Attic insulation is a thermally insulated cladding procedure that uses phenolic foam, polyurethane foam, glass or rock wool. Its primary function is to reduce the amount of heat being transferred in and out of the roof, achieving thermal comfort for the residents.
In this blog post, roofing specialists discuss how attic insulation helps keep your roof in healthy condition.
Preventing Structural Damage
Rafters are structural pieces that support the shingles, decking and everything else that goes to the roof. These components need to remain in good condition with no cracks or other forms of damage. By having adequate insulation in the attic, you can do just that. Without enough insulation, these rafters can become susceptible to expansion and contraction as the temperatures fluctuate, increasing the chance of cracking.
Reducing the Risk of Leaks
Having problems with your roof puts your home at risk of developing problems, such as rot or mold. Even minor leaks can cause extensive damage if left untreated for too long. Having proper attic insulation, however, provides an extra layer of protection from all sorts of water damage.
Protecting Roof Shingles
While roof shingles are designed to withstand harsh weather for many years, there will come a time when they will start to deteriorate. Temperature changes throughout the year can cause your shingles to become brittle and crack, and damaged shingles will leave your roofing structure more vulnerable to rain, snow, wind and hail. By having an attic with the right amount of insulation, you can protect your roof shingles from the adverse effects of temperature changes. Attic insulation also makes it easier for your interior to maintain a consistent temperature all year round, resulting in a much more comfortable environment at home.
Whether you need to add insulation to your attic or install a new roof, look no further than Roof Masters. For more information on our products and services, give us a call at (301) 230-7663, or fill out our online form.