Keep Your Home Cozy by Insulating Your Attic for Winter
Ensuring that you are properly insulating your attic for winter is a key part of readying your home for the coming cold season. As the clock falls back an hour and the north wind begins to blow, we’re all looking forward to curling up indoors during the longer dark winter nights. But many homeowners forget their attics and the huge impact they can have on the comfort of your entire home.
Stay warm this winter and benefit from of insulating your attic
The roof is hiding one of your most underused rooms - the attic. While you may not use it like a room, what you choose to put (or not to put) in it will have an effect on the rooms below. At EcoStar Insulation, we recommend insulating your attic for winter with spray foam insulation because of its multiple advantages and benefits. With spray foam, your home stays warmer in the winter months and cooler in the summer, you gain an excellent moisture and sound barrier, and, most importantly, you save on your monthly heating and cooling bills as the increased insulation helps to reduce the load on your furnace.
Your attic insulation may be decaying, damaged or moldy- get it checked out
At EcoStar, we’ve been into many attics where we’ve found old, damaged or moldy insulation. So many contractors and home builders rely on this stuff because it’s cheap and easy to install, but over the years and decades it eventually wears down and loses its efficacy. We use spray foam insulation when it comes to insulating your attic for winter in part because it needs one application. That’s it. Unlike fibreglass or batt-type insulation, spray foam isn’t susceptible to water or moisture, pests or age. With one application, you gain many years of stress-free insulation that fills the cracks and gaps that are allowing heat to escape your home.
Attics are “cold zones” and can lead to moisture damage if not properly insulated
Improperly insulated attics are also prone to mold growth. As a ‘cold zone,’ your attic should be roughly the same temperature as the outside air. With a poorly insulated attic, heat escapes from rooms below and meets cold air in your attic, which causes any moisture in the air to condense and collect on supports, old insulation, or anything stored up there. Within 48 hours of that moisture, mold can begin to grow and it can quickly colonize your attic before it moves onto the rest of your house. Besides the structural and property damage it can cause, mold also causes allergies and health effects that range from moderate to severe - for young, elderly, or those suffering from chronic illnesses, mold can mean more frequent visits to the doctor - or ER.
Insulating your attic for an effective moisture barrier and air sealant
By insulating your attic for winter with spray foam insulation, you gain an effective moisture barrier and sealant all in one. Expanding upon application, spray foam insulation effectively closes cracks that may be letting warm air or moisture to enter your attic, and unlike traditional insulation, spray foam makes sure all those hard to reach curves and peaks in your attic are covered, which has the added bonus of ensuring ice damming no longer happens along the perimeter of your attic. Once set, spray foam insulation ensures that your attic remains at a steady temperature and is able to do its job right.
Insulating your attic for winter with spray foam requires a professional application, and specialty tools and procedures to ensure that you get a high-quality installation and a properly set product. At EcoStar Insulation, our specialty is spray foam, and our priority is customer satisfaction. Get in touch with us today to learn more about insulating your attic for winter.