There’s one really common way homeowners discover that they need more home insulation: They’re cold.
When your home doesn’t have enough insulation, rooms feel chilly and drafty in the winter, even when the heater is running all the time.
The problem is often in the attic. Sean Starzyk, one of our insulation experts, says it’s not uncommon to find just three or four inches of insulation in an attic – far less than the recommended 18+ inches. Especially in homes built in the 1980s and ‘90s.
No wonder teeth are chattering.
Benefits of a well-insulated home
Even though discomfort is the tipping point for many owners, having enough insulation is better for a number of reasons:
Room temperature stays consistent. With the proper amount of insulation, your home is more likely to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
You conserve energy and save money. Because your home is more able to retain warm or cool air, your home heating and cooling systems don’t have to run as often to keep the temperature consistent.
Fiberglass insulation absorbs sound, making your home quieter.
How does insulation work?
Almost all the insulation on the market is made of fiberglass, which works by trapping warm or cool air and slowing its transfer to another space.
Fiberglass is not only a good insulator, it is, according to one source, “naturally nonflammable because it is made from sand and recycled glass.”
It’s also more affordable than other options.
How do I know if it’s time to add insulation to my home?
Beyond the fact that you’re piling on the sweatshirts and blankets, how do you know if you need to add insulation?
Let us take a look!
We offer free home insulation estimates. We’ll come out, look at your attic and crawlspace, and let you know if your home is insulated up to standard or not. Then we’ll discuss options with you.