19 Mar Benefits of Attic Insulation, Part 2
Attics tend to be dark, out-of-the-way places unless you actually live in them. Because of this, most of the time, they are forgotten or ignored. While this is great with respect to the fact that you probably don’t have time to be constantly checking your attic, when something does go wrong, it could be something seriously wrong before you see any signs of it in your home.
DFW Home Insulation serves the Dallas/Fort Worth area with the best attic insulation and inspection services. When you need insulation, we can help. We offer all different types of insulation, including blown-in insulation and radiant barrier, as well as attic removal services. Below, we’ll continue our look at the benefits of attic insulation services, and invite you to call us today for an attic insulation inspection.
MORE BENEFITS OF ATTIC INSULATION
Prevents Ice Dams
While they are not all that common, ice dams can occur in North Texas. Ice dams happen when you have a vast temperature difference in your attic from the center of your roof to the eaves. What happens is that the snow in the center of your roof begins to melt because your roof is warm, so it flows towards the edge of your roof. However, your roof is cold at the eaves, so this snow has not melted and won’t. Thus, the water gets stuck behind a wall, or dam, of snow and has nowhere to go. This creates a pool of water that can then seep into your roof and cause a lot of water damage — something you definitely do not want to have to deal with. With proper attic insulation, this temperature difference will not exist, so the snow will either melt completely uniformly on your roof or not melt at all.
Creates Better Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is something that people care a lot about, especially those who are suffering from some sort of respiratory condition, such as asthma. Allergens, which are dust, dirt, and pollen, can get into the air, and when breathed in, can irritate or exacerbate your conditions. Other pollutants, such as mold and mildew, can cause the same thing, and may be even worse for your health depending on their type.
When you partner with DFW Home Insulation for proper attic insulation installation, you can help to keep these pollutants at bay because the pollutants will attach themselves to the attic insulation material, instead of being spread throughout your home. If your insulation is old, it may be time for an attic removal service in order to completely rid yourself of these pollutants that your old insulation is harboring. Ask your attic insulation expert today!
Reduces Your Carbon Footprint
Everywhere you turn, people are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, or the amount of natural resources they use. Examples include installing energy-efficient appliances to using recycled materials for your new home build.
Besides saving you money because you are using less energy, this less energy use will translate into fewer natural resources used to produce that energy. When you use fewer natural resources, you help the environment with less carbon emissions. This translates into cleaner air and a healthier planet, not to mention more resources to enjoy for future generations. Imagine the collective effect if we all did that, how much easier our planet would breathe. Every little thing counts — including attic insulation.
Protects Your Home’s Structural Integrity
Rain is beautiful to watch on a lovely spring morning. Sometimes you can almost see the tulips bloom as it does so. Snow is also one of nature’s best creations, with every snowflake ever created being as unique as human beings. While snow and rain are both beautiful to watch, both can be dangerous when they get into places in your home where they should not be, such as your roof.
Attic insulation helps to catch any moisture that does seep in, either from the humid air or from a tiny leak in your roof, so that it does not damage the ceiling and walls of your home. Attic insulation helps to seal and insulate your attic and protect it from the elements that could damage your home.
CHOOSE DFW HOME INSULATION FOR ALL OF YOUR ATTIC INSULATION NEEDS
As we’ve just seen, there are numerous benefits to attic insulation, including reducing your carbon footprint, reducing the risk of ice dams, and protecting your home’s structural integrity. Attic insulation can make your home comfortable both in the summer and in the winter.
DFW Home Insulation offers top-notch attic insulation and attic insulation removal services across the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We also offer attic ventilation, ceiling insulation, garage and garage door insulation, attic prep work, attic ladder replacement services, as well as a plethora of other insulation-related work.
We understand that not many people know the differences in attic materials, which is why we are here to help. We can answer all of your insulation-related questions, as well as explain which type of insulation we believe would benefit you and your home the most. We offer almost every type of attic insulation material and method for your needs, including attic insulation batts, fiberglass, cellulose, blown-in insulation, and radiant barriers. Our mission is to help you enjoy the many benefits listed above of attic insulation, as well as replace any old insulation you may have. Contact us today for an attic inspection!