4 Types of Roof Insulation

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When it’s time to install a new roof, it’s good to look for energy-efficient friendly roof insulation to reduce your energy bills. Your heating and air conditioning costs can be extremely high during peak months, but if you know the right products to use, you’ll be able to save a ton of money.

Foam

roof insulationPolyurethane is one of the main types of foam insulation. The reason why a lot of contractors use certain types of foam is because of the rigidness it provides. It’s easy to cut to size and install into the roof in its necessary place.

There are other spray foam options available that you can use for insulation as well. Rigid foam is easier to do when building a house that you could do this yourself. Spray foam is different because once it’s sprayed, it will fill the space in-between the roof and ceiling. A homeowner is not going to know how much insulation to spray or how much it expands.

Fiberglass

Fiberglass is one of the most popular types of roof insulation available to you. There are two options when installing fiberglass: in sheets or in loose fibers. The sheets are the easiest option and can be applied to the roof inside. The loose fibers must be mixed together with an adhesive that are then blown into position.

Cellulose Fiber

Cellulose fiber is a fancy term for materials made out of plants. This roof insulation¬†material can insulate better than fiberglass and is an extremely affordable product. It’s treated with a fire-retardant chemical, making it a safer option.

Denim

Denim is the most eco-friendly insulation available on the market. It is a great alternative to fiberglass or foam. Denim is also coated with a fire-retardant chemical and is usually sold in rolls, which makes it easier to install.

Looking for help installing roof insulation or just don’t know which option to choose? Call At the Top Restoration and see what information they have available.¬†