Minnesota’s winter weather isn’t for everyone. To make matters worse, the days are longer in the winter, meaning we have fewer hours of sunlight that could lessen the impact of our uncomfortable winter days. The easiest way to reduce the impact of temperatures just above zero is to stay warm by ensuring your insulation is in top-notch shape.

Understanding the Benefits of Proper Insulation

It’s not enough to merely have insulation in your home. As a homeowner, it’s important that you have the right type and amount of insulation in your home for your safety. Your insulation is one of the best defenses you can use to stave off high electric bills and to ensure that you are comfortable in your home. Beyond the temperature in your home, inadequate insulation can lead to ice dams that damage your roof and cause leaks.

Is Your Home Properly Insulated?

You don’t have to be a professional to determine if your home is properly insulated. In fact, just by observing what is happening around your home, along with the way your insulation looks, you can easily determine if you need more insulation in your home. The following are a few signs you need to add more insulation or you need to replace your insulation.

  • The temperature in your home seems erratic.
  • Your energy bills are getting expensive.
  • You have ice dams.
  • You see critters crawling.
  • Your insulation is moist.
  • Your home seems unusually drafty.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then you should hire a professional, such as our team here at The Construction Group.

How to Properly Insulate Your Home

When it comes to insulating your home, your best bet is to hire a professional. At The Construction Group, our years of experience will help you reign in your insulation problems, and place you back in control of your energy costs. In addition to detecting problems with your insulation, we also have the ability to fix problems we uncover.

Do you suspect your insulation is working against you? If you do, then you should call us immediately so that your home is ready for winter.