You wake up in the morning to a glacial bedroom despite the fact that you’ve been running your furnace all night long and tiptoe to the bathroom for a warm shower. Your kitchen is toasty warm when you’re done with that, and you can feel your freshly clean skin begin to sweat while you put your breakfast together. You eat, and then it’s back to the icy fortress that is your bedroom to pick out the day’s ensemble. If this constant battle of the interior temperatures sounds all too familiar, then you’re probably dealing with uneven temperatures between the rooms in your home.
Here in Northern Colorado, the outdoor temperatures fluctuate enough; the last thing you need is the interior of your home to cause you the same stress, especially if it’s as simple a fix as replacing the insulation in your home’s attic. Keep reading to learn about five signs that you need to install or replace insulation in your attic from the roofing experts at Schroeder, and trust us with your insulation service needs.
Five Signs To Install/Replace Attic Insulation
Poorly installed, dated, or no insulation will result in a home that cannot regulate its own interior temperature. Instead of maintaining a constant and comfortable temperature as it is meant to, your home’s heating and cooling system must compete with the hot or cold air getting in from outside, correcting temperatures instead of maintaining them. Temperature fluctuations include uneven temperatures between rooms, drafts, cold walls, etc.
High Energy Bills
As you can probably imagine, the extra effort put in by your heating and cooling systems eventually comes out of your own pocket. If you have higher than average energy bills or have watched them creep up and up, you may have outdated or lacking attic insulation to blame. Without the proper insulation in the attic, a home’s interior temperatures can escape upward, and exterior temperatures can seep in, causing all kinds of havoc on your systems, which ultimately costs you more and more money.
Ice dams form on roofs when the snow fails to melt and flow off the roof properly. Instead, it freezes in a sort of ridge at the roof’s edge, trapping snowmelt and causing all sorts of water damage. One of the most common causes of ice dams is a poorly insulated attic, which leads to uneven heat loss and, therefore, the uneven melting of the snow on the roof. If you notice a spot on your roof that seems to melt snow faster than everywhere else, this could be a point of heat loss. By preventing heat loss through insulation, you can prevent ice dams and the damage they can cause.
You likely don’t crawl into your attic very often, but if you do and happen to notice that your insulation is wet, then it is time for a replacement. A leak in your roof, poor vapor barrier, and many other possible issues can cause your insulation to become wet. When this happens, it’s important to replace all affected insulation because it will no longer be effective. It’s also important to get rid of wet insulation in order to avoid mold growth.
Here’s a funny scenario: you crawl up into your attic to find that there is absolutely no insulation there. If you’re a Loveland or Fort Collins homeowner, you understand how important it is to stay comfortable despite the area’s often haphazard weather conditions. This is going to be much more difficult and extensively more expensive without attic insulation. If you need insulation installation or replacement services in the Loveland and Fort Collins area, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our roofing contractors.
We’re an Owens Corning Top of the House Certified Installer
What exactly does this mean for you and your insulation needs? The roofing and insulation experts at Schroeder have been trained by the manufacturer on the best methods for installing their insulation products, so you’ll get the insulation service you need done right the first time. Our company serves the Loveland and Fort Collins area. Get in touch today to discover what new insulation can do for your home.