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Minnesota winters can be harsh with snow, sleet, and icy cold air. This climate is not only hard on you, but also on your home. Minnesota winters play a big role in utility costs and energy efficiency in your home. Most Minnesota homes lack the proper attic insulation and air sealing in the attic space, which causes heat loss and ice dams. Insulation is important in controlling your home’s interior temperature throughout the year and in helping you avoid throwing your hard earned money through the roof.
Here are a few signs of improper insulation:
· Your energy bills are much higher than comparable homes in the area.
· Condensation can be found on the interior walls or ceilings.
· You notice large temperature differences inside your home.
· Wood beams in attic are visible. Attic insulation should cover wood beams by 6”- 10”.
· Ice dams form on your roof’s edge.
The problems that occur from improper attic insulation can lead to much larger problems than high energy bills. Moisture can cause mildew and rotting inside your attic, which may lead to structural issues in your home.
Good attic insulation projects require the proper amount of attic insulation to be installed as well as attic bypasses being sealed to ensure heat doesn’t escape from your home. It’s also important to have proper attic ventilation, allowing fresh air to move into the soffit’s air intake and up through the vent chutes, and exhaust out through the roof deck or gable end vent. With proper attic insulation and ventilation your home should experience controlled temperature environments and lower energy bills, and provide a comfortable place for you and your family to reside.
To help save homeowners money, Minnesota utility companies offer insulation rebates on attic insulation projects completed by professionally licensed contractors. Learn about Minnesota insulation rebates now.
To learn more about attic insulation or attic air sealing, or if you would like to have a professional Minnesota insulation contractor assess your home, contact Stinson Services, Inc. at 952-933-4510 or email@example.com