Oftentimes, a roof that is aging before its time is suffering from problems caused by. And if you are investing in a new roof, it's the perfect time to insulate your attic without causing any further inconvenience.
How Can I Tell If My Home Has Sufficient Insulation?
Home insulation standards are determined by your climate and the type of construction of your home, among other factors. In many cases, you can guess at how well your home is insulated by observing it during the winter, or monitoring how well your home stays warm in winter and cool in summer. Observing how snow melts from your roof is a sure way to tell if your roof or attic is properly insulated. Do you have a lot of icicles on your gutters or at the edges of your roofline? They may be pretty, but they are also an indication that snow is melting off sections of your roof unevenly, which can be a sign of poor insulation. If your roof is snow free and your neighbor's roof is still covered in a layer of snow, their roof is probably better insulated than yours!
Who Can Help With My Insulation Issue?
Addressing improper insulation is easy, when you work with the experts.
First, determine if there is a problem by requesting a free inspection. If you can access your attic, take a look and see if you have any insulation there, or if you can see the bare wood. Many older homes have little or no insulation in critical areas. If you do have insulation, check the "R" value. Different R values are recommended for various climates in the United States, and your insulation should match your weather. The R value recommended for you can also vary depending on your heating and air conditioning system. Consult a Feazel expert for help determining the correct type and placement of insulation. Warm air that escapes into the attic and through the roof can cause moisture buildup, which can result in mold and rotting wood.
As long as you are working to save on energy costs, check that your windows and doors are sealed properly. For more help, refer to our article about proper sealing of doors and windows. You may also consult a Feazel expert to check your ventilation and ductwork for leaks. At Feazel, we are your reliable provider for all of your concerns with the exterior of your home, including roofs, windows, skylights, siding and insulation. Contact us today to schedule an inspection and free quote!
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