Choosing the right roofing contractor is the most important decision you can make to maximize the beauty of your home AND to assist in energy efficiency to keep those winter energy bills to a minimum.
A quality roofing contractor understands the importance of roofing insulation. Roofing insulation assists in keeping heat from escaping through a home’s attic, though too often a homeowner doesn’t give this necessity the consideration it deserves. Enjoy these helpful and must know facts about the importance of roofing insulation:
- The right roofing contractor understands that the right roofing insulation makes all the difference. Blown fiberglass is effective in cost efficiency and is often used to fill gaps in hard to reach attic spaces. Each project needs its own assessment however, and this is primarily based upon longevity, ease of installation and R-value.
- Too often a homeowner will choose to cut corners by simply adding new insulation over old materials. This can ultimately produce a higher cost in the long run as replacing old and ineffective insulation is imperative to maximizing energy efficiency. The right roofing contractor knows this!
- Preparation is key! Patching leaks and spaces where air can get in or out is crucial to maximizing energy efficiency in your home. Have your attic space properly inspected and make sure that the attic is properly ventilated.
Try not to store too many items in the attic. Placing plywood over insulated attics minimizes the the thickness of that insulation and allows more heat to escape. A storage area in the attic should be small, while keeping the insulation plentiful!
- A leaky roof increases attic humidity and causes the insulation to absorb water. This is a detriment to R-value and creates a highly ineffective method of energy efficiency!
A roof can say a lot about your home by providing curb appeal and the necessary protection from the elements. If you’ve decided it is time for a full roof replacement but not sure where to start you’ve come to the right place.
Liberty Restoration & Construction, LLC is a certified roofing installer. Our friendly staff will walk you through every step to help you make an educated decision and one you will love for years to come.