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October 29, 2021


Attic Insulation


How To Know When Your Attic Needs New Insulation

Attics are a part of many homes but are often areas that are the most neglected. Many homeowners have never even once checked to see what their attic looks like! This often leads to many homeowners being completely unaware of the condition of their attic. This can pose a problem as an attic that hasn’t been taken care of can result in roofing problems connected to attic insulation issues, which can cost you thousands.

Frequent attic checkups are the best way to ensure that your attic is in good condition or if repairs need to be involved. Attic insulation is one of the more important things to keep in mind when checking out your attic. We have put together a guide below on what you need to watch for when inspecting your attic.


If there are high levels of moisture in your attic, this can result in the growth of mold or mildew throughout your attic which directly can affect the roofing in your home. If you notice mold or can feel moisture when entering the attic, get in touch with your local attic insulation experts to get your roof back to its optimal performance.


If you notice any creepy crawlers around your attic, this can be an indication that your insulation has an issue. Oftentimes, pests and other bugs burrow within the insulation, damaging it. Topping up your insulation can prevent these issues.

Water Leaks

Damaged insulation or improperly installed insulation can allow water to seep through resulting in water leaks in your attic. If left unattended, water leaks can eventually damage the walls and ceilings in your home. Your trusted attic insulations experts can help you resolve this issue based on the level of damage caused by water leaks.

Higher Than Normal Energy Bills

If your bills have been looking more expensive than usual, it could be due to gaps in the insulation in your home. It is wise to have your attic inspected if this is the case.

Cold Walls And Floors

Step into your attic. Do you notice your feet feeling colder than in and around the rest of your home? Cold walls and floors in your attic are usually a sign of improper insulation.

There are many more situations that can be a result of poor or damaged attic insulation. If you happen to come across these issues when doing an attic inspection or believe that your insulation may be compromised, it is extremely important to have your attic inspected. Turnbull Roofing are Durham regions trusted experts on attic insulation top up services. Call us today at (905) 579-7663.