Iowa’s Trusted Source for Insulation Restoration
If you’ve had hail or extreme weather in the past, make sure to look BELOW your roof. It can save you a huge headache down the road.
Water damage is one of the worst disasters that can affect your property and can lead to long-term issues if it isn’t dealt with immediately with poor indoor air quality. Don’t let the aftermath of water damage take control of your life.
If you’re dealing with mold on your ceiling, a drip here and drip there coming from the roof, contact the experts at Service Legends to schedule your free whole-home evaluation. We’ve dealt with roof water damage issues great and small and will help you win back control of the situation. Our proven processes executed by a highly certified team will ensure your property and lives return to normal.
Perhaps a blessing in disguise, adding or replacing the insulation in your home’s attic is one of the lowest-cost options for improving your home’s energy efficiency; it puts less strain on your AC and furnace, makes your home more comfortable, and can save you up to 20% on your energy bill.
Is Your Home Under Insulated?
Let our team of experts inspect your attic. Our Home Comfort Heroes inspect for thorough insulation in attics, and test for energy loss due to weak insulation and radiant heat from your roof. If your home is under-insulated, adding insulation could quickly pay for itself and help you save money for years to come.
Make sure you look inside your attic for damage! Check your shingles, gutters, solar fans, and roof vents – anything on or part of your roof. If you have a leak in your roof, it could be causing damage in the attic or throughout the rest of your house. Make sure you look inside your attic for wet insulation or damage.
Call Service Legends for your Free Home Energy Efficiency Inspection today and learn how much you could save.
What to do if there is insulation damage?
If you do find any damage inside, give us a call at 515-657-6634! Storm damage doesn’t have to cost a fortune to fix. However, it does require your attention.
Our Home Comfort Heroes can come in and remove and replace wet or damaged insulation. We’ll make sure everything is dry inside, seal off air leakages and double-check for any mold.
Don't Ignore a Leaky Roof
Wet insulation is inefficient — but more immediately, it can be a hidden risk. When a roof leak leads to saturated insulation, that insulation almost always needs to be replaced.
Wet Insulation Is Bad for Your Roof, Your Home, and Your Family
Insulation sits just below the roof’s membrane. When a leak allows water to seep in through the outer membrane and saturate the insulation below, that moisture can deteriorate the roof on multiple fronts.
- Wet insulation increases the burden on the building itself and, over time, can lead to warping and other structural damage.
- Wet insulation means trapped moisture that will slowly degrade the entire roofing system, from the decking to the building itself.
- Trapped moisture encourages corrosion of roofing fasteners and rusting of steel studs and wall ties, which reduce wind-uplift ratings.
- Moisture trapped inside of insulation is a breeding ground for mold and bacteria.
R-Value and the Loss of Efficiency
Wet insulation conducts energy instead of repelling it. When insulation is doing the opposite of what it’s supposed to do, heating costs are higher in the winter and AC bills go up in the summer.
A good way to assess the effectiveness of insulation is by measuring its “R-Value”, which gauges thermal resistance. Substances with a higher R-Value are better at resisting heat transfer.
When insulation becomes saturated, it can lose up to 40% of its R-Value, which can spell significantly higher energy bills for the building’s owner.
How Different Types of Insulation Handle Water
Whether a leak requires a $300 repair or a $10,000 repair has a lot to do with the type of insulation. Wood fiber insulation, for example, can soak up surrounding water and compromise a wide area of a roof. Isocyanurate, in certain cases, can be exposed to dry-out and put back in place.
Homeowners should pay close attention to whether their insulation material is open cell or closed cell.
- Open-cell foam insulation contains tiny cells that are not completely closed. It is relatively economical, contains only trace chemicals, and acts as an excellent air barrier. It is good for interior use and is often found in walls between rooms because of its sound-reduction qualities. It is not, however, sufficient for outdoor applications. It looks similar to a sponge — and it acts like one, too, drawing in and retaining water.
- Closed-cell foam insulation is much denser than open-cell insulation and has a smaller, more compact structure. It provides an excellent barrier to both air and water, which makes it a favorite among roofers and other contractors who need insulation that can stand up to the elements.
Water can turn your insulation into a costly issue – it can hide and remain there for an extended period of time, slowly deteriorating the surrounding infrastructure. Every roof’s insulation requirements are different, but one thing is almost always certain in the case of a newly discovered leak — wet insulation needs to be addressed immediately before it causes more damage.
Don't Wait to Insulate.
If you need insulation restoration – now is the perfect time to insulate. You can reduce your energy bills with premium insulation and get $250 off.
KEEPING YOUR HOME SNUG & COMFY ALL YEAR ROUND
Our insulation professionals at Service Legends can help you improve your home’s air quality and comfort all year round. Our rigorous diagnostic and repair process start off with:
- Evaluation to assess how effectively heat moves around your home, from roof to floor.
- We examine your windows and walls for any cracks where air could escape or enter your home.
- Conduct an analysis of your attic insulation for its depth and R-value.
- All throughout the inspection, we take plenty of notes and pictures regarding your attic’s passive and attic ventilation systems.
- Finally, we put together a list of options that could help you save 20% or more on your annual heating and cooling bill.
FINANCING OPTIONS AVAILABLE
With financing options, you don’t need to worry! We understand a healthy home with insulation is a big and important investment to your home. With approved credit, we offer flexible payment plans and a variety of financing options to allow you to buy today and pay over time.
Reduce your energy bills with premium insulation and get $250 off!