Signs That It's Time to Replace Your Insulation

Signs That It's Time to Replace Your Insulation

Even though insulation is designed for a long service life, it may not always last as long as we would like, for various reasons. Dirt, dust, severe weather, water damage, and mold, along with fire, can cause your insulation to underperform or fail altogether. At Insulation Pros of Colorado, we understand insulation and have many years of experience helping homeowners and others keep their homes cozy and comfortable. It is important you look out for the below signs of failing or inadequate insulation and call for replacement services if you see any red flags:

Unpleasant Odors

Are you noticing certain unappealing smells even after you have done a good cleaning at home and throughout the house? Does the odor have a moldy scent to it? Your insulation may need to be replaced in order to improve indoor air quality. A professional can verify if this is the case or not.

Water Damage

If there are dark or brown areas forming on your ceiling, this often indicates a leak. If your flooring is wet, the same is true – a possible leak. And leaking that stays unaddressed can develop into mold, which can be harmful to your family. Water can damage your insulation and in a round-about-way resulting in water damage. This can occur if a water pipe is not properly insulated. The temperatures in the winter can cause the pipe to burst, producing a larger issue and a potentially more expensive one.

Worsening Allergy Symptoms

If anyone in your home is continuing to experience allergy symptoms that will not subside while in the home, the problem may be mold growth on the insulation, making the allergy symptoms worse.

Heating and Cooling Issues

Poor insulation can create drafts or air movement in certain areas of the home and warmer areas in others. Other than reducing the comfort level in your home, it can force your home to require more energy just to maintain your desired temperature.

An Unusual Rise in Energy Bills

Even though energy bills will naturally rise in the summer and winter compared to other times of the year, if the increase is excessive, the problem may be with the poor performance of your current insulation. Replacing your quality insulation material can help with energy efficiency and energy costs. To learn about the blown-in insulation services our insulation contractors offer at Insulation Pros of Colorado, give us a call today at 970.980.6645 or send us a message through our contact form.