Insulation is cheap. Mold damage remediation is not cheap. It can be
very expensive, especially when you go to sell the house, as you may
have to disclose any mold damage to the structure.
If it's mold, you need it gone quickly. Is the $20 in new insulation
really worth the risk?
The issue you need to know is why was there mold and are you fixing it.
The mold there wont hurt anything it is sealed in. But you must stop the
moisture, perhaps a Moisture Barrier of plastic sheet. Replace it if
its poorly done, then you can get a slightly higher R type.
- posted on March 6, 2006, 3:40 pm
it's mold. is the roof also leaking into the upper wall? see mold and
remodeling info at: