Winter is quickly approaching in Michigan, and that means the extremely cold temperatures we’re accustomed to are on the way. Even for Michigan residents accustomed to living with the bitter cold our state is notorious for, this weather can be difficult. That’s why helping your home’s HVAC system heat your home at its highest level of performance is absolutely crucial to getting through the winter. This is especially true in older homes, where drafts can add up to shockingly high energy bills.
No amount of bundling up in cozy sweaters will help you stay comfortable if your home’s insulation is lacking. That’s why in this post, our insulation contractors at J&J Roofing in Roseville will break down some of the things you need to know about updating your attic insulation this year.
Consider Past Winters in Your Home
If you’re not sure if your insulation needs to be updated before the winter hits, the first thing you should do is reflect on how your home performed last winter. How high were your heating bills? If you ended up shelling out more than anticipated for your monthly energy costs, it is without a doubt time to update your home’s insulation.
Next, reflect on your roof’s performance last year. If you recall ice dams collecting on your roof, this is a sign your insulation is inadequate and needs to be updated. Doing so can lower your energy costs and prevent unwanted damage to your roof and home.
Time for a Walk-Through Assessment
Once you’ve considered your home’s past performance, it’s a good idea to perform a walk-through evaluation of your insulation needs. If there are drafts or uneven temperatures anywhere in your home, you many need to have your insulation updated. While you’re walking through your home, take notes on the draftiest areas to share with our insulation contractors.
We can update the insulation in more than just your attic, including:
● Crawl spaces
Contact Our Home Insulation Contractors for Your Insulation Quote
With winter’s chill just around the corner, there are plenty of great things to look forward to just ahead of us. Updating your insulation now means you can spend your time focusing on the holidays and relaxing by the fireside rather than shivering under parkas in your home to keep costs down.
At J&J Roofing, our seasoned contractors also offer residential roofing and gutter services. We can also help with financing options. Get your free insulation estimate at 586-445-6455 or contact us to discuss payment options.