Every square foot of your home can be uncomfortable and while it’s different spaces, the cause is the same – little to no insulation.
Let’s start from the top of the house and work our way right down to the bottom.
You’re likely wondering how little to no insulation in your attic can affect your home’s comfort and it’s really easy – heat rises and without insulation to stop it that heat is going right out through your roof.
You want that heat to stay in your home and circulate throughout.
Another comfort issue you’ll find with no insulation in the attic is a second story that is too hot during the summer. Again, that heat is going to rise essentially turning your upstairs into an oven.
Next up, The first floor of your home.
Imagine that cold winter air creeping inside your home. You feel those cold drafts creeping in, but where are they coming from?
With no insulation to slow it down or stop it, that cold air is coming in through your exterior walls.
The same thing is happening in the summer – hot air is coming in through the walls leaving you to try and make the house cooler any way possible.
Crawl Space / Rim Joist
Finally, let’s talk about what happens if your crawl space and rim joist don’t have insulation.
Are you finding that you have to wear two pairs of socks to walk across your wood floors? That is all of the outside air coming in up through the crawl space and rim joist making your floors cold.
As you can see, a lack of insulation in your home is responsible for all of the comfort issues you experience year-round, but how do you fix it?