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you need an attic insulation replacement

The insulation in your attic serves a very specific and important function. Ensuring that your attic has proper insulation is extremely important for the overall function and comfort in your home. If you think it is time for attic insulation replacement, then we recommend that you don’t wait to have it done. If you are unsure if you need an attic insulation replacement, then we have provided you with a list of ways you can know if it is time for it.

  • Bugs – Older insulation can be a home for bugs and unwanted critters. It is important to have your insulation inspected to see if you have a bug issue. Bugs will bring in feces, urine, and debris that can be hazardous to your health.
  • Energy Bills – One of the first things you might notice is an increase in your energy bills. If you have exchange of air in your attic, your home’s HVAC system may be working extra hard to warm or cool your home.
  • Drafts – Insulation’s main function is to keep outside air out and inside air in. If you notice drafts in your home or a room that feels colder or hotter than the rest of your house, then it may be time for attic insulation replacement.
  • Age – Insulation manufactures will say that their insulation will last for a lifetime. It is still extremely important and beneficial to inspect the insulation to make sure that it has not become compacted. If the insulation gets compacted it will not have the necessary air pockets to function properly. Also, if your insulation is older there have been advances in insulation technology that you will benefit from by installing new material.