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How Do I Know if I Need More Attic Insulation?

As you know, Nashville, Tennessee summer months are hot! Are you staying comfortable and cool at home? If you’ve been uncomfortable or have experienced higher energy bills for seemingly no reason, you may need more insulation.

Do you need to insulate your attic? It can be hard to tell. This is where insulation professionals come in! Contact Installed Building Products of Nashville today to insulate your attic—or keep reading if you’re asking yourself, “Do I need more attic insulation?”

Even though it’s best to talk to an insulation company, there are a few things you can do yourself to help determine if you need more insulation. Since the attic is one of the most significant sources of energy loss (a lot of attics aren’t as energy-efficient as they could be!), it’s a great place to start.

Do You Need More Attic Insulation?

Can you see the floor joists (the wooden beams running across the floor) in your attic? If the insulation is level with or below the joists, it’s likely that you need more insulation. If you take a brief look around your attic and you still aren’t sure—or you don’t feel comfortable going up there—call your local insulation company.

Keep in mind that even if you can’t see the floor joists and you think you have enough insulation in the attic, there could be hidden air leaks. Air leaks undermine insulation’s performance and can significantly hinder your home energy efficiency efforts.

Other Signs to Look Out For

There are additional ways to tell if your attic needs to be re-insulated. You most likely may need more attic insulation if:

  • Your energy bills are higher than usual for the time of year
  • The second floor of your home is uncomfortably warm (particularly in the summer)
  • Your heating system is running more than normal in the winter (and cooling system running more in the summer)
  • Snow melts off your roof too quickly
  • Ice dams form on your roof

Air sealing and getting a home energy audit can be beneficial as well, revealing where your home is losing energy and costing you money! This can help you save money in the long-run.

Let us help you maximize your home’s energy efficiency.

The IBP of Nashville team helps northern Tennessee homeowners save money and live more comfortably all winter long and throughout the year with the right insulation solutions—fiberglass and spray foam. We can remove old insulation in your attic (or anywhere else) and replace it with high-quality insulation.

Contact us to learn more about our services or if you’re ready for a FREE estimate for your project. Start improving the energy efficiency and comfort of your home today—start now!

Products We Install
Fiberglass Insulation

Our insulation team adds energy efficiency, comfort & value to homes & buildings.

Spray Foam Insulation

IBP of Nashville is proud to be a leading installer of spray foam insulation.

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