When homeowners think of roof replacement, they usually focus on what’s outside, such as the shingles. These are undoubtedly important, but most overlook proper insulation.
Proper insulation is a critical component of any roof and the older your home is, the more likely it is that its insulation needs replacement. The primary benefits of proper insulation—which results in spending less on energy bills and making your home more comfortable—should be enough for you to see how important they are.
Comfortable Home Temperature
Your home loses a significant amount of energy through poorly insulated areas of your home, especially your roof. In the hot summer months, your home might lose cool air and in winter, your home can release warm air inadvertently. This means you need roof repair to patch up these areas of the roof that may be causing this unintended venting.
Poor or old insulation works against your desire to be comfortable in your own home. To negate this, most people resort to their heating and cooling system. While that may work, your energy bills go up as a result.
Most consumers spend a significant amount of money on their utility costs, especially during the hot summers that seem to go on forever. Sometimes, this can be improved by simply updating your insulation or, particularly in older homes, replacing insulation as a part of a roof replacement project. The savings on your energy bills can be significant, sometimes up to 20%. These days, who doesn’t want to save money when you can?
Call the Pros
In most cases, you can’t see your home’s roof insulation. This is why that “minor” leak in your attic last spring could have rendered your existing insulation useless. Without a free estimate from Storm Master Construction and Roofing, you will never know how much you can save.