As the leading home improvement company in Northern Virginia, Roofing & More provides a wide range of services that can greatly enhance your home. For example, we can install new attic insulation. Adding insulation to a home is one of the best ways to improve its energy efficiency and indoor comfort. For best results, we will fix common insulation problems before adding insulation. Today, we’ll discuss common insulation problems homeowners should know.

Common Insulation Problems & Their Solutions

Lack of Insulation Around Electrical Switches & Outlets

You need to make sure your outlets and light switches are properly insulated, particularly if you live in an older home. The area around breaker boxes, electrical outlets and light switches is not always properly insulated. The small amount of heat that escapes through these areas really adds up. Fortunately, this is easy to fix with insulating gaskets. If you’ve noticed excessively high energy bills, however, this quick fix won’t be enough. You’ll need professional help.

Air Leaks Around Doors & Windows

Your windows and doors seal the biggest openings in your home. Improper sealing around these components can lead to air leakage, which creates moisture problems and wastes energy. It’s a good idea to check all your doors and windows and properly air seal them. This is a cost-effective way to improve a home’s comfort level and possibly reduce energy bills.

Improper Attic Insulation

In addition to checking your windows and doors, you should also check the attic. Many attics are improperly insulated, damp or even over-insulated. Mistakes in attic insulation can lead to mold growth, drafts and other issues throughout the house. Check if the access point to your attic space is properly insulated. If not, this allows a considerable amount of airflow into the area surrounding the access point. For assistance, call Roofing & More for a professional inspection and possible addition of attic insulation.

If you need a new roof, additional insulation or energy-efficient windows, Roofing & More is the company to call. We have been in business since 1993. Call us at (703) 828-1620 to learn more about our services and products, or to schedule a free quote. We serve homeowners in Chantilly and Alexandria, VA.