It’s an extremely common problem that homes lose tremendous amounts of their heat energy through insufficiently insulated attic areas. When attics are poorly insulated it leaves no protection for ceilings, which become sponges for the thermal energy that is escaping through them. The rooms that are situated underneath these ceilings become colder, forcing your heater to work much harder than it has to work. Since hot air rises up naturally, this area becomes a prime culprit for unnecessary increases in your energy bill due to heat loss. Avoid this issue by having our insulation specialists come and install high quality insulation in your attic to fix this problem.
What we do to upgrade insulation
The first step in fixing an insufficiently insulated attic is to make a visual inspection of the area and see where insulation is lacking; anything thickness less than a certain number of centimeters is noted. After this we seal any places where air is leaking into or out of the attic, creating a more closed environment. Ducts will be sealed and insulated as well, which ensures that as the air travels through the ducts energy is not lost. Finally we finish the installation by remedying the areas where insulation is insufficient, bringing the thickness level up to par with what you need to have proper insulation.
Benefits of better insulation
The many benefits of having a properly insulated attic are definitely worth it to you as a homeowner who wants to increase comfort levels and save money. Poorly insulated attics create frigid zones in your home during the winter time and suck cold, conditioned air temperatures away during the scorching summer months. Having proper insulation ensures that everyone who is living in the house experiences well-regulated and proper temperatures all throughout the home, eliminating rooms that are either way too cold or way too hot.
The tell-tale signs of bad insulation
There are a plethora of signs that point to poor insulation of your attic area. The first and most obvious sign of bad insulation is that rooms underneath the poorly insulated areas never seem to be the same temperature of the other rooms in the house, either being too cold or too hot. If you are to climb up into your attic you will see that some spots have low amounts of insulation, exposing the wooden floor joists that should have been buried under the insulation. It is also possible to measure the amount of insulation you have- anything less than the recommended amount of thirteen to sixteen inches of insulation means that you don’t have enough.
Save more money
In the long run you will save a tremendous amount of money by upgrading your insulation with the help of insulation installation professionals like Seattle Insulation Co. We guarantee that your energy bill will be lower and your quality of life will be higher after we come in to assess the severity of your insulation needs and rectify the issue by having high quality insulation installed in the trouble spots. If you suspect that you are losing money month after month due to insufficient insulation in your attic, call Seattle Insulation Co today for the best attic insulation in Seattle.