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Adding New Insulation Over Your Old Insulation

Installing new insulation is a great way to help reduce your energy bills and your carbon footprint. Many people have insulation in their attic, basement or walls, but extra insulation can help better insulate their homes. If your current insulation is damaged, replacing it is crucial.

In this blog, the professional insulation contractors at Installed Building Products Tulsa discuss the benefits of retrofit insulation and when insulation should be covered or removed completely.

If you think retrofitting your home’s insulation is the right choice, contact us for more information or to schedule your service.

How To Tell if You Need New Insulation

Technician kneeling on floor of unfinished space, wearing face mask, installing yellow batt fiberglass insulation.

Most modern insulation installations can last for decades. But older insulation can break down over time, and the elements can damage your insulation and render it ineffective.

You might need to re-insulate your home if:

  • Your home is older and not insulated properly.
  • Your insulation is damaged.
  • Your home is drafty or has uneven temperatures from room to room.
  • Your energy bills are increasing over time.

If you notice any of these issues, contact your local insulation contractor. An expert can look at your home’s insulation to determine if it needs to be replaced.

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When To Completely Remove Your Old Insulation

In most of the aforementioned situations, you can simply add new insulation over the existing insulation. However, there are some cases where it’s essential to totally remove the old insulation before installing new materials.

Insulation removal is required if the old insulation in your home is wet, moldy or infested with pests.

IBP Tulsa’s Retrofitting Process

If you need new home insulation services, we’ll get started right away by walking you through your insulation material options. Our contractors can inspect your current insulation to see if it makes sense to add the new material on top.

Then, we’ll set a timeline for the installation and get to work ASAP. If needed, we can handle insulation removal, taking out any old or damaged insulation before we begin the re-insulation process.

You’ll enjoy energy savings, more consistent home temperatures and possibly even noise reduction once the new insulation installation is complete.

Call IBP Tulsa at 918-518-0750 to learn more about the re-insulation process.

Residential Insulation

We offer a wide assortment of insulation products to suit your specific needs.

Commercial Insulation

We insulate metal buildings, warehouses and other commercial properties.


No matter your gutter needs, the IBP Tulsa team has you covered.

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