Friday, June 5th, 2020 by Marco Campos
Your home, attic and basement insulation is generally hidden from view, so it’s often difficult to tell when it’s time to replace your insulation or add some where there wasn’t any before. If you’re wondering whether it’s time to insulate your home or replace old insulation, we have six signs that will help you determine when to call a pro.
1. Chilly floors in the winter
If you’re used to walking around barefoot at home or leaving your socks off while wearing your slippers, you may notice that the floors feel a lot colder than they used to. That’s a you’re your home could use an upgrade.
2. Changing temperatures indoors
How many trips to the thermostat have you taken today? When there are more temperature fluctuations than usual, especially if you seem to have to turn up and down the thermostat more often, your crawl space, basement or attic insulation needs a thorough assessment and perhaps an overhaul.
3. Those whopping energy bills
Right along with having to turn up or turn down the thermostat is seeing the result on your latest energy bill. Poor, or too little, insulation in the home is not energy efficient, and will result in quite an expensive gas, oil or electric bill.
4. Basement is too cold or too moist at certain times of the year
If you’ve noticed that your basement seems wetter, damper and colder, throughout the year, then it’s a sign that you need better insulation in the basement walls, floors and ceiling. Replacing or upgrading insulation in the basement will have a positive effect on the climate — and your comfort — throughout the entire home.
5. Pests have invaded
Those creepy crawlers, such as mice, squirrels, bats and termites, can take up residence in your attic or crawl space when your insulation isn’t up to par. They can gnaw on your electrical system, leave droppings and dirt and just keep making more rodents and bugs if allowed to stay. Replacing your insulation will help keep those critters at bay.
6. The crawl space is damp, dirty and moldy
If your current insulation is damp and moldy, it must be replaced. It’s likely the culprit making your crawl space or basement damp and moldy, too. On the flip side, a damp basement will cause the insulation to become wet and moldy, and mold can be dangerous to your family’s health.
Foamco offers a variety of options for insulating your foundation and your entire home, so if you see any of these signs, contact them for a complete inspection. They’ll describe all of the insulation products they install — all designed to withstand water and moisture and provide you with greater comfort from the ground up.
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