enjoying a healthier and more comfortable indoor environment in no time.

Why Should You Remove Old Attic Insulation?


Old insulation can begin to underperform due to moisture, dirt, or other contaminants or debris building up in the attic. Oftentimes, we see critters, rats and mice building nest tunnels in the attic in order for them to keep comfortable. Obviously, this is a health hazard and will negatively impact the indoor air quality of a home, so it’s always best to have a professional handle the insulation removal once the pest issue is under control.

If your insulation is damaged, you will also need to get rid of old insulation if you are planning on adding new insulation especially if contaminants like rodents, rodent droppings or moisture / mold are present. It might seem like your old, existing insulation can provide an additional layer and complement the new material, but it can actually affect the comfort and indoor air quality through your home.


If you’re thinking about remodeling your home and would like to get rid of any dropped soffit areas or raise the ceilings of the kitchen, hallway or bathroom in your home, you are probably going to need to remove the insulation in your attic so you don’t have a giant mess on your hands when the drywall is removed. At this time, we can also address the ducts and ensure proper air distribution throughout your home.

Air Sealing:

Starting with a clean attic space by having all of the insulation removed in your attic will allow us to air seal all of the attic penetrations and create a much tighter building envelope for your home. Air sealing your attic will improve the indoor air quality of your home, increase comfort, reduce humidity, and balance the temperatures throughout each room by allowing the insulation to perform at its full intended R-value.

Why Should I Remove Misaligned Fiberglass Batts?

In order for insulation to function at its full intended R-value, the insulation must be in continuous contact with another surface, such as the drywall or air barrier. Fiberglass batting generally comes in rectangular shapes intended to fit in between the rafters located in your attic. However, most attics have irregular forms, such as CAN lights, wiring, two by fours and other items essential to the construction of your home. So, if your attic has fiberglass batting that is misaligned, it’s important that the misaligned batting is removed in order to get full insulation alignment, full R-value and proper insulation performance.

The quality of the installation of the insulation in your attic will have an impact on your home’s comfort and utility energy bills. Gaps and voids in your attic insulation will create poor air circulation in your home and decrease your home’s comfort, which will cause your AC and heating system to work much harder than it needs to in order to compensate for the temperature fluctuations in your attic space. The best and most cost effective way to address this issue is to just remove all of the misaligned fiberglass batting and start fresh to ensure full insulation alignment and increase the effective R-value of your home’s insulation!

What to Expect From Our Phoenix Attic Insulation Removal Solutions

There are several concerns to deal with during attic insulation removal. We will need to take into account the roof pitch, accessing the eaves and tight spaces to remove the insulation, and knowing where to step so there aren’t any unnecessary accidents. This is why it’s safer and more efficient to enlist the help of a Phoenix, AZ, insulation professional when removing old attic insulation.

The timeframe for removal will depend on the width and depth of your attic. DIY attic insulation removal can take anywhere from a full day to a few days to complete. Leave the heavy-duty work to us. Our professionals have the tools and the knowledge to safely remove your old insulation and have your attic ready for new material.

We will also take care of disposing of the old insulation for you. Old attic insulation is considered hazardous building material and will need to be disposed of appropriately.

Choose Ideal Air Conditioning and Insulation for Smart and Efficient Attic Insulation Removal in the Phoenix Metro Area

We know how stressful it can be to undertake any major home improvement project. With attic insulation removal, the process can be tricky and time-consuming. Avoid the hassle by working with our Phoenix, AZ, insulation specialists for peace of mind. We will take the time to explain the job, address any questions, and ensure that your home is geared to deliver total indoor comfort for years to come.

Get more information about the attic insulation removal process and work with experts who can safely get the job done. Call Ideal Air Conditioning and Insulation today to discuss your attic insulation removal needs in Phoenix, AZ, or the surrounding metro area.

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