In New England and Maine, in general, there is quite a bit of snow. Snow can also cause a lot of problems, such as ice dams, as well as leaks and high heating costs. This being said, the snow can also be extremely helpful at times in determining any issues with insulation that you may have. Let’s take a look at some of the effects snow may have on your insulation/home, as well as how it can be an enormous help in determining any problems your insulation may be having.
Let’s start off by mentioning how spray foam insulation will not be affected by snow. This is due to the fact that spray foam expands and fills all spaces that may cause you issues. This being said, spray foam insulation is also impermeable to water, meaning that it will not absorb water and cause mold.
With cellulose and fiberglass, they should not have many issues, if installed properly. If they were not installed properly, you may have some leakage, as well as mold near crevices that were not covered in insulation. If this occurs, we, at Anderson Insulation, will be able to help mend the situation.
One of the things that makes snow extremely helpful is that it can detect problems going on with your insulation. The days following a snowfall can be crucial to determining problems. If the layer of snow stays perfectly on the top of your roof, then you are all set. This being said, if the snow melts very fast, or looks spotty on top of your roof, you may be in a bit of trouble.
Heat rises, and if the insulation isn’t great, or doing its job properly, then it can cause that melting to occur. If there are certain parts of your home that are not insulated correctly, then that will be where the spottiness comes from.