Here in Manitoba, our winters are just as harsh, but we have the advantage of knowing when they’ll arrive and that they’ll last far too long. As residents, this allows us to run down our checklist of things to do before the temperature drops and the white stuff starts falling. We put snow tires on the car, stock our emergency kits, and make sure the snow blower and the furnace both start before they’re needed.
We should also take stock of our home’s insulation. After all, it is the blanket that keeps the warm air inside where it belongs, warding off the chill outside.
Problems with your home’s insulation can cause a lot of damage. Heat loss through the roof can lead to ice dams, and condensation forms anywhere warm, moist air meets cold, both of which lead to all kinds of water damage and even the growth of unhealthy mould.
Some things are easy to do yourself – check the caulking around your windows and doors, ensure that all the seals are working, and feel for draughts around wall sockets. You should peek your head up into the attic to make sure that the blown-insulation is evenly distributed, and that there aren’t any creatures making their home up there.
If you need expert help in checking your home’s insulation before the cold weather arrives, consult Above All Insulation. We are Winnipeg’s go-to insulation company, with a wide range of products and services available, such as polyurethane spray foam, blown-in cellulose, and knee wall insulation, all tailored to suit the needs of customers like you, who really know what winter is about.
Our technicians are trained to help you find the problems with your home’s insulation. If you suspect a problem, or just want a check up, speak with one of our advisors. We will come to your home and help you make sure your house is ready for the ravages of the upcoming heating season.