Anatomy Of A Roof: Why Attic Insulation Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Anatomy Of A Roof: Why Attic Insulation Shouldn't Be Ignored

Attic insulation plays a vital role in the anatomy of an attic, ensuring your home stays warm and your roof remains in good condition. Since insulation isn’t something you see or deal with in your home every day, you might not think about it much. However, understanding the anatomy of your attic and the importance of attic insulation can be helpful as a homeowner in a cold climate.

Purpose of Attic Insulation

Attic insulation helps keep air from escaping through your roof while preventing outside from getting into your home. Insulation is typically placed between and over floor joists in unfinished attics. Options for insulation include loose-fill and batts or rolls available in different materials, such as fiberglass, cellulose, and mineral wool.

Attic insulation helps limit air movement in your home. This means warmer air won’t get out during winter, and cooler air won’t escape during summer. Outdoor air won’t make your house hotter in summer or colder in winter when your attic is adequately insulated.

Benefits of Attic Insulation

Having attic insulation in the right amount can help keep your home warmer when it’s cold out. Heated air stays inside your home, while cold air stays out. This can help you save money on your heating bills. When it’s hot out, attic insulation can help prevent hot air from getting into your home. This can help you lower your cooling bills.

Signs of Attic Insulation Problems

Your attic might have poor insulation if your electric bills are higher than usual or if your home feels drafty. You can go into your attic to see if you have enough or have roofing professionals check for you. Other signs to watch for include pests in your insulation or wet areas.

During the Inspection Process

When you have a roof inspected, your roofing technician can look at the attic insulation and make a recommendation.

If you suspect you are having roofing problems, please contact Adam Vaillancourt Roofing. Our roofers provide attic ventilation, inspection, and roofing services for homeowners in Southern New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts.