Roof insulation is performed to not only keep your attic and interiors safe, but to also promote moderate indoor temperatures throughout the rest of the house. Since your roof is what protects your house as a whole, it’s only natural that it should have several protective layers that prevent air from entering or exiting through gaps in the roof. This can happen, however, if there are loose shingles or holes in your roof that can later result in damages to your insulation and energy wasted. It’s recommended to keep your roof and your insulation both in working order so that one does not affect the other negatively. However, with the right insulation, your roof can instead have another layer of protection to cast over the rest of your interiors.
Preventing UV Rays
With the help of roof insulation, you can also protect your home’s interiors from harmful UV rays. Naturally, your home’s roof will likely be hit with UV rays which can also touch other parts of the home and cause overheating or integral damages. To avoid this, any form of insulation can deter the excessive UV rays that are often present during the high of summers in Australia. When you decide to install roof insulation, in any form, you’re not making a poor investment since you’ll be protecting your home from harmful UV rays, regardless!
Rigid foam is another popular type of roof insulation that is used to provide a dense layer between the roof itself and the rest of the structural interiors. Unlike batts or spray foam, rigid foam is flat and built in to reduce condensation build-up inside the home or where moisture can accumulate at the base of the roof. However, rigid foam cannot be used in every instance, as it must also follow local building code standard in order to be safely used for your roof’s insulation project.
Spray foam insulation is commonly used for roof insulation or in parts of the attic and usually for larger, commercial spaces. Spray foam insulation is easy to apply but should only be done by professionals who are accustomed to doing so. The spray itself starts out as a liquid and expands in a larger foam, similar to shaving cream. It then dries into place where it forms a protective barrier to prevent cracks and crevices from opening up to let in (or out) any energy and air.
Roof insulation provides years of long-term use with a high insulation rating when installed correctly. This means that with good insulation, your home has some added value that could be beneficial if you’re attempting to sell it in the future. Nevertheless, you can trust that you’ll be getting long-term use out of your roof insulation, or for as long as you get use out of your roof. When your roof needs to be repaired or replaced, you may need to replace parts of the insulation as well. That’s what makes batts so easy to work with, you can remove and replace them easier than scraping off spray foam or unrolling insulation blankets.