Poor attic insulation is one of the most common problems, especially in older homes. Inadequate insulation can cause many issues—from mildew to mold to dangerously high energy bills. Here are three common problems with attic insulation and how to solve them.
Problem #1: Attic insulation is insufficient.
Solution: Attic insulation should keep your home warm during cold weather and cool during hot weather. If your attic needs to be insulated or currently has insufficient insulation, we can consult you on what type of insulation to add and how much.
Problem #2: The attic temperatures are extreme.
Solution: Ventilate the attic. An improperly insulated attic can cause the temperature inside your home’s walls to fluctuate. Your HVAC system will have a more challenging time keeping your home heated or cooled enough for comfortable living conditions all year long. To fix this problem, ensure plenty of ventilation between the top of your ceiling joists and any vents installed above them so that heat doesn’t build up in those areas during hot summers.
Problem #3: You have the wrong type of insulation.
Solution: Have a professional assess your attic insulation. Attic insulation comes in different types—like fiberglass, cellulose, or foam—and each has its advantages and disadvantages. For example, suppose you’ve got an older home with little ventilation and old fiberglass insulation. Upgrading to improve airflow and add blown-in insulation could have a big impact on your energy bills and the comfort in your home.
Our insulation experts can guide you on which attic insulation type is right for your home, contact us today.