Though many homes in Auburn, AL have attics, not all have enough insulation. You may even think you don’t need to worry about it because you just use that space for storage. Looking at the signs that your attic needs more insulation will help you see how that space affects your home and family.
1. Roof Leaks
Insulation does more than just trap warm or cold air. It also acts as a protective feature between your roof and the rest of your house. A lack of this allows roof leaks to create pools of water that can spread spores through your home and reduce your indoor air quality or even cause breathing problems.
2. Cooling Bills
On hot Auburn days and nights, you need to run the AC a lot to stay comfortable. When your attic lacks insulation, the system needs to work harder to reach the temperature you want. A lot of the cold air rises and escapes through the attic, raising your cooling bills.
3. Hot Spots
The insulation can also relate to any hot spots you feel around the house where the temperature is higher than it is in surrounding spaces. Even if you don’t experience hot spots, you’ll notice inconsistent temperatures. Some rooms will feel hotter or colder than other rooms.
Pests such as mice and squirrels are common in Auburn, but there are also bugs that can invade your home, like roaches and ants. When you don’t have enough insulation in your attic, you don’t have that added layer of protection to keep those invaders out. Once they get inside, the bugs and rodents can easily spread to your kitchen and bathroom or other rooms.
Choose Spray Insulation
Spray insulation is an easy solution to your problems that Sensigreen can provide to help with some of these problems. It is often more affordable than other methods and works in most Auburn homes. Call Sensigreen today to learn more about spray insulation and why it’s the best option for your attic.
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