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Question by  ProTech2000 (10)

How do you remove blown-in insulation from your attic?

Which is better, blown-in or roll out?


Answer by  Anonymous

Blown-in is best for saving money on heating. It should only be used in spaces where you NEVER intend to remove it. So don't use it if you have a home with lath/plaster or knob/tube wiring. Someone will have to remove it for upgrades, think about the future. Cheers.


Answer by  ladybud (1069)

Tool rental place's rent out giant Sweeper's some with bag's some with out,suck it out like it was blown in.Rolled is the best for ease of use and removal.Blown insulation can be more effective in insulating but it's harder to remove.Both have pro's and con's.


Answer by  Spazman667 (259)

Removing blown-in insulation is a simple task of hard labor. The job is often done by hand and shoveling the insulation into a bag that can be stored for later reuse or can be thrown away with the garbage but the job just takes time and effort to complete.


Answer by  randjdona (22)

First off have a asbestos inspector sample it to make sure it don't contain asbestos,Then use a wisk broom and dust pan to get the bulk of the material out.Then use a good shop vac to get the remainder of the material out of the cracks and uder the roof trusses

Reply by Racerx (1):
Why would you use a broom and dust pan. Rent the same machine used to blow insulation in and reverse the process and make sure not to have the unit outside.  add a comment

Answer by  Anonymous

Shovel and shop vac, dust mask and gloves. Put what you took out in boxes or paper garbage bags and build an insulating barrier around your AC ducts. Blown in=perpetual dust problem. Never again. We hates it, we hates it, we hates it forever!


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Blow in insulation is actually the expert's number one choice. Therefore, blow in insulation is definitely better and recommended for installation. To remove the installation, it is a very difficult process which should be left for the professional. Contact the nearest professional and see what they can do for you.


Answer by  MattCoops (28)

You can scoop the insulation into large trash bags or use a heavy duty shop vac. Be sure to wear gloves and a respirator as the insulation will irritate skin and can cause sickness if inhaled.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

There is really no reason to remove it and blown in is much better than roll out roll out lays over things and leaves cold air pockets blown in fills the holes so the cold air cannot get in and cause the heating bills to go up any higher with the economy.


Answer by  ruffy (1117)

i thinking that the blown in is better because the home v homes guys used blown all the time on his show and hes good


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

This was one of the worst jobs I ever did. Wear a mask, take off the dry wall or make a hole in the dry wall and vacumn it out with a commercial vacumn you will need to rent. I would never put in blown in insulation only the roll out. It's easier to handle.

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