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Common Issues with Attic Insulation

Though attic insulation should last for many years, there is always a possibility that it will fail to deliver the efficiency you have come to expect. There are a few common reasons why your attic insulation may not be living up to your standards, such as improper installation and invading pests.

Mold

Mold is one of the most common issues that can be found in attic insulation. If your home is not properly waterproofed or kept free from excess moisture, then you may experience mold in your insulation or around your home. This must be addressed as soon as possible because mold can become a health hazard to your family and pets.

Pests

Attics are dark, often neglected, and filled with prime nesting material, making them the perfect place for rodents and other pests to infest. Pests, such as rats, mice, and bats, can easily make a nest out of your attic insulation. If you find signs of rats in your attic, call for immediate rodent control.

Uneven Distribution

A common problem that can occur is an improper insulation installation. The insulation in your attic, crawl space, or anywhere else in your home should be evenly distributed. There should also be enough insulation to improve and maintain your home’s energy efficiency. Speak with your attic insulation installers if you have any concerns about the distribution and installation of your insulation.

Blocked Vents

Keep all vents leading out of your attic from being blocked. Make sure there are no boxes or insulation blocking these vents. Without proper airflow, your attic and insulation is likely to encounter moisture and develop mold and mildew. In the event that your insulation does cover an attic vent, make sure to install a rafter to allow airflow through.

Don’t let these common issues happen with your attic insulation in San Francisco. With Atticare as your insulation installer, you can rest assured that the job will be done right the first time. Call us at 1-888-743-7243 to schedule a free attic inspection.

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