Valley Insulation: Signs Your Attic or Crawl Space Insulation Needs To Be Replaced
The insulation of your home is something you may rarely notice or think about — unless there’s a problem. When insulation is not functioning properly, very noticeable issues begin to present themselves.
Valley Insulation is committed to providing exceptional insulation solutions for our clients, with customer service that is second to none. If your attic or crawl space insulation needs to be replaced, the Valley Insulation team has more than 40 years of experience, and we are ready to help. In today’s blog, Valley Insulation looks at some common signs that your attic or crawl space insulation may need to be replaced.
There Always Seems to be a Draft
Occasionally, especially in attics and crawl spaces, a poor insulation job can allow drafts to enter your home. When there is not enough insulation between outdoor temperatures and indoor living spaces, cold drafts can infiltrate your house. If you have closed all your doors and windows, yet you still notice a draft, it might be time to check on your attic or crawl space insulation.
Rising Energy Bills
Damaged or missing insulation in your attic and crawl space will affect your energy bills. If an attic or crawl space is not properly insulated, outdoor temperatures will make their way into your home. In the summer your air conditioner will have to work twice as hard, and in the winter your heater will be working overtime to try and keep your home comfortable. Proper insulation can deliver major benefits for your energy costs, so keep an eye on your utility bill and check your insulation if there seems to be a problem.
If insulation becomes wet it should be replaced. A leaky roof, blocked vents, a basement flood, or lack of a vapor barrier can cause attic and crawl space insulation to become wet. Wet insulation becomes ineffective because the tiny air pockets that are instrumental in trapping air and maintaining the temperature are saturated with water, rendering the insulation useless. Wet insulation also grows mold, making the air in your home unhealthy.
It’s important to inspect your attic or crawl space insulation for signs of animal infestation. Bats, squirrels, mice, and snakes are just a few of the critters who might make your attic or crawl space their home. These invasions can leave feces and filth throughout your insulation, and the damage they cause will result in a compromised thermal barrier.
The Experts at Valley Insulation Can Help
While you may not think of it often, your insulation is an integral part of your home. Whether it’s a question of safety, quality, or controlling energy bills, Valley Insulation has been meeting insulation needs since 1977. If you have questions or think your insulation might be damaged, contact Valley Insulation today.