Heat passes easily through a poorly insulated attic. In the winter, heated interior air rises naturally by convection and escapes into the attic through numerous air leaks. Conductive heat loss through the cold ceiling makes rooms directly beneath the attic even colder.
The problem reverses on a hot summer day, as attic temperatures rise to the 140 degree range and heat moves into your living space, creating uncomfortably hot rooms that are expensive to cool. Often, these overheated rooms are bedrooms, adding to the homeowner’s frustrations.
If you’re worried about insufficient attic insulation in your home, we can help!
6 signs of inadequate attic insulation
Rooms directly beneath the attic get too hot or too cold at certain times of the year – even though other parts of the house remain comfortable
High electric bills
Cold drafts in certain parts of the house during wintertime
Attic floor joists are visible above or between existing attic insulation
Less than 10 in. of attic insulation
Attic ductwork is exposed above insulation layer