The safety of your home relies a great deal on the structural integrity of your roof and, in order for your roof to be in top shape at all times, the entire system must be properly maintained. This means making sure that every layer of your roof is problem-free, including its insulation.
If you don’t prevent insulation problems from arising and keep your insulation material intact, the need for roof repair or replacement may increase.
1. Persistent Roofing Problems
Bad insulation can set off a host of problems for your home. You can soon find yourself dealing with water damage and a leaky roof. Pests may thrive in the damaged insulation material. Your attic may also become less functional than it needs to be.
2. Extensive Water Damage
If you don’t replace insulation material that has become damp or completely wet, you are exposing not just your roof but your entire home to the dangers of water damage. Moisture retention is the number one cause of mold growth which, in turn, can damage your windows, floors and foundation. When left unmitigated, roof replacement might become necessary.
3. Poor Indoor Air Quality
Damaged attics are unable to support proper ventilation in your home which is yet another consequence of bad insulation. Poor ventilation may increase the risk of keeping contaminants and harmful chemicals trapped indoors, resulting in lower air quality throughout.
4. Low Energy Efficiency
Poor insulation and ventilation also leads to higher HVAC requirements. To have better energy efficiency at home, your roof needs to play its part in keeping your indoor temperature well-regulated. This will prevent air conditioning and heating units from using more energy than necessary.
If you are looking for a roofing contractor to get your insulation looked at, contact our team at Storm Master Construction and Roofing. Call us at (817) 717-5348. We offer no-obligation consultations for residents of Fort Worth, TX.