Insulating Your Roof - Why Bother?

Insulating Your Roof Guide

Whether installing a new roof or repairing your current one, making sure that your roof is correctly insulated is just good sense.

Why is it important to insulate your roof?

Uninsulated homes lose about four times more heat than those with high-quality insulation. Hot air rises, and so can easily escape through the roof of your home not only leaving you cold but also raising the amount you pay on energy bills and increasing your carbon footprint simultaneously.

Not only will proper insulation save you money, but you’ll also appreciate the added warmth, especially during the colder months. Additionally, good quality roof insulation should last for more than 40 years, so is a fantastic investment and the initial cost will quickly be recuperated by a reduction in heating bills over time.

What is loft insulation?

Loft insulation is a material barrier that is placed in the roof space which can be slotted into the raters, and between the joists to prevent heat transferring into the outside world, while also working to keep the cooler air in during the summer. There are many different types of insulation that people use, and what’s best may depend on the level of insulation you hope to achieve, and the building that you live in.

Insulating your roof - the benefits

Your roof is the crown of your home and is what protects you and your family from the harsh elements of the outside world. Therefore it is crucial to maintain it properly if you want it to keep doing its job well. Insulating your roof is part of that maintenance and can even extend the life of your roof. If you do take this step, you can enjoy the many benefits that come with having a properly insulated roof such as:

  • Reduced energy bills
  • A more pleasant and well-regulated climate within your home
  • A reduction in your carbon footprint

  • An improvement in the energy efficiency of your home
  • An increase in the value of your home

Types of roof insulation

There are many types of materials that can be used to insulate a roof. Options include spray foam roof insulation, blanket insulation, glass, and mineral wool insulation, loose-fill insulation, structural insulated panels, and rigid insulation boards. 

At About Roofing, we stock a range of top-quality roofing insulation from many leading brands including:

Our Knauf Earthwool loft roll is excellent value, lightweight and partially perforated meaning it is easy to install provides superior thermal performance.

Another excellent option is our Rockwool RWA45 Acoustic / Thermal Insulation Slabs created from top-quality bonded resin and available in a range of thicknesses to suit different homes. The benefits of this type of roofing insulation include effective thermal conductivity, being water repellent which helps prevent rot and damp from forming in the roof or attic area and provides a durable and long-lasting insulation solution which should last the lifetime of the building.

Top-quality roofing insulation does the hard work for you!

If you are going to insulate the roof of your home, it’s a good idea to do your research, to understand the types of roof insulation that are available and the pros and cons of each. Above all, it is vital that you choose high-quality materials from a reputable and trustworthy brand to ensure the effectiveness and longevity of your insulation.

Loft insulation is inexpensive and ends up paying for itself, while providing you with a home that’s cosy in winter and cool in summer. If you are looking for high-quality insulation for your home or building project, browse our range or get in touch with the friendly team at About Roofing to discuss your needs!

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