We often think of the attic as a storage space for all our unused items and belongings. However, it can also play a vital role in regulating indoor temperatures and keeping your roof in top condition. If you want it to work as intended, you have to make sure it has adequate insulation.
Universal Roofing & Exteriors, your local source of top-notch roofing products and energy-efficient windows, explains how having sufficient attic insulation can be beneficial for your roof.
How Insulation Works
Insulation is a crucial component in areas of the home where sudden air change happens normally, including the attic, garage, and basement. It works by trapping air within pockets to reduce heat transfer that may occur on your windows, doors, and roof. Without it, the temperature within these indoor spaces will compromise the drywall and wood framing.
The Benefits of Proper Attic Insulation
Attic insulation is as important as the energy-efficient doors and windows you install in your home. Together with proper roof ventilation, an attic with enough insulation prevents heat and moisture buildup. Otherwise, expect a myriad of issues that may compromise your roof’s health and performance. During the summer months, for instance, an uninsulated attic can reach temperatures equal to that of the outdoors. Excessive exposure can lead to the shingles’ premature and the sheathing’s early warping.
Homes in the local area should aim for higher R-values when it comes to attic insulation. Following this recommendation from the Department of Energy means improving the health and performance of your roof. At Universal Roofing & Exteriors, we can add new insulation as we replace your old roofing system. We utilize insulation products that help boost your home’s energy efficiency and are designed to last longer.
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