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September 10, 2018


Roof Repairs


Why is My Home Losing Heat?

As weather temperatures begin to dip many are already transitioning from lighter t-shirts to sweaters and hoodies. And beverages such as cold lemonade are being swapped out for hot chocolate. Colder temperatures can make time indoors much more appealing as we seek warmth. But, what if you can’t escape the cold even in your house? In the winter months, the last issue you’ll want to deal with is a home that isn’t properly retaining heat. So, if your house is colder than it should be, you could be dealing with any of these issues.

Non-Energy Efficient Windows

When was the last time you had the windows in your home replaced? Outdated windows can have a weak seal, which allows outdoor air to enter your home and drop the temperature.

Poorly Insulated Attic

Another potential culprit of your home losing heat would be damaged or insufficient attic insulation. Attic insulation plays a vital role in regulating your home’s temperature, and if your attic’s temperature varies greatly from the rest of your house this could be your problem. Feeling drafts of wind in your attic is another clear sign that this space in your home is not properly insulated.

Leaking Roof

The final reason we’ll explore as to why your home isn’t staying warm is a roof leak. This can be a difficult problem to address as many cracks aren’t easily identifiable. One method of spotting potential areas is standing outside, at a reasonable distance from your roof, and looking for any imperfections or cracks that may appear on your roof.

At Turnbull Roofing, we want your home to be properly prepared for the upcoming Ontario winter. If you feel your roof isn’t prepared for the winter wonderland to come, reach out and we’d love to help you get your roof ready.