How to Care for Your Attic Insulation this Winter

How to Care for Your Attic Insulation this Winter

Getting your attic prepared for cooler weather doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money. You don’t want to see an increase in your heating bill, but it is possible if you don’t take the correct precautions for your attic’s insulation. Here are some tips to ensure your attic is in top-notch shape:

Insulate Your Attic

When your attic is poorly insulated, it allows moist air to become trapped, which can cause problems like mold and wood rot. If your attic is already properly insulated, inspect it often for damage from pests or wildlife. Likewise, keep an eye out to ensure that the insulation hasn’t moved out of place, as this can cause your energy bill to spike.

Seal Cracks

While inspecting your attic, take the time to check for holes or cracks throughout the space that are connected to your living space, as it will allow air to escape. The tiniest hole will cause your HVAC system to work overtime, causing an increase in your energy bills. The best way to find holes in your attic is to inspect during the daytime when the light shines through the cracks. The easiest way to mend these holes or cracks is to seal them with caulk.

Keep Roof Clear from Debris

When you allow pine needles and leaves to pile up on your roof, they can trap water. Over time, the pine needles can break down the roofing material and cause leaks in your attic. Once water enters your attic, it’s only a matter of time before the water enters your main living space.

If you believe you need to replace your attic’s insulation, consider calling and scheduling a free inspection to experience a warmer and pest-free home for the winter.

Attic Insulation for a Cooler Summer

Attic Insulation for a Cooler Summer

Have you been messing with the thermostat but your house just won’t stay cool? It might be time for new or better insulation in your attic. When the hot summer heat is beating down on your home, your attic is the first place to see higher temperatures. If your attic isn’t properly insulated then your house will heat up along with it.

The easy solution to an overheated home is to get the insulation checked in your attic. Heat can be absorbed by the hard materials that make up your home and is likely to be transferred downstairs into your living area, creating an uncomfortable environment.

Attic insulation creates air pockets that slow the heat from attempting to flow through your home. Installing proper insulation can help your HVAC system run more efficiently and will keep you from turning down the thermostat, resulting in lower energy bills.

Attic Insulation Benefits

  • Better indoor air quality: Poor insulation can allow dust, dirt, mold, and mildew to enter your home.
  • Keeping pests away: Some insulations are coated with borate, which can affect pests such as roaches, ants, and more, by causing a disruption in their stomachs and affecting their nervous systems. It does not affect your family or pets.
  • Lower utility bills: You can save up to 30% on your utility bills by getting better insulation in your attic.
  • Safer home structure: Insulation can help prevent gradual damage to your home caused by heat and moisture.

If you believe you need to replace your attic’s insulation, give your local pest control company a call today to receive a FREE attic inspection. Get back to enjoying a cooler summer indoors!

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