Insulation update

7 Jan 2014

If you see these, you likely need more insulation

If you see these, you likely need more insulation

Two years ago, we added significant insulation to our attic and the walls of our house. We haven’t seen any icicles since.  I know how much kids like to throw snowballs at them and how pretty they can be. However, they can cause significant damage when melting snow gets trapped behind “ice dams” and they are a signal that heat is escaping to the roof through attic – heat that should be staying in the house.

I know that the investment we made insulating the house hasn’t paid for itself yet, but every little bit helps, and it’s nice to know that the energy I’m buying to heat my home is staying inside as long as possible rather than rushing up through my attic, particularly while we deal with the polar vortex.

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