If installed incorrectly insulation can trap moisture into your roof space. This can cause problems with condensation and cause damage to your ceiling and electrical. It is extremely important that your insulation contractor has extensive experience installing Australian products in Western Australian homes.
Old insulation poses several hazards to your home and family. Hazards range from health and well-being to fire safety and structural problems. The main health hazards are caused from old manufacturing methods which utilised a complex mixture of chemicals. Primary ingredients were ground newspapers and boron compounds including boric acid and borax.
There is a high possibility that the insulation that is currently in your roof space could be harming your family. Old manufacturing processes of cellulose insulation, blow-in insulation, loose-fill insulation and Cool or Cosy included the use of dangerous chemicals such as formaldehyde, chlorine, lead, iron compounds, sulfur compounds, cadmium, nitric oxide and methane.