A Quick Guide to Roof Insulation.
Presently, the demand for energy has increased resulting in an influx in the cost of energy. Insulating your home, particularly the roof insulation, will conserve a lot of energy for you. More than 25 percent of heat is lost as it escapes through a roof which is not insulated. More energy will be conserved if your home has a roof insulation. The roof insulation will help you save so much electricity that would have been used to warm your house. An insulated house prevents heat from escaping during winter and limits the heat entering the house in summer. Precisely, 15 to 25 percent of the heating costs can be saved by installing a ceiling insulator during the winter season. In the summers, the ceiling insulator can save you more than 30 percent cost of cooling.
The ceiling insulation can either be aerolite insulation or the isotherm insulation. Aerolite and isotherm insulation act as heat barriers between your roof and the ceiling making the house cooler in summer and quite warm during winter. The benefits of roof insulation range from the reduction of heating and cooling costs and the control of the emission of greenhouse gasses. The climate of a region determines the thickness of the ceiling that is to be installed in a house. It is important to know whether the aim is to control heat from escaping or to keep it from entering the house. Aerolite insulation is best in both normal weather and in changing seasons.
When installing isotherm insulation, it is necessary to consider the condition of the shading. These shading and curtains may block the sun hence creating a heat reversal effect where heat is trapped inside the house. Reflective ceiling insulation can be used in houses with moisture problems. In case you need a quiet office, you can use aerolite and isotherm insulation which has soundproof characteristics. Before installing ceiling insulation, it is necessary to choose whether you need the bulk or the reflective insulation or a combination of both. A combination of reflective insulation and aerolite forms the “factorylite” while a combination of isotherm and reflective insulation forms the Isofoil.
If the aim is to resist conventional and conducted heat, you should use the bulk insulation. The bulk insulation structure traps heat in spite of the direction of heat flow. The types of bulk insulation include the pink aerolite and the isotherm ceiling insulation which are made using glass wool and polyester respectively. Radiant heat flow can be best resisted by the reflective insulation. The Reflective foil insulation is designed using a shiny aluminum foil. For a roof insulation to be effective, no gaps should be left within the ceiling installer. If holes are not properly sealed after roof insulation, a lot of heat may leak through.