Icicles hanging from your roof are often a sign that you’re paying too much on heating bills.

During the winter months, when many people are looking to spend increased time indoors, it makes sense to assess the insulation levels in your home’s building envelope (i.e., walls and attic).

naima_extreme_weather_02Not only can insulation make a home more comfortable during extreme weather conditions, it can also offer monthly savings on your heating bills.

“Icicles hanging from your roof are usually an indicator of air from the house leaking into the attic,” warns Jay Nordenstrom, Executive Director of the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) Canada. “The solution is to seal the house from the attic, add more insulation, and assure the attic is well-ventilated, making the home more comfortable for your family and reducing your heating bills.”

Winter can be particularly tough on Canadians. Many have experienced power outages, record snowfall, ice storms, and prolonged periods of extreme cold. While the effects of the season typically vary across the country and from year to year, many are likely to face some type of severe weather during the winter months.

In the event of a power outage due to weather conditions, sufficient insulation and a properly sealed building envelope can provide homeowners with the peace of mind knowing their homes can effectively retain heat and is likely to keep everyone comfortable and warm until the power returns.

Whatever the weather is outside, insulation can provide many benefits for homeowners. It is an easy and cost-effective means to offer homeowners comfort during extreme weather.

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For more information on high performing building envelopes and expert tips on how to install insulation, visit NAIMA Canada.

North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA) Canada promotes energy efficiency and environmental preservation through the use of fibre glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation, and encourages the safe production and use of these materials.

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