A well-built roof has adequate attic insulation. You might not think much about it, but it plays a crucial role in keeping your home energy-efficient as well as extending your roof’s serviceable life. To understand more about attic insulation, today, we discuss what you need to know.
How Does Attic Insulation Work?
Attic insulation is necessary to keep heat from entering your home during summer. It also helps prevent the transfer of thermal energy during the winter months while also reducing noise transmission. It can be made from several materials, such as fiberglass batts or blown-in, loose-fill options. Both are ideal for attics, so what you choose will mainly depend on the type of roofing system you have. You should also make sure that you have an ample layer of insulation in your attic if you want to keep your roof in good condition as it can also reduce the risk of damage caused by long-term exposure to the elements.
The Benefits of Attic Insulation
With proper attic insulation, you prevent costly repairs. It protects your roofing structure from moisture buildup, rot and mold growth. During the late spring and the whole summer, this can be beneficial because of the hot and sunny temperatures.
Attic insulation also prevents water damage coming from damaged shingles. Of course, this only prevents water from seeping into your home and causing leaks on your ceilings. This means the insulation itself can get damaged over time unless the leaks were addressed properly. If you have poor attic insulation, it can cause your shingles to overheat and decrease their performance throughout their lifespan.
Proper attic insulation also provides extra protection. In asphalt shingle roofs, insulation is needed to protect the structure from constant temperature changes. It’s essentially a thermal barrier that keeps your shingles within manageable temperatures to avoid premature deterioration. This also protects the rest of your inner roofing structure like the rafters and trusses from getting severely damaged to the point that your roof’s structural integrity is compromised. It simply protects them from fluctuating outdoor temperatures so they’re less likely to expand and contract, which may otherwise lead to cracks and damage.
Bone Dry Roofing Columbus can be trusted when it comes to your summer roof insulation improvements. Trust us to keep your home thermally comfortable and energy-efficient through our safe and effective solutions. Schedule your consultation by calling us today at 614-602-5912 or filling out this contact form. We’d love to hear from you!