Categories for Attic Insulation

Five Tips for Better Attic Insulation Efficiency

February 8, 2021

Nearly 85 percent of a home’s heat loss happens through the attic. When your attic is not insulated, you lose heat, which escapes your home and raises your utility bills as your HVAC system works harder. However, even the best-insulated attics need maintenance to stay efficient. Here are five tips on how to make your Northern California attic more energy efficient: Seal cracks: Attic air leaks are a common culprit when energy efficiency drops. Cracks, holes and weak points throughout the attic allow outdoor air inside, where it works against your HVAC. Start by sealing these cracks and gaps and... View Article

Is It Time for New Attic Insulation?

January 25, 2021

An insulated attic offers a tight seal to keep heat in your home during the winter. If insulation deteriorates, you face drafts and high energy bills and leave your home vulnerable to rodents, allergens and mold. Here are six signs showing when it’s time to replace your home insulation in Northern California: Rodent infestation: If your home was rodent-free for years, and now you experience mice or rats, the problem may be your insulation. Rodents love to nest in damaged insulation, and as they get cozy, they add to the wear and tear. If you find droppings and pieces of... View Article

Could Improperly Installed Attic Insulation Make You Sick?

December 28, 2020

Too many homeowners in Northern California believe they can get away with cutting out the middle man and installing insulation by themselves. They’ll end up suffering the consequences later on, because the truth is that improperly installed attic insulation can make you sick. Below are some of the amateur mistakes people make during a poor installation and the health risks that come as a result. Wrong material for the attic Not every type of insulating material is suitable for all areas of the home. For instance, fiberglass insulation has to be in a completely dry environment. If your attic suffers... View Article

How Often Should I Replace Attic Insulation?

November 6, 2020

The average person doesn’t spend a ton of time up in their attic, so it’s easy to forget everything that’s up there. However, the attic holds some of the most important insulation for your home. Attic insulation is crucial for both keeping your home comfortable throughout the year and ensuring that it’s energy efficient. Unfortunately, attic insulation doesn’t last forever. After about 15 years, homeowners should consider replacing attic insulation in Northern California. Some folks may need to replace their insulation sooner than that, though. Here are few signs that it’s time to replace your attic insulation: Higher energy bills:... View Article

Why Invest in Attic Insulation This Spring?

March 12, 2020

Your home’s insulation is essential when it comes to promoting energy efficiency in your house and keeping you and your family comfortable. Unfortunately, there are lots of common weak spots in home insulation that many homeowners aren’t even aware of. You might not know it, but your attic is one of the places in your home that is most likely to let drafts in during the winter and increase temperatures in your home during the summer. This spring, it may be smart to think about the benefits of attic insulation installation in Northern California for your home. Reasons to invest... View Article

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