An Insulated Home: Your Winter Defense Mechanism

Want to know the best defense against a cold, drafty winter? An insulated home. If you're grasping onto waning sunshine and warm temperatures but dreading the inevitability of winter—you'll want to make sure your home is insulated.

Why You Need Insulation

Insulation is a product specifically designed to stop the movement of heat. As winter approaches, homeowners in DeKalb are less concerned about keeping heat out (that's a summer mindset). They are more aware of keeping the cold out - and the heat in. Without insulation wrapping around your home like a coat, you'll be at the mercy of the ebbs and flows of winter temperatures.

Evaluating Insulation

Unfortunately, it's difficult to eyeball insulation as it is hidden behind walls, floors, and ceilings. Only a thermographic inspection can determine if the walls are insulated and whether the insulation is doing its job. With a special tool that gauges heat, an insulation pro can evaluate how well the home's insulation performs. The assessment will show areas where insulation is lacking entirely. These are areas where cold air will breeze on through your walls, where old insulation needs a boost, and where insulation is doing its job. In addition, the thermographic scan can be used for the entire home. You can kill two birds with one stone by scheduling a thermal scan of your home's wall and attic insulation to assess its efficacy.

You can also take a peek in your attic to determine how well insulation is faring there. In an unfinished space, insulation should "spill" over the floor joists. If you can see the floor joists, that's a sign that you should at least get an expert to evaluate the insulation. Call in a pro to assess the condition of the attic.

For help with insulation questions or concerns, contact Findlay Roofing today! We are happy to help with insulation problems, home efficiency and energy savings. Call us to schedule a free consultation.

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