Most homeowners probably don’t think about attic insulation very often. If you’re having problems with your energy bills, or if you’ve noticed that your attic is too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter, it’s time to take a closer look at your insulation. Let’s discuss some of the most common attic insulation problems and how to fix them!
Insulation Collapsed or Compacted
You understandably want to be able to keep various items in your attic. Sometimes things get crowded and insulation effectiveness decreases. At times, you may notice the insulation has fallen or needs to be re-attached to the wall or ceiling. The R-value of attic insulation falls as it deteriorates and collapses. The R-value of insulation refers to its capacity to keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. With a high R-value, your home will be pleasant all year. As the R-value of your home drops, it gets less and less energy efficient.
Attic Insulation Blown
If your attic insulation is blown, it means that it’s no longer doing its job. Blown insulation looks like a dense, fluffy blanket that has been compressed over time. If you see this in your attic, it’s time to replace it with new insulation. Insulation replacement can be done by an insulation contractor in your attic space.
Uneven Attic Insulation
If you have uneven attic insulation, it means that there are areas where the insulation is thinner than others. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but the most common cause is incorrect installation. If you notice unevenness in your attic insulation, we recommend hiring an experienced insulation contractor to come out and take a look. They will be able to determine the cause of the problem and fix it so that your attic is properly insulated.
How do I fix heat loss in my attic?
One of the most common attic insulation problems is heat loss. If you’ve noticed that your energy bills are higher than usual, or if your attic feels warm in the winter and cool in the summer, chances are good that you have a heat loss problem. The best way to fix this problem is to add more insulation to your attic. You can do this yourself, or you can hire a professional insulation company to do it for you. We highly recommend hiring a professional and experienced insulation contractor like Net Zero Insulation so it’s completed correctly.
We hope this blog post has helped you understand some of the most common attic insulation problems and how to fix them. If you have any questions, or if you need help with your insulation, please don’t hesitate to contact Net Zero Insulation.