Insulation throughout a house is as you know, very very important. There are some places throughout your house that we often see a lack of insulation and one of those is in the attic. Working on roofs, we find ourselves in attics and if it’s not installed properly it can have an impact on your house as a whole, including the roof that is designed to protect you.
The most obvious reason that you need to have proper attic insulation is because of saving money on your energy bill. If heat rises and can easily seep out of your house, you’re going to need to crank your heating system up that much more to stay warm. If your home was built before the 1980’s there is a good chance there is not enough insulation in your attic. Installing more is a smal investment that will certainly yield a positive ROI.
2. Preventing Ice Dams:
Here is where your roof comes into play. When you don’t have proper attic insulation, the temperature on your roof usually fluctuates from the top of your roof to the edges. This causes snow to melt and then refreeze as it drips down to the edge of your roof. This ice then builds up and causes Ice Dams. Ice dams can cause damage to your gutters and your roof which leads to water leakage.
3. Better Indoor Comfort:
When your house isn’t fully insulated, you’ll find air pockets that drastically fluctuate in temperature. A temperature difference like this is absolutely no fun. Getting your home more comfortable could just be as simple as adding more insulation into your attic.
4. Less HVAC work:
The less that your HVAC system has to work, the less wear and tear that will be put into the system. In the end of the day, you will end up saving money on repairs and a new system if your HVAC doesn’t have to work as hard.
For more information about attic insulation, please feel free to reach out to the roofing experts at Mario’s Roofing. We can be contacted over the phone at 781-344-2420 or through our online contact form.