Winter is here. It's time to take a close look at your attic insulation. If you haven't replaced the insulation in your attic in a while, you could have some problems this winter. If you're like a lot of homeowners, you don't know that your attic insulation needs to get replaced from time to time. If you're not sure it's time to replace your insulation, take a home inventory. Read the list provided below. If you're dealing with any of these issues, it's time to replace your attic insulation.
There's an Uneven Heat Distribution
If none of the rooms in your home are the same temperature, there could be a problem with the attic insulation. Uneven heating can happen when there's a different level of insulation in the attic. Not enough insulation and the rooms will stay colder. Too much insulation and the rooms will stay hotter. The best way to take care of that problem is to replace the insulation in your attic. That way, each room in the house has the same amount of weather protection.
There's Visible Insulation Damage
If the insulation in your attic shows signs of damage, now's the time to call an insulation contractor. Attic insulation can get damaged in a couple of ways. Pests can build their nests in your attic. Raccoons, squirrels, and rodents use insulation for their nesting material during the winter. But, age can also damage your attic insulation. If there's visible damage to your attic insulation, don't wait any longer to replace it.
There's Ice Melting on the Roof
If you've got icicles or ice dams forming on your roof, there's a problem with your attic insulation. Insulation stops heat from escaping through the attic. When your attic has enough insulation, snow won't melt as fast. That means you won't have water flowing from the roof in freezing temperatures. But, when there isn't enough insulation, the snow and ice will melt. This causes icicles and ice dams to form on the lower edge of your roof. You can stop the icicles and ice dams by having your attic insulation replaced this winter.
There's Mold in the Attic Space
If you found mold growing in your attic, you need to have the insulation replaced as soon as possible. Mold in your attic is a sign that the insulation is letting moisture build-up. The best way to stop mold growth is to replace the insulation in your attic.
For more information about attic insulation, contact a local company.