Why Roof Insulation is Important

Roof Insulation
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    Any of us who have lived in a house, apartment, or even a bungalow know that the walls and roof are the most important components of any building due to their thermal properties. Roof insulation is just as important, if not more so because it reduces the heat loss from your house and can save you money on your energy bills. Roof insulation means insulating your roof from the cold winter winds and hot summer sun so that you don’t have to pay for energy to heat or cool your home. It also helps reduce noise from outside, which can be very annoying in urban environments where people live close to one another. In this article, we will discuss why roof insulation is important.

    1. Energy Savings

    Air conditioners and heaters are the most common ways to heat and cool a house. However, these appliances use an enormous amount of energy. The average air conditioner uses about 10kWh every day in your home. This is equivalent to 1/3 of your home’s electricity bill. The average heater uses about 20kWh per day, equivalent to about 1/4 of your home’s electricity bill. In other words, if you have an air conditioner or heater in your house, you are paying for a third or more of the cost of the energy you use in your home, regardless of how little you use it! Roof insulation can reduce this cost by as much as 50%. If you don’t want to pay for a new AC unit every few years or pay extra on your heater costs, then insulating your roof is probably one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family.

    2. Heat Prevention

    During the summer months, the sun’s rays are very intense, causing your home’s roof to heat up quickly. If you have an asphalt shingle roof, the only way to prevent heat buildup is by installing a quality insulation product that will help prevent heat from getting through the shingles. The best way to guarantee quality insulation on your roof is to use roll-on or spray-on products because they offer a much better fit than other insulation products. Any insulation product should be installed to use the correct amount of insulation on the roof.

    3. Heat Retention

    The heat retention value of insulation is an essential element in determining the final thermal performance. The heat retention value (R-value) represents the amount of heat stored in a given thickness of insulation. To stop this heat from escaping, you need to have insulation that is effective and efficient. Making your house warm is only one of the benefits of insulating your roof.

    4. Noise Reduction

    Roof Insulation provides noise reduction by reducing the transfer of noise from outside into the interior of a building. It also reduces noise by reducing noise transfer from inside to outside. Roof insulation helps reduce exterior noise because it reduces air movement, which causes wind noises. The other reason why roof insulation reduces noise is that it prevents air movement through the attic space, where most sound travels in a home.


    The benefits of insulating your roof are numerous. Insulation provides a cool, comfortable environment for your family, but it also reduces your energy costs. Insulation can be installed by anyone and is a very easy project to do. It’s important to know that many different types of roofs can be insulated depending on the climate, type of construction, and even the insulation you are using.

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