Most homeowners only give more thought to their roof's insulation once there's a problem. But having the right kind of insulation in your roof is essential for protecting your home from extreme temperatures and keeping energy bills low. In this blog, our experts at Fraser Roofing, LLC explore the ins and outs of roof insulation to help educate you on its importance to your roof, home, and wallet.
What Is Roof Insulation?
Roof insulation helps keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer by preventing heat transfer. It's typically made up of the following:
Types of Roof Insulation
Fiberglass Batting Insulation
The most common type of roof insulation is fiberglass batting insulation, which consists of fiberglass fibers held together with a binder. Fiberglass insulation comes as pre-cut panels that can easily be installed into walls or between rafters in an attic or crawl space.
Spray Foam Insulation
Another popular option is spray foam insulation, which expands when sprayed into large open spaces like attics or wall cavities. It also fills cracks or gaps where traditional fiberglass insulation won't fit.
Loose-fill Cellulose Insulation
Finally, loose-fill cellulose insulation consists of shredded newspaper or cardboard mixed with fire-retardant materials and chemicals to reduce flammability. This type of insulation can be blown into walls or attics using special equipment and provides excellent thermal protection without sacrificing ventilation or airflow.
Why Is Roof Insulation Important?
Properly insulated roofs keep your home comfortable year-round and help protect your roof from damage by absorbing unwanted condensation. Keeping unnecessary moisture away from your roof prevents mold growth, rot, and structural damage from forming, preventing the risk of premature roof replacement.
Additionally, proper insulation helps reduce energy costs since heated or cooled air won't escape through gaps in your walls or ceiling. Preventing the loss of heated or cooled air has a snowball effect on your HVAC system by eliminating the need to work harder to keep your home at its desired temperature.
Lastly, adequately insulated roofs help reduce noise from outside sources and increase your home's resale value should you decide to sell your home.
If your roof requires increased insulation, Fraser Roofing, LLC is here to help! Our experts will thoroughly inspect the inside of your roof to determine if you are losing efficiency due to inadequate insulation and will fix the problem promptly. Don't hesitate to contact us online or give us a call today! (404) 341-7663