Now that the cold days of winter are here, home insulation has never been more important. Insulation helps keep your heat indoors even when the temperature is freezing outdoors. Many parts of your home play a role in your insulation but the biggest contributors are your roof and your siding. This is why many homeowners take care of their roof repair and maintenance needs just before the season changes, to help improve their energy efficiency.
You might not recognize it now but poor insulation can lead to a lot of bigger problems in your home, from driving up your utility bills to lowering your overall comfort levels. Identifying insulation problems can be difficult but our experts at Moss Roofing recommend keeping an eye out for these sure signs.
Cold Walls, Cold Windows
A “touch test” is perhaps the most straightforward way to see if you need a siding repair or a full replacement. The indoor side of a properly insulated wall should never feel cold. Touch certain parts of your wall to determine areas where the insulation might not be enough or is already failing. These areas should feel much colder than other parts of your home.
High Temperatures, High Bills
When warm air escapes from your home, your heating system has to work twice as hard just to maintain a comfortable temperature. Over time, this translates to higher energy bills. Review your bills over the last few months. A steadily increasing bill can be a sign of faulty insulation.
Drafty Doors, Drafty Windows
Getting a siding replacement is a good way to improve the insulation in your home but it’s also important to pay attention to your doors and windows. Drafts can be a sign that the weatherstripping protecting your windows have failed and must be replaced. For older windows, consider upgrading to energy-efficient ones for your next replacement to really enhance your insulation.
With superior siding boards and roofing systems, our professionals at Moss Roofing can help you find the right energy-efficiency solutions for your home. Give us a call at (317) 784-3227 or fill out our contact form and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Fishers and Indianapolis as well as other surrounding areas in Indiana.