Why You Should Insulate Your Attic

man installing insulation in attic

It’s no secret that insulation is an important factor in keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. No one needs to be told twice to insulate the first and second floors of their homes, but the same cannot be said for the attic. If you have an attic that’s uninsulated, here are some reasons you should consider changing that:

Save Money in the Long Run

Insulation is important because warm air naturally flows to cool air. This means in the summer, warm air will try to get into your house, and in the winter, it will try to leave. Insulation prevents that warm air from passing through the walls.

You may not care exactly how warm or cold your attic is if you don’t spend a lot of time up there. But air can leak through walls and floors, making the rest of your house colder in the winter and hotter in the summer. Heating and cooling account for a large percentage of energy costs in a typical home. Don’t make them more expensive by making your HVAC system work harder. An insulated attic will save you money.

It Keeps Out More Than Just Heat

When air passes through your attic walls, it can bring pollutants such as mold and radon with it. Insulation can prevent this and improve air quality. It can also prevent pests from insects to bird to bats to raccoons from getting through your walls and making your attic their new home.

It Prevents Damage to Your Home

In the winter, a cold attic could mean frozen or burst pipes. But here in the South, you’re far more likely to be dealing with heat-related damage. With enough warm air coming in through your uninsulated attic, it could overheat, leaving you to deal with mold, mildew and wood damage.

Insulating your attic not only saves you money and prevents damage, but it also keeps you from a whole host of other headaches. If you’re looking to have your attic insulated, Wyatt Insulation is here for you. We have more than 13 years of experience installing insulation at homes and businesses. Call 601-334-1041 to schedule an appointment today.

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