Should You Replace Your Attic Insulation?

The attic area of your home is critical to the safety of your living areas and also acts as a temperature regulator throughout the year. One of the ways you can ensure that your attic is operating properly is by having it insulated.

If you know you have attic insulation, but you aren’t sure about the quality or effectiveness of the current insulation material, it might be time to reach out to an insulation contractor who can provide guidance on the best way to improve the energy efficiency of your attic.

Should You Replace Your Attic Insulation?

One reason to replace attic insulation is if the existing insulation doesn’t have a very high R-value, meaning that it doesn’t offer the maximum amount of thermal efficiency. The R-value of your home’s insulation is an important piece of the puzzle for energy efficiency. It determines how well your home can regulate temperatures throughout the day and night and will also affect the energy output of your HVAC system. With better R-value, you’ll see improved energy efficiency and reduced energy bill costs.

Another reason to consider replacing attic insulation is if it has sustained damage. For example, if you had a roof leak that caused water damage to the insulation or you had rodents or birds that used the insulation to build a nest, replacement insulation could help restore your attic’s thermal efficiency.

At ARC Insulation, we talk with homeowners about energy efficiency regularly, and we can discuss whether replacing attic insulation in your home would benefit you. We can also provide weatherization services or a whole-home energy audit to give you a better understanding of your home’s energy usage.

If you have questions about home insulation or how to reduce your home’s energy bill, contact us today. We look forward to serving you!