Adequate roofing insulation is going to reduce your electricity bills. This is by far the most significant reason for including roof insulation in your renovation plan.
But there are still more reasons why roof insulation is going to be a real benefit to your house. Here’s just a few of them:
Increased thermal barrier – Roofs, which have built-in roofing insulation experience a significant reduction in air infiltration due to the presence of a thermal barrier. Insulation reduces internal temperature variation across your roof system, so there’s no need for air conditioning. Also, as thermal insulation reduces internal temperature variation, your heating and cooling expenses will decrease as well. The net effect of this is less energy expense over the entire life of the roof system.
Improved protection from solar heat transfer – When roofing insulation has a thermal barrier like vinyl or fibreglass, the incoming heat is effectively dissipated before entering the structure. This means that hot air must travel longer distances in order to reach inside the house and not be conducted through the structure as easily by convective air currents. Improved protection from solar heat transfer allows you to leave your house during periods of high solar heat and stay warm at the same time, thus improving your energy efficiency.
Better energy performance – Roofing insulation makes your roofing system more efficient, so it runs more efficiently than non-insulated versions. A non-insulated roofing system uses more fuel to generate the same amount of electricity, meaning that it is significantly more expensive over its life. If your budget is restrictive, but you want to make a difference, then a new roofing system with modern insulation techniques will make a big difference to your annual electricity bill. The energy efficiency of your roofing system directly impacts the energy footprint (the amount of energy needed to generate the structure’s electricity) of your home, so it is advisable to improve this footprint as much as possible. This can easily be achieved by fitting a new roofing system that uses more energy efficiently, or more efficient materials, or both.
Reduced maintenance costs – Routine maintenance of your roofing systems may seem like an added expense, but in actual fact it can save you money in both the short and long term. Roof leaks can cause serious damage to your property and compromise your health, so regular inspection and repair are vital. However, if your roof is insulated, then repairing a leak can often be less problematic and may even be seen as a positive action by your insurer. Furthermore, because roofing insulation requires less maintenance and can actually improve the lifespan of your roofing systems, then a higher annual value could be gained by replacing your roofing systems sooner rather than later. To find out more information about the different kinds of insulation available to protect your property against the elements, contact a roofing insulation specialist today.
A qualified roofing insulation specialist will have the knowledge to help you achieve the best protection
Whether you’re looking for batt insulation, rigid foam board, expanded polystyrene (expanded polystyrene or extruded expanded polystyrene), or any other kind of roofing insulation system, there’s a wide variety of products that will suit your needs. These products should all be able to provide good R-values when applied properly, but as with all building products and systems it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and get expert advice on how to apply the product correctly. A qualified roofing insulation specialist will have the knowledge to help you achieve the best protection for your building envelope.