Located in Burlington, NC, Alamance Insulation has been proudly serving the Triad area for over 20 years. We provide quality gutters and insulation for our clients across central North Carolina, including Greensboro, Burlington, Mebane, Hillsborough, and High Point, NC. Whether you need installation or repairs done, we offer a variety of gutter, insulation, and moisture barrier services that will ensure the safety of your home and the comfort of your loved ones.
Have you noticed that some of your insulation is black in color? This might be in your attic or around your basement. But does this mean your insulation is wet? Moldy? Black insulation is telling – and if your insulation is black, it’s telling you that air is leaking from your house. When you have an air leak between the house and the attic, typically it’s at an electrical wire or pipe that runs through the walls and into the attic.
Fiberglass insulation turns different colors as it filters air leaking from your house. Over time, the air leaking carries dust and other moisture, and that’s why your fiberglass insulation turns black. Wherever you see black insulation, look for where the air is leaking out. To fix this issue, you can use good quality caulk or canned foam to fill in the holes. But if it’s a big hole, you might want to cut a piece of drywall or sheet-metal to cover the hole. Then, seal it with caulk or foam to make sure that it’s airtight.
There are many holes in an attic floor – from electric wires, plumbing vents, chimneys, lights, bath fans, and so on. When you add up all these holes, think about the amount of air that might be escaping. This is why all weatherization specialists should tackle these issues first. Air leaks like this are easy to fix, and they’ll improve the comfort safety of your home. Next time you see black insulation, don’t panic! Instead, pull back the insulation and fill the hole. This solution will also make your home more energy efficient.
Make sure that you follow codes when sealing holes. At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we highly recommend relying on a professional to fill any air leaks you may have in your home. We will be more than happy to take a look at your insulation and let you know what needs to be repaired or replaced altogether. You won’t regret working with us! Contact us today.