The attic is one of the primary gateways between your home and the outside world. And if you’re not performing a yearly checkup, you could be missing several issues that can affect your interior comfort, as well as the structural integrity of your home. Here are three reasons why it’s necessary to schedule checkups for your attic.
- You could be overlooking water damage.
When rain or melted ice is allowed to enter your attic, it can damage insulation and other housing materials. A leaky roof also provides a haven for mold growth and can lead to rot. By checking your attic annually for signs of leaks, you can catch the problem early on before it has the chance to do any more harm to your home.
- You might not be aware of insect or rodent damage.
If you haven’t checked your attic in a while, you may be in for an unfortunate surprise. Rodents and insects that have been allowed to enter your home can do a number on your attic insulation, wires, pipes and other housing materials and may also pose a health hazard. In addition, damaged insulation can send your energy bill skyrocketing, so it’s important to check on your attic from time to time.
- You may be missing out on attic insulation energy savings.
The right attic insulation boosts your energy savings by keeping heat or air conditioning in and the weather out. If your home’s current insulation is old or damaged or has an inadequate R-value, your HVAC system may be working overtime to compensate for the energy lost out of your attic, which can lead to huge upticks in your monthly heating and cooling bills.
If you notice water or rodent damage or faulty insulation, contact the professionals at Atticare. During your free inspection and on-site evaluation, we’ll get to the root of your problem, and make recommendations to remedy the situation.