Our Manitoba climate can easily swing from +30°C to -30°C during the course of a year, and sometimes can become even more extreme. The insulation in your house isolates your “building envelope” and helps to regulate it against the temperature extremes on the outside.
In the summer, deficient insulation can make it more difficult to keep your house cool. But usually the biggest concern is in the winter, when inadequate home insulation will allow heat to escape to the outside. Your house may be uncomfortably cold or drafty. Heat lost through insufficient attic insulation ends up costing you money. Heat escaping through the roof can cause snow on the roof to melt and re-freeze along the cold edges, forming ice dams. Ice dams can lead to premature shingle deterioration and can cause water to enter the attic, walls, and building envelope of your house.
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Home insulation is one of the smartest investments you can make. It provides year-round comfort and savings. Here are a few of the benefits of insulation.