Proper insulation is essential to your home’s comfort, and as such, the amount of insulation, quality, and installation method are all important. Draft, an icy roof, noise pollution, and high energy bills are all indications that your insulation is compromised. You may very well need to re-insulate your home, which would restore comfort and enhance its health. If you don’t know what to look for, an insulation problem could go unnoticed for a while. Here’s a closer look at some insulation problems that often require a re-insulation of your home.
A good indication that something is off with your home’s insulation is that power bills have skyrocketed. Thermal protection is important in keeping your energy bill stable, and if you notice a jump in your energy bill each month, that protection may be waning. You may not have seen the changes in your insulation and how it impacts temperature regulation. A review of your energy could reveal a pattern change. If you have lost adequate thermal protection and your home needs new insulation.
Have you been wondering why you feel a coldness coming in from your home’s exterior during the cold season when the interior should be warm? Maybe you’ve felt warm air entering on a hot day when the AC is on blast. Whether it’s hot or cold air, infiltration or excessive air leaks is a sign that your home is drafty. This may result from an issue with the structure’s protective envelope, where it is not retaining the air in the interior. You may notice the temperature throughout your home fluctuates. If your house is drafty, re-insulation may be necessary to stop air infiltration.
Outside noise can suck the comfort out of your home and make your inside atmosphere miserable. If your home is poorly insulated, the chances are that noise-blocking will fail. Sources of noise pollution can be noisy neighbors, trains, and service vehicles, for instance, and if your home’s insulation is inadequate to block undesired noise, peace and comfort are things of the past. Reinsulating your home can significantly reduce noise pollution, and some great soundproofing insulation options include fiberglass, cellulose, and foam insulation.
You may not think there’s a relationship between ice and insulation, but it’s all about context. The accumulation of ice on your roof is never a good sign, no matter how lovely those icicles look. Underperforming home insulation can help to create a buildup of ice on your roof, where hot air from under your roof deck melts the snow on the roof’s surface, and this run-off refreezes on the roof’s edge to form icicles or an ice dam. Improper insulation can cause this and can lead to serious roof damage. Reinsulating your ceiling or attic can prevent warm air from escaping and in turn, prevent ice accumulation on your roof.
Thinking about re-insulating your home, let Anderson Insulation ME provide you with the comfortable home environment you desire. Our team of experts will identify your insulation issues and provide the best solution. Reach out to us today if you have questions or need a home insulation assessment.