The Third Estimate
Apr 23, 2022
Save on energy costs and keep your cool... or your heat.
Do you want to cut down on your energy costs? Then you should consider installing roof insulation. If you're concerned about the cost of proper insulation in your roof, think about the long-term savings you'll enjoy, the added comfort of living in a home that is properly cooled and heated, and the relief your HVAC system will feel because it doesn't have to work as hard to keep your home at the proper temperature.
What exactly Is roof insulation?
Roof insulation creates a barrier between the outside air and the inside air to protect your home against heat gain or heat loss through the roof. This helps to keep your home at the desired temperature without overtaxing your HVAC system.
There are two main methods available for you to insulate your home. The first method is to insulate walls. The second method is to insulate your roof. Roof insulation can further be divided into two main categories as
warm insulation, and;
Warm insulation is placed right under the roof. The main objective of warm insulation is to minimize the loss of heat during colder weather. In summer the process is reversed and it keeps heat from being absorbed into the home.
Cold insulation is the most inexpensive insulation which you find between the joists above the ceiling of your home's top floor and keeps heat from escaping from your home. If you only insulate above the ceiling, however, your attic space will still be uninsulated and will cause your HVAC system to work hard in extreme temperatures.
What are the benefits of roof insulation?
Insulation saves energy
The most obvious benefit that comes along with roof insulation is the ability to conserve energy. According to recent studies, it has been identified that around 30% of heat from your building escapes from the roof. When you have efficient insulation for the roof, you'll save energy which ultimately saves you money in both the short and long-term.
Insulation provides an extra layer of protection
In addition to the obvious energy savings, you can expect roof insulation to provide an additional layer of protection against long-term damage that can take place on your roof in the form of ice dams and moisture.
Insulation reduces your carbon footprint
You will also be able to reduce your overall carbon footprint! If you're looking for ways to live a greener life, this is something that you should consider. You can significantly reduce pollution by reducing your energy needs.
Now that you understand the importance and benefits of roof insulation, you can make intelligent choices about your roof insulation requirements. Feel free to call us at The Third Estimate and let us help you with all your roofing needs.
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