Ask the Expert: “Is My Attic Insulation Adequate?” It is getting cold here in Northern Virginia and we’re sure that you’ve started to crank the heat up. As the temperature continues to decline, you will probably notice the number on your energy bill increasing. But if heating costs seem significantly higher than in previous years and you notice temperature differences between floors of your home, you may need to install or upgrade your Arlington VA attic insulation. Other signs that attic insulation needs attention include:
  • Ice dams and large icicles forming on the home’s exterior.
  • Insulation that is damp to the touch.
  • An attic that feels extremely warm in the summer and extremely cold in the winter.