When buying a new home, it is important to look over every inch of the structure, so you know what you are getting yourself into. All aspects of a house degrade over time and will need replacing, but it is good to know before moving in what to plan for.
Valley Insulation discusses 3 reasons why you should check the insulation when buying a new home.
1.) Insulation Degrades Over Time
Properly installed and maintained insulation can last for decades, but like everything else, it will eventually get worn down. Depending on how old the home is, the insulation could either be fairly new or the same age as the home itself.
There is a good chance when buying a home that you won’t know how old the insulation is, so it is important to have it checked by a professional so you can estimate where it is in its life cycle, and how long you have until you need to start planning for new insulation.
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2.) Damaged Insulation Will Need to Be Replaced
When moving into a new house, you might be unable to find out how old the insulation is or the last time it was checked. Insulation that is not properly maintained can become damaged over time by things like moisture or pests.
Insulation that has come into contact with water can develop mold and mildew, which is not only damaging to the home but can be damaging to your health as well.
Pests like mice or insects can damage insulation as well. Urine from pests can leave moisture behind and cause problems with mold, mildew, and smells. Insulation that has been damaged by pests will need to be changed out before further problems occur.
3.) Poor Insulation Leads to High Energy Bills
The purpose of insulation is to help maintain a comfortable temperature environment in your home. In the wintertime, it insulates against the cold and helps to keep the warm air inside. In the same way, it helps keep out sweltering summer heat and the cool AC inside your home.
Insulation that is old, damaged, or improperly installed won’t do the job it was put there to do. Because of this, you may find your home losing heat in the winter and cool air in the summer, and you will see your energy bill rise as you struggle to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
It is a good investment to make sure your attic, walls, and crawlspace are properly insulated so that you spend less monthly to keep a comfortable environment in your home.
Call Valley Insulation to Inspect Your Insulation
Valley Insulation has been in business for over 40 years, serving the Greater Cincinnati area in all their insulation needs, including insulation removal and replacement. Contact Valley Insulation or call (513) 353-4100 to get a free quote.