Why is it important to insulate your roof?

Whether you are having a new roof fitted or you have had the same aging roof for years, insulation is an important part of the job it does to protect your home. Having your roof properly insulated by professionals can be a cost-effective way of saving money on your energy bills and keeping heat in your home for longer. As such, it is a worthwhile investment for the long term of your property. Allow us to talk you through why roof insulation is important and some things to consider before having it installed.

Why should you install roof insulation?

Roof insulation can have many benefits for you and your property, including:

Saving on your energy bills

Installing effective roof insulation in your loft means you can save energy and save money on your bills in the long term. When heat rises through your home, you will often experience heat losses when it escapes through the roof. In order to keep hot or cold air when you need to, combining this with effective cavity wall insulation can help make your home more energy efficient.

Reducing pollution

Not only can installing insulation in your roof help to reduce your bills, it can also help to reduce your carbon footprint. The longer you can keep your home warm, the less energy you will have to use to keep your heating systems running throughout the day. Reducing the amount of energy you use in your home can help to protect the environment.

Which type of roof insulation should you choose?

Now that you have understood the benefits this extra layer of protection can have, you should decide on the right type of insulation for your roof. There are 2 options for you to choose from, which are:

Cold insulation

This is the cheapest type of insulation you can have installed in your roofing system. This is fitted over the top of and in between the wooden joists of your loft, insulating your roof from just above the ceiling of your property. The fitting process is more straightforward, however it will only be effective in preventing heat from escaping, as the rest of your loft space will remain uninsulated.

Warm insulation

Placed directly under your roof between the surface and the roof deck, warm insulation can prevent heat loss as well as stopping heat from entering your home on warm days, helping to maintain a comfortable temperature in your property. This is an effective solution all year round, although there must be space for ventilation below your roof tiles to prevent condensation.

Effective roof insulation can help you to see maximum benefit from your new roof, and we are here to make sure you get the most out of your new roof. As part of your new roof installation, our team at Roof Rescue can install effective insulation below the surface to make sure your home remains as well insulated as possible. To find out more about our roofing services, or to make an enquiry with us, call us today on 020 3189 1618 or email and we would be happy to help.

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