2 Signs That Your Home Needs New Insulation

If you moved into a home that already had insulation in the walls, you might have thought that you are fine and will not have to worry about that type of renovation. However, most insulation types do not last forever and since you might not know when the insulation was put in, you need to know what signs to look for when it comes to the need for new insulation. After all, the insulation in your walls could be as old as the house itself. Take a moment to review the following signs that your home is in need of an insulation renovation.

Trouble Keeping The Home The Right Temperature

It is important to remember that insulation is not only used to keep the warm air in your home during the winter, but to keep the cold air conditioned air in during the summer. Therefore, have you noticed that whether it is summer or winter, you have been having trouble keeping your home at the temperature that you desire. Instead of continuing to deal with the lack of comfort and the increased utility bills, you might want to consider replacing all of the insulation in your home.

The Walls Feel Cold During The Winter 

Do not make the mistake of assuming that it is natural for your walls to feel cold to the touch during the winter. Sure, it might be extremely cold outside and that cold air is pushing against the outside of your house. However, if your home was properly insulated, the coldness would never be able to reach the interior walls of your home, even if those walls do line the perimeter of the home. So, if you have not noticed the temperature of the walls before, it is time to check. You can simply touch the walls with your bare hands or get a little more technical and use a quality laser thermometer to determine the temperature of the walls. The walls should be close to the temperature that you have your home set at, if not slightly off. 

With these two signs in mind, you should have no problem determining whether you are going to need to call in a contractor (such as one from M L W Contracting Ltd general contractors) for a little home renovation. Once you have the new insulation in place, you should be able to notice a difference in the temperature of your home in a very short amount of time.