Insulation is an essential component of a properly functioning home. From the floors and walls to your roof, insulation has a role to play.
Proper insulation helps regulate your home’s temperature, which means less energy is required for this task. The correct insulation can also save homeowners up to 20% on your home’s air conditioning costs and 10% of total energy costs.
In addition to the benefits experienced throughout your home, don’t overlook the benefits proper insulation will have on your roof! Effective roof insulation will regulate the temperature of your roof. For instance, in the winter, a poorly insulated roof can cause rising heat from your home to melt snow on the roof, which can cause ice dams, ponding water and condensation on your roof. These factors can accelerate the breakdown process of your roof.
A common term used with roofing insulation is the “R-value”. This term refers to the insulation’s ability to reduce heat flow. The greater the R-value the more heat flow is reduced. The R-value required for proper insulation is dependent on what section of the house is being insulated as well as the climate the home resides in. A big factor in the R-value of insulation is the material it is made from. R-value also impacts the cost of the insulation. Generally speaking, the higher the R-value the more costly the insulation.
Whether you are building a new house or dealing with your current house, having your roofing insulation evaluated is an excellent way to optimize the overall condition of your house. If you’re interested in this service, make sure to enlist the help of a certified contractor. At Turnbull Roofing, we have the expertise to assess and provide the necessary work for any of your roofing needs!