Top 3 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Attic Insulation

December 18, 2015
Ross and Witmer

Attic insulation can be a messy job whether it’s a do it yourself project or you call in a professional. Fortunately, you will see cost savings and other improvements for your Charlotte, North Carolina home, making the process worth the trouble. Check out the top three signs it is time to replace your attic insulation.

1. Signs of Mold

If you have experienced a lot of rain or flooding in your area, you need to have your insulation checked to see if water may have seeped through the roof. Even if you haven’t noticed any excess water, you should check periodically for any signs of mold on your insulation. If you see any signs of mold, you need to replace your insulation as soon as possible because mold negatively affects the air quality in your home.

2. High Utility Bills

Your HVAC system uses the majority of energy in your home, and a drafty home can account for an increase in your utility bills. If you notice a spike, your attic insulation may be to blame. If you haven’t had your insulation replaced in a while, consider calling in an expert to check it out. Especially before winter, added or new insulation can make a big difference for your utility bills.

3. Signs of Pests

If you’ve noticed some type of infestation in your home, then you may want to check your insulation to see if pests have moved in and made a nest in your insulation. During the winter insects will try to find warm places to live, and your insulation tends to be the perfect spot. If you do have an infestation, you may want to consider replacing the insulation completely to avoid more problems in the future.

Your insulation can make a big difference in your home and comfort especially during cold winter months. If you have any doubts, call 704-392-6188 to speak to the experts at Ross & Witmer to learn more about replacing your insulation.

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