The Importance Of Replacing Insulation In The Roof
Insulation is vital to your home energy bill. A properly insulated roof keeps your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This means your energy bill can be cut as much as 30 percent just with proper insulation. Sadly, many homeowners do not realize the importance of replacing insulation on the roof. Here are a few reasons why it is a good idea.
Why replace insulation?
Warm air is the most important reason to have your home insulated. Warm air in the summer is not a pleasant thing, but it is vital in the winter. Too hot or cool depending on the outside temperature means your home can use insulation replacement. Monitor your utility bill carefully from month to month and compare prices from the previous year. If you note a significant difference, it may be wise to replace your insulation.
It may be that you are not 100 percent certain when your insulation was replaced, if ever. Older homes, for example, benefit greatly from insulation replacement. As much as you would like to think your home is clean and neat, rodents can and do take refuge in attics and insulation. This means they are leaving behind droppings that can contaminate your home with bacteria and disease. If you note a strong smell coming from your attic, chances are you have a problem with rodents. Contact a professional exterminator for the rodent problem; call us for the insulation.
Old insulation can damage the structure of your home as well. Leaving insulation behind can damage beams and wooden frames with mold or rot. Being sure that your home is safe means removing the insulation and replacing it with newer insulation as soon as possible.
Lastly, if you think your insulation needs replacing, do not attempt this on your own. Insulation, particularly fiberglass insulation, can be dangerous if you are not 100 percent certain of what you are doing. Navigating the attic without proper knowledge can also lead to a catastrophic accident. Trust your friends at Airtek Inc to do what is best for you and your insulation. We can offer an inspection of your insulation as well as any recommendations we may have for your home.