Not very many people are aware that a home’s roof is responsible for over 35% of a home’s heat loss. This means that your home is using more energy than it should to heat your home, which means that you are spending more than you should on heating costs.
If you have been considering insulating your home’s roof, now is the time to do it. It’s one of the best investments that you will ever make to help with your home’s efficiency.
Difference Between Cold and Warm Insulation
When it comes to roof insulation (called ฉนวนกันร้อนหลังคา in Thai), you have two choices: cold and warm. Before you decide on which option is the better choice, let’s take a minute to talk about their differences.
Many people choose a type of cold insulation for their roof because it’s the cheaper of the two. How cold insulation works is by pacing the insulation in between and over the joists in the ceiling of the top floor of your home. Cold insulation is simple to do on your own but is not the most efficient option because it only benefits you when heating your home. It prevents heat from escaping the home through the ceiling.
Warm insulation is the preferred choice as it provides you with the best benefits. With this method, the insulation is placed directly under your home’s roof. Warm insulation prevents heat loss, but it also helps with cooling your home. With this choice, your home will stay warmer in the winter and won’t become overbearingly hot in the summer. Ventilation is necessary with warm installation to prevent any condensation buildup.
Benefits to Insulating Your Roof
There are plenty of reasons why you should insulate your home’s roof, but here is a look at the most important ones.
- Savings: When you insulate your roof, you will save both money and energy. Insulation helps keep the cold or heat inside when you need it. This reduces the amount of energy used in heating and cooling your home. It also reduces the amount of money that you spend on energy bills.
- Prevent Roof Problems: Insulating your roof helps prevent long-term roof problems from ice dams created by melting snow, as well as issues from condensation and excess moisture. Any moisture left on your roof for extended periods has the potential to cause irreparable damage.
- Better for the Environment: We all know the more energy we consume, the more pollution we are putting into the air. Improving your home’s efficiency in heating and cooling reduces the emissions that you are putting into the environment.