Importance of Roof Insulation
Roof insulation is like a thick blanket, sandwiched between the roof deck and the surface of the roof to reduce the transfer of heat. In warm areas, the insulation is usually paired with cool roof technology for the purpose of reducing the cost of cooling the building. In cool areas, the insulation can help in minimizing the loss of heat. In both cases, roof insulation helps maintain a balanced temperature in any facility.
At Denver Roofers, a number of factors determine the type, as well as amount of insulation that we recommend to our clients. Some of these factors include:
- The location of the building
- Elements of the roof deck
- Purpose of the building
- Building codes
- Drainage of the roof
- The nature of the roofing system
- Roof budget
The thermal resistance of a roof increases with its density and thickness. When a high resistance value is needed, then more than a single layer of the roof insulation needs to be installed while the house is being roofed. This helps in energy savings throughout the lifespan of the house. This is beneficial in reducing energy costs that can eat deep into a homeowner’s budget.
Apart from the reduction of utility costs, other benefits that can be derived from roof insulation include:
- Reduction of condensation in the building
- Reduction of roof deck’s expansion and contraction
- It makes the roof mold-resistant
- It increases the fire rating of the roof
The loft of the roof insulation helps it to retain thermal insulation. An insulation that is crushed will lose its effectiveness and won’t reduce the transfer of heat. It’s however disheartening that homeowners don’t know when their roof insulations have problems. At Denver Roofers, we employ the use of cutting-edge equipment to detect saturated points in the insulation which needs to be replaced to prevent further damage.
Insulation is useful in promoting the efficiency of a building as well as the longevity of the roof. As a result, you need to pay attention to it when you’re ready to get a new roof. At Denver Roofers, we carry out an in-depth assessment of the insulation needs of your building. We work based on our clients’ budget. Give us a call today at (720) 443-4202 for more details about insulation and to determine the best option for your home.