As a roofing contractor, we see some serious insulation issues. We have seen things from warped roofing to sections of plywood completely rotting and caving in. It is important to understand that roofing is not a place to hinder the breathability of a structure. A healthy roofing system needs to breath to prevent mold growth and to ensure the maximum lifespan of the roofing system.
When insulating a home, the insulation should be applied to the ceiling joists of the ceiling below the attic. This allows the home to maximize heating and cooling efficiency with a properly ventilated roof. When insulation installers spread insulation in one of the many ways such as blowing in insulation or laying out “bats” of insulation, it is important to keep the roofing health in mind.
When insulation is added to the roof rafters, without proper ventilation and maintenance, things like leaks and buckling plywood can become a nightmare and many times require full roof replacement. With a properly installed roof, insulation is the perfect next step to an energy efficient home with resistance to the wind, cold and heat.
Have you ever felt a draft in the middle of your home? Is it extremely costly to heat and cool your home? Chances are you should have a qualified contractor or roofer take a look. When installing a new roof, it is important that the roofer is installing a ridge vent and properly capping with the right materials to prevent any water intrusion. Strom damage can be very costly but the culprit for routine money through the roof is a poor insulation install. Many times, you can get a deal when buying a new roof and looking to bundle with new insulation. Both are extremely important for protection from the elements.