The quarantine period is imposing, but you have some roofing problems affecting your property’s overall temperature. It can be challenging to hunt down insulation issues without proper equipment. You can safely observe these problems by going up your roof, going out to your lawn, and using a ladder.
First, head up to your attic. Make sure to bring a clean scarf to cover your face if you haven’t inspected it for a while. Attics can be home to moss, fungi, and decomposing open-cell insulation. They can become big problems if you inhale them by accident. On your roof, observe if you can see sunlight penetrating through your roofing material. Take note of any visual light penetration — these aren’t just insulation leaks, but also possible roof leaks during the rainy season.
Next, observe any air drafts in the entire attic. Recording any air drafts that you feel are out of the ordinary, and then head down from your attic.
Then, head outside your yard and observe your roof from the ground. If you can see missing roofing materials, it’s possible to encounter roofing insulation issues. However, blisters, cracks, and other damages can bring the same level of problems. Head closer to your roof’s surfaces by using ladders to head up to your roofing material.
Once the quarantine period is over, and excellent Calgary AB roofers can finally render their services, you might want to consider having a roofing insulation upgrade. Brothers Services Company lists the following advantages to upgraded home insulation. Remember, excellent roofing solutions can only come from excellent roofers, and No Payne Roofing guarantees you only the best results.
Why Upgrade Your Insulation?
Heating and cooling costs are major expenses for any homeowner. While they’re unavoidable facts of life, it’s wise to take every opportunity to both increase the comfort of your home and boost energy efficiency.
That’s why every homeowner should be vigilant about signs that it’s time to replace roof/attic insulation. A few common warning signs include:
- Certain rooms never seem to get comfortable, despite constantly running the heating or cooling systems
- Your energy bills seem unusually high for the level of comfort in the home
- The attic is used solely as a storage space
- Existing insulation is damp or even sopping wet (it’s useless at that point)
Insulation problems can impact your home in both the summer and winter—especially in the mid-Atlantic climate. In the colder months, insulation will keep the warm air in. And in the warmer months, proper insulation and venting in the attic provides the thermal break necessary to keep all that warm air in the attic, moving, and out of your living space.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues and you’re also planning a roof replacement, it’s a great time to seize the opportunity to lower your energy costs and increase the comfort of your home.
Choosing the Right Type of Insulation
Once you decide to upgrade attic insulation while working on your roof replacement project, the next step is to talk to your contractor and decide which type of insulation is right for your specific needs.
Generally speaking, there are three main types of roof/attic insulation to consider: (Continued)