Insulation loses up to 40% of its R-value (or ability to prevent heat transfer) when exposed to water. Not to mention mold—which can cause allergy flare-ups—can form on wet insulation and affect other parts of the building.
What are the usual culprits behind damp insulation? And how do you keep your insulation dry? Find out today!
The Usual Culprits Behind Wet Insulation
Uninsulated plumbing and plumbing leaks – Condensation can form on uninsulated pipes and drip onto the insulation. Alternatively, plumbing leaks could be to blame for damp insulation.
Air gaps – Cold air can enter your siding through gaps in your siding or exterior. And when cold air enters a warm environment, it condenses and forms dew drops on insulation, reducing its R-value and raising heating and cooling costs.
Roof leaks – Roof leaks are the usual culprit behind wet insulation.
Clogged gutters – If leaves, twigs, and other debris are preventing water from flowing to the drains, rainwater may overflow from your gutters and spill onto the surface of your roof, increasing the risk of leaks.
Keeping Your Insulation Dry
Routine roof maintenance – Routine maintenance is a must if you want to keep your roof in good condition. It’s important to have a contractor inspect your exterior before the start of winter.
Gutter maintenance – Routine maintenance can help keep your gutters free of clogs, ensuring rainwater is diverted away from your roof and exterior.
Why Install Gutter Guards
Just don’t have the time for chores like gutter cleaning? Or are you looking for ways to reduce your gutter’s maintenance needs? If so, you might want to consider installing Gutter Helmet® systems. Gutter guards prevent leaves, twigs and other debris from entering and clogging your gutters. But unlike other gutter guards, Gutter Helmet is the only one on the market with a Never Clean Your Gutters Again® guarantee.
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