When To Call For A Ceiling Insulation Inspection

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When To Call For A Ceiling Insulation Inspection

16 July 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Insulation is used in almost every part of your home to keep you protected from the outside temperatures. You have insulation in your walls, floor and, perhaps most importantly during winter, your ceiling. Everyone knows that hot air rises and with poor ceiling insulation you will likely lose a lot of this created heat. But how do you know when your ceiling insulation is beginning to fail and when you should call for a ceiling insulation inspection? There are a few key red flags that you need to be on the lookout for that will let you know exactly when you should call for a ceiling insulation expert.

Sounds Of Animals In Your Roof

Unfortunately even a newly laid bed of insulation can be disrupted by curious animals looking to make a new shelter. If you hear any sort of disturbance that you think is an animal in your attic or ceiling, then you should call for an insulation check. Even if they haven't ripped out any of your insulation, chances are that they have moved it by accident, and if left alone, this will lead to inefficient insulation that is extra thick in some areas and bare in others. Always make sure to call a pest removal company first to make sure there is no nasty surprise for your insulation expert.

Power Bill Growing

If power rates have not gone up but your power bill is clearly skyrocketing anyway, then you may want to consider getting your insulation checked out. There is always going to be some natural degradation of insulation over time, but large spikes like that indicate that there is a leak somewhere. These insulation leaks can be patched up with spray foam or you may need to redo the whole area with batts of insulation laid out. Whatever the case may be, it will be cheaper, in the long run, to solve it now.

Moving Into A New House

You simply never know how well someone has looked after the insulation in their property, so it is always a good idea to get it thoroughly investigated when moving into a new property. Much of the time, all that needs to be done is a little bit of a patch-up of slightly old insulation, but if there are major issues, then you should want to know about it sooner, rather than when you are actually relying on it to stay warm in winter or cool during summer. Reach out to a professional for information about ceiling insulation