How Poor Insulation Installation Can Come Back to Haunt You

Posted - October 16, 2020
A house wrapped in a scarf to represent good good insulation.

Although everyone likes to save money where they can, insulation installation is one service you don’t want performed in a rush to reduce expenses. Poor insulation installation may temporarily keep your home comfortable, but as home health experts, we guarantee a lacking job will haunt a family in more ways than one.

What Are Common Insulation Installation Mistakes?

When your insulation is installed in a hurry, major mistakes can be made that leave you paying the price in the long-term. Some of the most common mistakes we find ourselves fixing for our customers are:

  • Unsealed top plates to your attic drywall
  • Lack of sealing around windows
  • Misaligned contact with the air barrier

All of these issues and more can lead to several issues within the home that impact your household’s budget, health, and comfort. Here’s a closer look at some of the ways that poor insulation installation can impact your comfort.

Increased Levels of Moisture in Your Home

Moisture in the home is something that every owner wants to have as little of as possible. While bathing, cooking and the use of humidifiers creates natural moisture, poor insulation can exacerbate the levels your family is exposed to.

When your home suffers from excess moisture:

  • Your attic can experience unnecessary condensation
  • Your doors and windows may swell up and become “sticky”
  • Condensation inside your home on its windows
  • Mold and mildew grow throughout your home, posing a health hazard to the inhabitants of your home.

Insufficient Air Flow

When your insulation isn’t effectively installed, the air flow in your home occurs at uneven levels. As your HVAC system pumps heat or cold air through your vents, some rooms may experience irregular temperatures while others are completely unaffected by your unit.

Allowing this to persist leads to:

  • Increased system maintenance
  • General discomfort
  • Indoor Humidity
  • Mold and mildew growth

High Energy Bills

Poor insulation often leads to gaps in your home’s protection creating air leaks that cause your HVAC system to work overtime. When that happens, your energy bill will quickly soar to extremes that are a telltale sign that something isn’t right within your home’s insulation systems.

How Can You Determine an Insulation Problem?

Although you may be able to point out that you have an insulation problem, an expert’s touch is required to determine the root of your insulation problems. An inspection from a home health professional can help you find the problem areas fast and provide you with a solution that keeps your home well-insulated for the long-term.

Schedule Home Health Inspections and Insulation Replacement With Advanced Home Comfort

Your home’s health is essential to your family’s comfort, and comfort starts with sufficient insulation. If your family is living in discomfort because of a rushed insulation job,

Advanced Home Comfort is Dallas’ premiere team of home health experts and will efficiently install the proper insulation that keeps your home’s temperature regulated and evenly distributed. Contact us today to schedule a home inspection and learn more about our related services.