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5 Compelling Signs That Your Attic Isn’t Insulated Properly

Most people are aware that there is a space between the roof and the ceiling of the upper floor, but many people have never actually opened the access panel to their attic. This means that they are unaware of the condition of their attic insulation.

If you notice either of these signs, it is important to take action to improve the insulation in your attic. This will help to prevent further damage to your roof and keep your home more comfortable.  

1) Presence of Ice Dams  

This is one of the most common signs that you need to improve insulation in your attic. Ice dams will form when warm air from the living spaces below escapes into the attic, warming the roof and causing the ice and snow to melt. 

The melted ice and snow will then re-freeze, causing the formation of an ice dam. When the ice dam grows to a certain size, it will cause water to back up under the shingles and into your home, causing water damage to your roof and the interior of your home.

2) High Energy Bills

If you notice that your energy bills are unusually high, this may be another sign that you need to improve the insulation in your attic. When there is insufficient insulation in your attic, your home will be harder to heat in the winter and will be difficult to cool in the summer. 

As a result, you will have to spend more money on your energy bills to keep your home comfortable. In order to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, you need to make sure that your ventilation system is set up correctly and that there are no gaps in your insulation.

3) Presence of Moisture in Your Home

If your windows are not airtight, you may find moisture in your home. Over time, this moisture can damage your windows and lead to the growth of mould and mildew.

If you have moisture in your home, it can encourage the growth of mold and fungi. If you find dampness or mildew in your attic, you may need to invest in attic insulation services to help your roof perform better.

4) Spiking Temperature

If you notice spikes in temperature in your home, it should be a cause for concern. This is often caused by heat loss through your roof.

If your attic has gaps and cracks, heat from your home can escape through them, resulting in temperature spikes.

5) Blistering Paint

Paint blistering is another sign of a roof problem. If you notice blisters in the paint on your ceiling, it may indicate that your roof is leaking.

Blisters are caused by moisture beneath the paint. If you notice them, you may need to have your roof examined.

6) Frozen Pipes

If you have frozen pipes in your walls, this is likely due to an insulation issue. Frozen pipes can cause a lot of damage and can be very expensive to repair.


Attic insulation problems are a common occurrence in many homes. If you’re not experienced with insulation and are unsure of what to do, we recommend reaching out to a professional. They’ll be able to identify the problem and fix it much quicker than you could on your own.

PolarTech Spray Foam can help you with any attic insulation problems. We are a commercial insulation company in Saskatoon that can fix your central heating in no time at all. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

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