Roof Insulation Guide

Having efficient insulation plays a vital role in your roofing system’s longevity and performance. Its main function is to maintain the ideal temperature of your home and improve air circulation. In this article, you will learn the proper way to insulate your roof. We will also discuss the importance of proper roof insulation. Read on.

What Are The Types of Roofing Insulation?

There are different types of roofing insulation available today. Each has its own distinct features and advantages. Always consult a roofing expert before insulating your roof to avoid costly mistakes. Here are the primary types of roofing insulation:

Roof Insulation Guide

1. Wood Fiber

Wood fiber is one of the most popular roofing insulation materials. It is usually made of wood, cane and vegetable fibers, or fillers and binders.

Advantages:

  • Durability and strength
  • Easy to install

Disadvantages:

  • More vulnerable to moisture than other types of roofing insulation materials
  • Unstable
  • Poor fire-resistance

2. Perlite

Perlite roofing insulation is usually asphalt-coated, which prevents unwanted adhesive absorption. It is also one of the insulation materials preferred by most roofing companies.

Advantages:

  • More fire-resistant
  • More stability
  • Excellent strength

Disadvantages:

  • Also vulnerable to moisture contact
  • Friable

3. Polyurethane

Polyurethane is growing in popularity because of its effectiveness and unique properties. Unlike most roofing insulation types, polyurethane can efficiently block undesirable air infiltrations, which plays a vital role in maintaining your roofing system’s lifespan.

Advantages:

  • Lightweight
  • Budget-friendly
  • Stable

Disadvantages:

  • Poor fire-resistance
  • Low tensile strength

Other Common Roofing Insulation Types

  • Cellular glass
  • Gypsum board
  • Extruded polystyrene
  • Polyisocyanurate

Benefits Of Efficient Roof Insulation

  • Provides comfort
  • Prevents structural damages
  • Prolongs your roofing system’s lifespan
  • Promotes energy-efficiency

Things To Consider When Insulating Your Roof or Loft

  • Storage space
  • Temperature
  • Rooms in roof
  • Accessibility

How Affordable Roofing Systems Can Help

Although we do not offer roof insulation services, we specialize in installation and repair of all kinds of roofing systems. If your roof has suffered damages due to poor insulation, contact Affordable Roofing Systems to get your roof evaluated. Our Tampa Bay roofing professionals can recommend the best roofing solutions for your home.

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