Let Mother Nature Check Your Insulation For You

1/13/2011

Wondering if your home needs new or additional insulation? Here's an easy way to tell.

Keep an eye on the snow amounting on your roof (except in cases of extreme snowfall, it's usually best to leave the snow on your roof and let the sun melt it). Take note of any uneven melting, which can indicate poor insulation in your attic as the heat from your home seeps through and melts the snow. 

Take this additional precaution at the same time—if you see any ice build up around the eaves, act quickly! Water that becomes backed up underneath your roof shingles can leak into your home.