Choosing the Right Type of Roof Insulation
Roof insulation reduces energy costs by regulating indoor temperatures, making buildings more comfortable and reducing cooling and heating bills. It can also extend the life of a roof and help protect against damage from sunlight, rain and other weather elements.
There are several types of roof insulation available, with different installation requirements. Some are more complex than others and should be installed by a qualified professional. The type of insulation you choose depends on the roof structure, roofing materials and climate.
If you are building a new home or remodeling, the roofing professionals at Taylor-Made can help recommend the right insulation. They can install fiberglass or cellulose loose fill, which is blown into the space between joists and rafters. They can also install a layer of dense closed cell foam under the roof deck. This is an effective solution for roofs with a low pitch or that are vented through a soffit vent.
When choosing the type of insulation for your roof, it’s important to consider the R-value, which measures how well the material prevents heat from escaping or entering your home. The higher the R-value, the more effective the insulation is. The ideal R-value for your area is based on the climate, with cooler climates requiring higher R-values.
A basic way to test your home’s insulation is the touch test. A touch to the interior ceiling should feel warm and dry; if it feels cold and damp, your roof needs more insulation. container insulation