2 Types of Roof Insulation to Consider
Many people barely consider whether their roofs are insulated and what that insulation consists of. There are basically two types of roof insulation materials that can help to make your home more energy efficient and more resistant to loud noises. Most homeowners focus remodeling budgets on the interior of their homes. It is important however to also consider a few key outdoor elements, such as roof insulation to ensure that your home is comfortable and energy efficient.
Fiberglass – Fiberglass is the traditional roof insulation material. This material comes in large rolls and is laid down between the rafters in your roof. Fiberglass insulation will help to keep the temperature of your home’s interior comfortable. The thickness of fiberglass will vary as will the density of the fibers in the insulation. Thickness combined with density will determine the overall effectiveness of the insulation. This is known as the R-value and the higher the R-value the better it will be for your home.
Foam – Foam is another type of roof insulation that has become very popular. Foam is sprayed into areas that need to be insulated. Once sprayed, the foam will immediately begin to expand and fill in open spaces. Spray foam is a good choice for areas with small cracks and air leaks as it expands and fills in those areas quickly. Foam insulation should be installed by a professional due to the chemical makeup of the material. Foam insulation tends to be a bit more expensive than fiberglass but it provides a protective barrier from outdoor temperatures which could save you substantially on your home energy costs.
Whether you choose fiberglass or foam, ensuring that your roof is properly insulated is important in keeping your temperatures comfortable and your energy costs from draining your wallet. If you are unsure of how to properly install installation, it may be best to speak with a professional contractor.
This article was written by Fascia Expert, specialist online retailers of fitting fascias and soffits and other roofline products. We provide gutters and downpipes as well as many other fixings used extensively across the roofline market.