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How Proper Attic Insulation Helps Your Roof

Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2022 at 2:30 pm    

attic insulation and ventilationYour roof’s performance depends on more than installing durable shingles. You must use the right ventilation products and attic insulation to help your roof last as long as possible and maximize the effectiveness of your complete roofing system.

Combining a balanced ventilation system and attic insulation keeps heat and moisture out of your home. It creates the proper temperature and conditions in your attic all year.

With inadequate insulation and ventilation, moisture and heat could get trapped in the attic, leading to complications such as mold growth, rust, and failing roofing materials. The damage could extend to other areas of your home, requiring costly repairs.

Listed below are many benefits of insulating an attic.

13 Ways Attic Insulation Helps Your Roof – and Your Entire Home

Save Money on Energy

When you insulate your attic, it lowers the cost of heating and cooling your home. That is because heat moves into your home in the summer and travels out in winter. You don’t need as much energy to cool and heat your home when the insulation in your attic reduces the flow of hot and cold air.

Control Air Leakage

Air leakage can contribute to higher heating costs. By insulating your attic, you limit the amount of air leaking through the floors, walls, and ceilings. Less air leakage means a reduction in utility costs.

Stabilizes Room Temperature

Temperature fluctuations can occur in your home from a lack of insulation or inadequate insulation. You might notice a difference in temperature from one room to the next. Insulating your attic can keep your home at a comfortable temperature, so you’re not freezing while downstairs but sweating when you go upstairs.

Promotes Better Air Quality

Pollutants, such as smoke, dirt, and mold, can enter your home from the outside. Installing installation in your attic protects the interior areas by preventing environmental elements from invading your home.

Increase a Home’s Value

attic insulationConsider updating or installing attic insulation if you want to sell your home. It adds value and attracts potential buyers. Keeping the inside inviting and comfortable while reducing energy costs are significant selling points.

Creates a Useful Area

Many homeowners use their attics for storage because it’s too cold or too hot to function as an additional room in the house. Insulating your attic allows you to use it as a guestroom for out-of-town visitors, a playroom for your kids, or a place where your family can play games and watch movies together.

Keeps Pests Away

Unwanted pests making their way into your home can turn into a nightmare. They’re a potential health hazard and can cause serious damage. You can install insulation to prevent squirrels, birds, or mice from making themselves at home in your attic.

Mitigate the Risk of Structural Damage

Water vapor can reach your ceiling, roof, and walls, causing cement erosion, rotting wood, and mildew or mold growth. Insulation is an effective barrier to prevent water vapor from damaging the structure of your home.

Facilitates a More Efficient HVAC System

attic ventilationPoor insulation creates a hostile environment for an HVAC system because the system must work harder to maintain the temperature inside a home. Insulation turns the attic into a semi-conditioned space, reducing the wear and tear on your heating and cooling system.

Protects the Environment

Installing insulation is an excellent method of cooling or heating your home without harming the environment. Insulating an attic reduces the amount of energy you use, reducing your carbon footprint. If it’s time to update your insulation or start from scratch, consider eco-friendly materials, such as mineral wool, cellulose, or fiberglass.

Minimizes Condensation

Moisture from heating your home can end up in the attic, leading to structural damage. However, most people don’t realize condensation exists until the damage has already occurred. Insulation can prevent condensation from entering the attic and create a suitable environment for mold.

Reduces Noise Pollution

You can hear outside noises wherever you live. You might hear cars driving by on a busy street or the loud crack of thunder during a storm. Attic insulation can minimize the amount of outside noise that enters your home. An insulated attic can be especially beneficial for keeping out the sounds of heavy rain and strong winds.

Prolongs the Roof’s Lifespan

You can prolong the life of your roof by insulating your attic. Insulation keeps critters out, prevents water from leaking inside, and lowers the risk of damage from environmental elements. The longer your roof stays in good condition, the more money you’ll save on repairs or a total replacement.

Call Kidd Roofing for an Attic and Roofing System Inspection

The roof is essential in keeping people and their belongings safe from the outside elements. The advantages of insulating your roof are plentiful, and the most important one may be the financial savings from all the repairs you won’t have to undertake or all the calls to the critter-removal companies you won’t have to make.

Call the roof repair and installation specialists of Kidd Roofing at (866) 671-7791 for a quote or to learn more about our attic insulation services. We provide service all over Texas – Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio – and in Denver, CO, too.

Our team of experienced professionals has served clients since 1982. We are fully certified and licensed to work with the leading roofing materials products in the industry. We’re ready to provide quality insulation that meets your roofing needs – and budget. Financing options are available.

Check out some of our past projects and then get started on your own project today by contacting us to request an inspection.

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