While insulation is long-lasting, it’s not forever lasting. All insulation should be updated every 15+ years to ensure maintained and maximised temperature regulation. But how do you know when your insulation needs reinstallation? Here are 5 signs that your home needs new insulation in the ceiling, roof and underfloor areas.
1. Changing Inside Temperatures
If the temperature of your house is constantly changing, that’s a sure sign that your insulation needs reviewing and most likely, should be replaced. Over time, insulation can shift in positions, especially in the attic and roof, allowing cold and hot heat into the property, reducing the effectiveness of temperature regulations. Sometimes fresh insulation is all that’s necessary to rectify the issue; however, in many cases, new insulation is needed.
2. High Energy Bills
A high (and surprising) energy bill can often indicate the need for new insulation. Any insulation which is incomplete or lacking, causes external weather to flow into the household. In both the summer and winter seasons, you’ll be relying upon the air conditioner and heater more than needed.
3. Animal Infestation
If animals such as mice, roaches, rats, snakes or even bats, or evidence of their habitation such as bite marks, feces and tearing, are present in our household, now is the time to replace your insulation. And so so, immediately! See animals love insulation because it’s warm, and are likely to lay eggs and reproduce in this comforting environment.
4. Wet Insulation
If the insulation becomes moist, damp, wet or even covered in ice, your insulation must be replaced immediately. Any insulation impacted will grow mould which can produce harmful toxins into the air, and the moisture makes the insulation even less effective.
5. Indoor Drafts
Drafts inside the home can often be a result of poor or worn-out insulation. Where the blockage between the outside atmosphere and indoors isn’t enough, cold drafts make themselves present. If you notice a few odd drafts, even after the home is completely shut-up, check your insulation!
For Perth families who are interested in getting fresh new insulation installed, we recommend contacting the Mr Insulation team. With decades of experience in the industry, Mr Insulation is known for high-quality workmanship that spans an array of services. Further, Mr Insulation only uses high-quality and environmentally-friendly insulation products from leading suppliers such as Bradford, Kingspan and Knauf.