Energy costs keep rising, so it’s important to make your home as energy-efficient as possible. One of the best ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency is by improving your home’s attic insulation. Properly insulating your attic can significantly affect your home’s energy bill. In today’s article, DryTech Roofing LLC, one of the top roofing contractors in our area, explains what you need to know about attic insulation.
When Should You Inspect Your Insulation?
Under ideal conditions, a home’s insulation has a life expectancy of more than 100 years. Unfortunately, these ideal conditions rarely exist. Your insulation changes as it ages. It may deteriorate, compact under its own weight or get damaged from moisture or from pests. That’s why it’s important to schedule an annual inspection of your attic insulation. In addition, you should schedule an inspection if your roof has a leak. Inspections will make sure that your home stays properly insulated at all times.
Signs You Need New Insulation
When insulation goes bad, it can create a problem throughout your entire home and affect your home’s energy efficiency. Here are a few signs you should replace your insulation:
- High Energy Bills – High energy bills can be caused by inadequate attic insulation. Without insulation, your HVAC system will work harder and consume more energy to maintain your desired indoor temperature.
- Moisture – There is no salvaging insulation if it becomes wet, damp or moist. You must replace this insulation immediately. Wet insulation is ineffective and it can also promote mold growth. As one of the top roofing contractors in our area, we highly recommend calling us to replace your insulation if it is wet.
- Constantly Changing Indoor Temperature – Insulation that has shifted in your attic or crawl space can allow cold air or heat into your home. This can lead to your indoor temperature constantly changing.
DryTech Roofing LLC can install attic insulation that can pay for itself in only a matter of years. Our highly knowledgeable staff can inspect your home and perform an energy efficiency analysis. As one of the top roofing contractors in our area, we’ll make recommendations that can have a big effect on your energy bills. Call us at (240) 491-5600 to learn more about our services and products or to ask for a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Maryland.