Property insulation is highly important to many homeowners and businesses. It’s something which affects everything from the retention of warmth to how tight and secure your roofing is. While many homeowners think about ensuring their windows and doors are energy efficient, there’s also plenty to think about when it comes to using new roofing to insulate your property. Don’t miss these top tips.
Importance of Insulating Your Roof
The primary purpose of roofing insulation is to trap warm or cold air (e.g. with air conditioning) within the property. By controlling the temperature within your home, it helps to reduce energy bills and ensure your property is as thermally efficient as it can be.
However, the right insulation can also protect the interior side of your roof, preventing issues which blight many homes, such as damp and mould in the attic or rotting timbers. This can often be caused by trapped moisture in humid loft spaces, causing poor air quality.
Ensuring you have proper roof insulation can reduce some of the issues often seen in loft areas, which may filter down into the rest of the property. The materials used may also have other beneficial properties, such as fire resistance.
Thermally Insulating Materials
If you think your existing roof is poorly insulated or it’s time to install a new roof, always ensure the solutions you consider are right for you. Luckily, there are lots of insulating products on the market. One of these is RubberBond FleeceBack™ EPDM, which is a type of EPDM rubber roofing. It has a fleece backing (hence the name), providing extra strength, while remaining as waterproof as possible, repelling any moisture from entering the property. There are also several other high performing roofing materials which are incredibly weathertight, including GRP fibreglass, lead and liquid roofing.
A well-insulated roof isn’t just about the material chosen. It also depends on the techniques used, which a qualified roofer will understand. As well as the inside of your roofing, the material will need to be adequately sealed from the outside too, especially if using modern alternatives, such as rubber roofing. For example, RubberBond FleeceBack™ EPDM seams are applied in a factory-controlled setting rather than during the installation. This leaves them needing much fewer seams, and the ones which are present are a lot stronger than ones created through traditional methods.
Insulate Your Property with High-Quality Roofing
If you’d like to improve your property’s insulation with high-quality roofing solutions, speak to the team at South Thames Roofing. We offer an extensive range of options and can talk through any you’re interest in. We can also help you to identify the best one for your needs. Equally, if you’d like us to assess your existing roofing and let you know if it could be performing better, just let us know. We work across South London and Surrey, including areas of Burgh Heath, Banstead and Belgravia. Call now on 0208 397 2900 for a free consultation and no-obligation quotation.