Although home insulating materials will last for decades, there will come a time to replace them. If it looks black or compressed or pieces are missing, these signs indicate a need to update your home’s insulation. Your next step is to determine the best time of year to undertake this project.
You should replace your home’s insulation when the climate is moderate. This makes fall and spring the best seasons for this type of project.
Since the weather is more pleasant during these seasons, you won’t need to use your HVAC system as heavily. That reduces the likelihood of condensation, humidity, and other environmental factors that will affect the quality of the insulation installation.
There are advantages to insulating your home in the fall rather than the spring. Primarily, installing new insulating materials in autumn will prepare your home for the colder winter months. You’ll enjoy better energy efficiency throughout the winter with new insulation.
You’ll get a price break from insulation contractors when you schedule the project for the fall months. That’s because it’s easier to find discounts on insulation towards the end of the year. If you know earlier in the year that you will need new insulation, you can start watching for bargains as soon as autumn gets closer.
Make sure to contact your installation contractor in advance. There will be other homeowners in your community undertaking the same project, meaning contractors will have busier schedules. Reserving an appointment for an estimate early in the season can ensure your contractor can fit you into their calendar.