Your attic is a useful, but often overlooked part of your home. It is great for storing unwanted stuff and is the ultimate hiding spot, but did you know that it also plays an important role in the protection and comfort of your home?
It’s true! Homeowners are advised to treat their attic properly so that their home and roof stay in the best condition possible. One of the best things that homeowners can do for their attic is to have it insulated because of all the benefits it provides. Here are three reasons why this is true:
Lower Utility Bills
One of the benefits of insulating your attic is you could be saving up to 15% or more on your energy bills. Energy bills are often dramatically higher in homes that are poorly insulated, as the home’s air handling unit is required to work harder than it should in order to maintain a comfortable temperature. Ensure that your cool/ heated air stays inside your home, and your money stays in your pocket, simply by adding insulation to your attic.
Safer Home Structure
An insulated attic prevents gradual damage to your home, as with age, different heat and moisture levels will begin to affect your attic’s structural security. However, if your attic is properly insulated, it has a less likely chance to be affected by water vapor and subsequent erosion. Insulation can also help prevent the formation of ice dams, swelling, cracking, or softening of the shingles on your roof, and more.
Better Air Quality
Pollutants enter the home through air leaks. Outdoor irritants such as dust, dirt, mold, mildew, fur, and more can therefore enter the home through attics that do not have a proper insulation barrier. Insulating your attic will prevent toxins from entering the home, prevent them from spreading throughout the home, and will help your family breathe better.
Attic insulation is a simple procedure that can drastically change the level of comfort you and your family feel in your home. If you are considering insulating your attic, call Turnbull Roofing, your local Oshawa Roofing Company, today at 905.686.7663!