May 3, 2017

5 Signs that Your Attic is Under-Insulated

Keeping your home properly insulated keeps your home warmer in winter and cooler in the summer. Plus, your electric bills will continue to be affordable for 365 days a year. However, according to the Department of Energy, roughly 65% of homes in the United States do not meet the current standard of insulation. Fortunately, the experts at Green home Specialties can install insulation into your home from blow-in insulation to blanket insulation. First, you?ll need to check to see if your attic is under-insulated. Here are the top five signs to look for.

How to Know if Your Attic is Under-Insulated

1. High Energy Bills

If you?ve notice significant an increase in your home?s energy bills, it?s possible that your insulation in the attic may have settles, making it less effective. If you notice heat escaping through your roof and walls, it?s time to call GreenHome to replace your insulation.

2. Cold Rooms

If room?s below your attic are cooler than the rest, it?s most likely a problem with poor insulation. Without proper insulation heat and cool air can escape almost anywhere.

3. Old a& Dirty Looking Insulation

Overtime, insulation can get dirty and worn down, causing potential rodent infestation, dust, cracks, and mold. Not only is this damaging to your home, it can also be damaging to your home. We recommend adding a fresh layer or insulation as soon as possible.

4. Frozen Pipes

As a huge sign of insulation problems, frozen pipes can cause thousands of dollar worth of damage. Proper insulation protects your home from this vulnerability.

5. Water Leaks

Poor insulation not only lets heat out of your home, it can also let water in. Water damage can cause several expensive problems down the road, including mold. We recommend replacing your damaged insulation as soon as possible in order prevent leaks.

At Greenhomes, we can use several methods to install insulation into your home from blow-in insulation to blanket insulation. For more information about attic insulation, call us today!

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