Under-insulated attics are a more common problem than you might think. The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) estimates about 90% of attics in the country are under-insulated! It's a problem even in new construction homes. If you suspect your home isn’t one of the 10% that has sufficient attic insulation, Roofing & More, Inc. a top local roofing contractor, recommends looking for the following signs.
Rising Power Bills
Your home’s attic insulation might not be enough to retain adequate heat, forcing your heating system to consume more energy. Check your energy bills to see if there’s an upward trend.
Varying Temperatures Between Rooms
Attics with insufficient insulation cause upper rooms to be colder or hotter due to loss of heat in winter and heat gain in summer. In addition, when windows and doors are not properly insulated, hot air can leak out and chilly drafts can come in, worsening indoor comfort.
Ice Dams on the Roof
Ice dams are formed when the heat leaking from a poorly insulated attic melts the snow on roofing, causing melted ice to run down to the eaves. Once the water meets sub-zero temperatures, it solidifies again and forms dams of ice on your eaves and gutters.
Considering 25% of the heat in your home can be lost through the roof, installing energy-efficient roofing and attic insulation can make a big difference all around. Roofing & More, Inc. is a roofing company that also offers insulation services. Having gained 25 years of experience in the industry and multiple certifications from manufacturers, we strive to uphold a high level of service for our customers. To get a free consultation and estimate, call (703) 828-1620. We serve homeowners in Alexandria, Burke and many other Northern Virginia communities.
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