HOW TO REMOVE BLOWN-IN INSULATION FROM ATTIC

QUESTION FROM BRIAN FROM VAN WERT, OHIO:

what is the best way to remove blown in insulation from an attic?  

ANSWER FROM THE INSULATION DOCTOR:

Hello, The only system I am familiar with is the use of a Meyers removal machine. This machine is similar to a commercial leaf blower but rather than being a blower it is a vacuum accompanied with a 6" hose. These machines are available for rent from some insulation contractors or the contractors themselves use them to remove the blown-in insulation. You will also need to obtain cloth 8' bags to put the removed insulation into. The bags end up to be 8' x 4' when filled and will have to be transported by truck. If this removal is a result of contaminated insulation such as animals in your attic you may be able to have you insurance company pay for the removal of the insulation by a local contractor. If you are interested in purchasing a removal machine they run about $3500 and the company that sells them I believe is located in Chicago. Hope this helps you. Bruce Jone