Energy Saving Roof
A lot of people don’t pay attention to the details that might help them lower their heating costs. For example, the roof might be one of your biggest problems when it comes to losing heat. It is very important to make sure that the area above is insulated, no matter if it’s a flat roof or an attic. The best thing about it is that it will last for a very long time and will prove to be extremely cost efficient. Those who have already taken this precaution need to check whether it has been done in a way that would save them the most money and do regular checkups to be sure that it is in good condition.
For those choosing their insulation right now, there are certain aspects that they need to consider.
If you are planning to use the attic that you have for storage, it is very important to make sure that you lay boards over the joists and not just insulate between them. You might also need to raise the level of the floor so that you can fit enough wool beneath it.
For flat roofs another type of approach needs to be done as you might benefit if the roof is insulated from above. For this you will have to start with a rigid insulation board that can be added on top of the roof. If you try to insulate it from underneath you might have trouble keeping the condensation away so avoid doing it by yourself. For those who have irregular joists having a well-insulated house is just as easy. The secret is to use loose insulation such as rolls of mineral wool and also increase the height of your joists in order to get the insulation deep enough.
For those who are unfortunate enough to have damp lofts, insulation might not help at all because it might make the space cooler. This, along with condensation will lead to far worse problems because it can lead to mold.
When you insulate your roof you also need to make sure that you insulate the pipes and water tank because if they freeze they will crack creating another big problem.
If everybody would apply corresponding insulation on their homes the world would save billions of dollars and prevent the release of tons of carbon dioxide every year contributing not only to a healthier Earth but also to a better surrounding environment for communities.