How Do I Know If I Have Enough Insulation in My Attic?

Attic Insulation

Insulating your attic can do wonders for your home’s energy efficiency and keep the environment more comfortable all year long. If your home has existing insulation but is several years removed from professional attic insulation installation, it could be time to schedule another service and more. In this guide, the experts at Logik Roofing & Insulation reveal common signs that you need attic insulation upgrades. 

Your Indoor Temperature Fluctuates

Homes with insulated attics retain their indoor temperature much better than those without any form of insulation. One simple way to tell if you need more insulation is to check the temperature of your home’s upper level at different points in the year. If the space is uncomfortably warm during the summer and very cool in the winter, there’s a good chance that the insulation is wearing thin and unable to retain the climate-controlled air from your HVAC system. 

Are you unsure if the space is retaining hot or cool air as it should? A visual inspection can also determine if your attic needs more insulation. 

You Notice Uneven Areas of Insulation in the Attic

Experts recommend popping your head into your attic with a flashlight for a visual inspection. Looking at the space remains one of the best ways to determine if you need attic insulation services. One telltale way to find out if you have enough insulation is to examine the uniformity of the material. 

Experts install insulation thoroughly and evenly. For optimum results, it should cover the attic’s joists but can start to thin over time. During your inspection, check to see where the insulation lies and if it’s spread out evenly. 

Thin spots or missing patches of insulation aren’t normal and indicate that you need to add more material to your attic. Contact a professional to inspect the attic and provide you with an estimate for insulation services. 

Do you Notice Rodent or Water Damage in the Attic?

While insulation can become thin over time, most people must replace their supply because of pests or water damage. If moisture seeps into the attic, either due to a roof leak or insufficient ventilation, it can dissolve the insulation and impact your home’s temperature. Critters like mice or squirrels could also make their way into the attic and start to eat the insulation. 

Look closely at the insulation in your attic. Evidence of rodents, such as footprints or droppings, indicates that you need to add more insulation. If you notice any wet materials or dripping water, you’ll have to address the moisture problem and replace the damaged insulation.

Contact Your Local Insulation Experts for Help

If you experience any of the problems mentioned above and need to add more energy-efficient attic insulation in your home, contact Logik Roofing & Insulation specialists. We can inspect your roof to address possible leaks causing insulation loss and provide you with high-quality insulation that keeps your space comfortable. Call 905-424-7469 to receive an estimate. 

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