Jan 29, 2018

Six Signs Your Insulation is Lacking

Your home should be your sanctuary and the one place in the world you feel the most comfortable, figuratively and literally.  If you’re noticing any of these six signs, your best course of action is to reach out to a reputable insulation contractor that put together a plan tailored for your unique situation.

Ice Dams: One of the most damaging ways lackluster insulation in your home can spell trouble is through the creation of an ice dam.  They’re created when warm air in your home filters up to your unheated attic, creating warm areas on your roof.  These warm areas lead to melting snow, which trickles down the slope of your roof.  Upon reaching cold overhangs, the water refreezes.  As the process repeats itself, ice builds up along a home’s eaves, causing the ice to dam.  The problem with this scenario is that over time the ice dam causes water back up under your shingles and into the rooms of your home.  Insulation that becomes wet due to ice dams becomes moldy and must be replaced.ice dam

Skyrocketing Utility Bills: If you’re noticing steady increases in your utility bills over the past few years and you haven’t been tampering with your thermostat, it’s probable that your home’s insulation needs to be reexamined.  It’s possible that your attic’s blown-in insulation may have settled, rendering it less efficient.  A result can be areas of your home that are left vulnerable to frigid temperatures.  This causes your furnace to work harder, raising your utility bills all while allowing the heat you paid for to filter out through your walls and attic.

Drafty Rooms:  If a professional has ruled out windows and doors as the issue, it’s quite possible that your attic insulation is to blame.  That’s because when there isn’t an adequate barrier between exterior air and interior atmosphere, cold drafts can permeate a home.

Chilly Walls & Ceilings:  As a rule, interior ceilings and walls should feel warm and dry.  If you touch them and notice dampness and coolness, it’s a red flag that more insulation needs to be added.  Do note that exterior walls will be cooler because insulation is preventing interior air from exiting the home.kitchen

Frigid Flooring: This scenario often incorrectly gets blamed on your home’s furnace not functioning, as it should.  However, it can actually be a sign of insulation in need of improvement.  In most homes, air movement typically contributes to an uneven indoor temperature.  Due to the fact that hot air rises and cold air falls, interior temperatures are impacted on each floor in the house.  Homes with poor insulation permit cold air to filter in during the winter months, causing floors to be colder than they should be.

Inconsistent Home Temperatures:  Proper levels of home insulation means the temperature within your home remains the same throughout.  If you’re noticing dramatic differences between rooms not caused by your thermostat, it’s likely your insulation has something to do with it.

Noticing Any of These Signs?  Here’s How We Can Perform a Home Performance Test to Maximize Your Home’s Energy Efficiency: 

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Bruce H.
Robbinsale, MN
November 8, 2019

"Communication was excellent. We asked questions throughout the process and received timely and helpful information. Workers were skilled."

Kathryn R.
Hudson, WI
October 17, 2019

"I highly recommend Lindus Construction. They provide knowledgeable assessment with options for our consideration. All personnel develop a positive working relationship that goes above and beyond the requirements. Their honesty, communication, expertise, and hard work is exceptional. We have had both LeafGuard® and attic insulation successfully completed by Lindus. We are looking forward to our next project."

Marilyn L.
River Falls, WI
August 23, 2019

"Animals (bats and squirrels) caused a lot of damage in our attic. All the insulation had to be removed and replaced as well as vents repaired. They told us when they would do it and how long it would take and it was done on time. They did not make a mess and all the workers were very courteous and listened to our concerns. We would do work with Lindus again. They want to do things right!"

Don W.
Plymouth, MN
April 26, 2019

"Our experience with Lindus was and is terrific! We would recommend you to our friends anytime.  Thanks so much for being there for us."

Leon & Alma S.
Golden Valley, MN
April 5, 2019

"I have been incredibly pleased with all the work that Lindus has done at my home roof, gutters, insulation, egress window, and 3 major remodels over the years. I'm a great fan of Lindus and all the people that work with and for them. Plus follow up is outstanding if there are questions.  I am an extremely happy customer, and looking forward to my next project with Lindus."

Annette A.
St. Louis Park, MN
February 25, 2019
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