When an attic is poorly insulated, some very serious and expensive issues can arise. To help homeowners to become more aware and informed when it comes to their attics and roofing systems, we’ve outlined the twelve most obvious signs that your attic is poorly insulated:
1. Ice Damming
Ice dams are classified as ridges of ice that form at the edge of a roof due to continuous melting and refreezing of snow. This ice blocks snow and water from draining off of roofs and can cause foundational issues and leaking in improperly insulated and ventilated homes.
In harsh Canadian climates, winter ice damming is one of the most obvious signs that something is awry in your attic and roofing system. To learn more about the risks of ice damming, check out our article, ‘How to Prevent & Eliminate Winter Ice Damming’.