4 WAYS ROOF INSULATING CAN GO WRONG
4 Ways Roof Insulating Can Go Wrong
Heat rises, so it makes sense that in the winter, homes lose the most heat through the roof. Because of this, adding insulation makes a lot of sense.
Roof’s can be a bit tricky. Simply adding insulation to your roof won’t keep all the heat inside your home. If you’re going to do it yourself, make sure you read these tips to avoid making these common mistakes.
1. Not Sealing Leaks
Insulation can only do so. Roof spaces are notorious for having vent pipes, electrical cables, recessed lighting that create small spaces where air can get by. Sealing around these leak points will go a long way in reducing energy loss.
2. Not Sealing the Ceiling Hatch
The ceiling entry door, or hatch, is another place that’s often forgotten by homeowners, and surprisingly even professional insulation companies. Making sure the hatch has a tight seal will keep air from seeping through it and escaping into the roof. Conversely, in the summer, it will keep hot air from seeping down into your living space.
3. Not Insulating the Ceiling Hatch
Again, the ceiling hatch, because it is a moving part, is often neglected when it comes to insulation. If your hatch is left uncovered, it creates a large space where air can get through an otherwise through bed of insulation.
4. Not Allowing for Proper Ventilation
The other tricky thing about roof spaces is that they must have proper ventilation. Without it, homeowners can experience mold and mildew problems. A ridge vent (vent along the peak of your roof) combined with soffit vents along your eaves keeps your entire roof from getting warm.
Insulation makes up for 70% of your home’s heat gain & loss
While houses may have a variety of ways they are heated and cooled, insulation always provides tremendous energy savings. Luckily, insulation installation is one of the least expensive ways to achieve these energy savings. A professional insulation company like No Gap will take care of all of these problems and make sure you save the maximum amount of money on your energy bills. If you want insulation done right, call No Gap Insulation on 0499 11 30 40.