The insulation of a roof is just as important as the outer material. Insulation is important to the longevity of your roofing system and has been used for centuries. Over the years, insulation has changed and adapted, but its purpose is the same; keeping heat inside when you need it and outside when you don’t.
The Importance of Roofing Insulation
Insulating the roof of your building saves you money every year. By controlling the internal building temperature insulation saves the need for energy. You no longer need as heating and air conditioning. Insulation reduces the amount of energy needed to run the building. Using less energy means you are keeping money in the bank and protecting the environment by leaving behind a smaller carbon footprint.
Roofing is exposed to more environmental pressures than any other part of the building, especially weather. Rain, snow and sun exposure wears away roofing and can cause damage which interferes with insulation and energy savings.
To get the best insulation for your roofing system, you should speak with a professional roofer. This way you can get the best fit for your building and the local weather. There are a few choices for insulation including polyisocyanurate, EPS (expanded polystyrene), HD coverboard, fiberboard, and tapered. HD coverboards are the best options for snow and tapered works best for rainfall. Preventing water from pooling prevents dangerous leaks and damage to the building interior.
Reflective roofing is also a popular choice for areas with high sun exposure. However, reflective roofing and insulation can benefit your building in all seasons. Regardless of the outside temperature reflective coating and insulation can help heat to escape the inside, where temperatures can rise due to machines and equipment. Temperature control is the best way to keep costs down and keep building occupants comfortable.
Insulation installments have increased dramatically over the last 5 years and in many states, insulation is part of building codes and is required. Any new building must have insulation installed. Roofing projects are expensive so many people think of insulation as an option and choose against it. With it being important to energy savings, and as part of many building codes now, insulation is clearly more than an option. Contact us today to discuss your insulation options so we can get you saving money and energy right away.