Roofing insulation is a power and utility-saving method that retains your internal room temperature. Furthermore, it provides high-quality soundproofing too. Often, homeowners in Littleton, CO blame their roof for insulation problems. Truthfully, the roof is the least of your worries. Here are avenues to improve your roof's insulation drastically.
Items in your attic contribute to improving your property insulation. However, you'll want to use spray polyurethane foam or mattress insulation to seal any air passages and cracks on your roof. The added layer of material slows down the air passage into your property, which contributes to temperature retention.
Aside from your attic, your property's walls might have cracks that let air drafts inside. When this happens, you'll need caulk and rubber sealants to create insulation layers, which achieve the same purpose as spray polyurethane foam.
Lastly, have dependable Littleton, CO roofers to help you check up and improve your roof's condition. Sometimes, damaged roofing materials, such as compromised seams, significantly contribute to lost energy retention.
Pricewise Insulation has a great post on how to improve your residential insulation. Read more about it below.
1. How to insulate my home during construction?
Firstly, there are four main areas of a home to insulate. These include; external and internal walls, ceiling, underfloor and between storeys in a multi-storey dwelling. We recommend that you insulate all areas of your home. Before purchasing your home insulation, decide on which R-value you would like to install. The R-value is a measure of the thermal resistance in an insulation batt, so the higher the R-value the greater the insulating capabilities. You may need to obtain a minimum energy rating for your new home, which means your may need choose a minimum insulation R-value for the various areas of your home
2. DIY install insulation project
Usually, professional installers can install your insulation for you. However, if you choose to install the insulation yourself, we recommend you visit our DIY insulation videos page on our website for more information and tips.
3. How to insulate my home after it has been built?
Increasing the insulation in your existing home can be done by adding ceiling and underfloor insulation where there is appropriate access to these areas. If you don’t already have ceiling or underfloor insulation, installing even a low R-value will considerably improve the indoor temperature of your home. If you already have ceiling insulation its worth taking a look at its condition and deciding whether you should replace it or top it up for extra thermal resistance. Ensure that any existing home insulation is not wet, moist or mouldy as this will compromise its insulating performance. (Continued)
If you have yet to find a dependable roofer, you can always count on us at Roper Roofing. Contact us today to learn more about everything that we can do for you.