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Old 10-03-2010, 06:06 PM
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Hi everyone,

My husband and I are going to be closing on our first house soon- a 67 year old cape in Poestenkill. We were told during the structural inspection that the attic has a couple inches of vermiculite insulation up there. The vermiculite is:

a. A potential health hazard and therefore will affect resale
b. Not nearly as effective as some of today's insulation products and
c. Currently covering our soffit vents, which also hinders the attic ventilation

In an ideal world, we would love to get it all removed and replaced with fiberglass. But, we have asked around and no one seems to know who handles that kind of thing in the Albany area. So I came here, wondering if anyone here has had it done? Any names you'd like to drop?

Does anyone here have any idea what it would even cost for such a thing? I have heard it is expensive!

If we don't get it removed, our alternative would be to at least clear the soffit vents and lay fiberglass over the vermiculite. But, I don't know if contractors would even be willing to work up there, given the potential exposure to asbestos.

Any advice or referrals would be very much appreciated!
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Old 12-28-2020, 10:32 PM
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Hi I’ve always used Albany Asbestos.

They were great and a lot of help

There website is [url]www.Albanyasbestos.com[/url]
There contact is +1 (518) 964-2081

We needed extensive testing done in our single Family home. We were initially over our head with the whole asbestos removal process. Thankfully we found Albany asbestos for testing and i can’t think of the removal company that removed the asbestos after the testing was done but if I can remember i will post.

Additionally for mold we used Albany Mold
There info is
+1 (800) 727-0806

We uses them for an mold assessment. Their assessors were great and were able to formulate a need ventilation plan that saved us a lot of money.

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