Unless you’ve had to explore your attic recently, chances are you’re probably not thinking much about the benefits of attic insulation.
You may not know if you’ve got adequate insulation or if it’s been evenly distributed throughout, including those hard to reach places.
Depending upon the age of your home you could also have different types of attic insulation with different “R” values, potentially leaving areas of your home vulnerable to cold spots.
The benefits of attic insulation far outweigh any cost you might incur should you need to add more.
Following are 5 benefits of installing insulation in the attic:
When you add insulation to your attic you’ll save money in the following ways:
- wear and tear on your HVAC system having to compensate for poor insulation, is reduced – saving you from premature replacement costs
- your energy bills are reduced because your heating and cooling systems aren’t working more than necessary
Protects against damages to your home
Lack of attic insulation results in an increase of heat and moisture buildup in your attic. This leads to:
- mold growth
- decay of your home’s structure
- deterioration of your roof
Ice-dam formation along the eaves caused by heat that reaches the roof can create water damages in the attic and exterior walls. Also, when the existing insulation gets wet its effectiveness is degraded, further compounding the problem.