Looking for better ways to insulate your roof? Read on to find out how you can help save your heat in the winter and your AC in the summer!
For traditional pitched roofing, also known as sloped roofing. There are three main ways to insulate your roof from the inside. The first option is to install solid insulation boards between the joints of your roof, the second option is to install fiberglass or mineral wool insulation batts between the joists and the last option is to install spray foam insulation on the underside of your roof. You can insulation both the floors and the loft area of your roof for added protection, however normally you would select one or the other.
When asked what the best insulation is for your roof our answer would be rigid foam insulation, in most cases this has a high R value and will most definitely boost your energy savings. Another perk to this type of insulation is that is recyclable in the event that it ever needs to be replaced. It also tends to be a more affordable option than some other high R value options.
One of the more budget friendly options for insulating your roof is to install glass wool. This happens to be one of the most common insulations because it is lightweight, budget friendly, and has a good insulation value. This type of insulation is only possible though if there is a roofing overlay and the inside should be finished with a vapor barrier.
Another common question we get in regard to insulating your roof is if it is possible to add too much insulation? The answer to that is yes, too much insulation can in turn cause dampness in some situations.
The life expectancy of roof insulation is about 80-100 years (unless it becomes damaged) when it is installed between the batts it can start to come loose or degrade about 15-20 years after it is installed. It may then need some attention or be reattached. Its best to keep an eye on it and check it every so many years to ensure that everything is in proper working condition.
Lastly, if you have questions about insulating your home the proper way, it is best to consult with a professional. They will be able to evaluate your home since every situation is unique and provide the best options for you and your home.