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May 10, 2017


Factors Effecting Roof Lifespan


Importance of Proper Roof Insulation

Is your roof properly insulated? The impact of roof insulation has a much further reach than just the attic. Roofing insulation can affect the overall energy efficiency of your house.

Can Impact the Temperature of Your Home

Due to the attic’s location at the top of the house, its temperature fluctuates with outside temperatures. Rising and falling temperatures in your attic impact the temperature throughout the rest of your home. Inconsistent attic temperature means your home will use more energy to cool your home in the summer and heat it in the winter. Proper insulation enhances energy-efficiency, eco-friendliness and comfort-balance.

Roof insulation can also prevent damage from occurring on your roof. The insulation helps generate consistent temperature in the attic, which reduces the chances of leaks cause by melting snow in winter weather.


Signs That Your Attic Insulation Needs to Be Changed

High Energy Bills: As mentioned above, poor insulation can result in temperature fluctuation throughout your home, which means your air conditioning unit works harder to maintain a consistent temperature. This increased use energy will, of course, generate a higher bill.

Animal Invasion: An attic can make a very comfortable home for critters – mice, rats, squirrels or raccoons. These critters can tear apart your insulation and compromise its functionality in the process.


What Insulation Is Best for My Roof?

The best insulation for your roof is dependent on numerous factors. The type of building (house or commercial building), the climate of the area the building is located in and applicable energy codes.

To best serve our clients, here at Turnbull we use incredibly effective foam insulation with the Atticat Expanding Blown-in Insulation System. There are many benefits to this form of insulation:

  • Minimizes the dust;
  • Allows for quick installation, minimizing inconvenience to the homeowner;
  • Consists of millions of air pockets, increasing its insulation effectiveness.