Insulation is vital to your home. It’s what keeps your property comfortable and energy-efficient. It also helps lower your energy bills, which is vital to old homes, as they are usually under-insulated. That said, even newer homes can benefit from additional insulation.
Storm Master Construction and Roofing, your local roofing contractor, lists four signs that your home is under-insulated.
1. Rooms That Are Unusually Cold or Hot
A clear sign that your home is under-insulated is if there are rooms that are unusually colder or hotter than the others. These are usually the ones below the attic or above the garage. Hot and cold air escapes anywhere in the room, and without insulation, you’ll notice that the area in question will be unusually colder or hotter than it really is.
2. Fluctuating Temperatures
Another sign that your home is under-insulated is if there are fluctuating temperatures around your home. A kitchen that’s chilly when the living room is too warm is a sign that your home is lacking insulation.
The roof is typically the root of the insulation problem, so this is another clear sign that you need to plan a roof repair or replacement project soon. Roofs that are in poor condition will have a negative effect on the insulation and ventilation in your home, so head off this problem by addressing the roof issue right away.
3. Cold Drafts
The easiest way to check if there are cold drafts in your home is by touching the interior walls, floors and ceilings. Ideally, these areas should be warm and dry. If there are cold drafts in your home, you’ll feel that the areas are unusually damp and cold.
4. Higher Energy Bills
Finally, check your home’s energy bills and compare them with your last few bills. If you notice that there are significant spikes in your energy bill, and there are no breaks in your window or door glass and seals, then your home is probably under-insulated. A sudden increase of around a hundred dollars should never be ignored. You can actually “feel” this happening if you have to adjust the thermostat when you didn’t have to before.
As your local roof replacement contractor, our team will help you determine if your home is under-insulated and we’ll make sure to address that through our insulation services. Call us today at (817) 717-5348 to learn more about our services. We are a local roofing contractor serving homeowners in Fort Worth, TX.