There is a very limited likelihood of most of us considering having a roof insulation unless something goes wrong which forces us to rethink our decision. Having a hail storm or a torrential rainfall or a mini cyclone that blows away the roof top would be the only reasons why we would be pushed into installing roof installations instead of home décor accessories and redecorating the house.
The importance of insulating your roof would in the long run prove to be worth the minor expenditure that you would incur compared to the amount you spend on sanitary accessories or other symbols of luxury. The contribution of a roof insulation to keeping your house warm in cold weather and cool in sweltering heat of summer is quite great. The roof insulation also makes your house impervious to outside noises and makes living in it a more comfortable experience.
Most roof insulations are made from fiberglass which is laid down between the rafters and allow to retain warmth during cold wintry season inside the house and to keep it cool during hot summers. The thickness and density of the fibers usually vary according to the manufacturer and the price of the fiberglass depends on these two characteristics.
A fiberglass insulation forms a barrier to the heat that acts on your roof or prevents rain water from leaking into the inside of your house by sandwiching itself between the rafters. The thickness and density of the fiber material used would determine the cost of the insulation as well as its effectiveness. Good roof insulation protects your home and makes it impervious to the harmful effects of rain and thunderstorms and prevents broken tiles from hailstorms.
It also helps conserve energy by preventing the heat from seeping into the house or dissipating out of it and keeps your home warm in winter and cool in summer. They also make your home immune to outside noises.
The advantage that roof insulation gives you is that it eliminates the possibility of having broken pipes due to water condensation. The maintenance cost is low or practically nil and most dealers would offer to provide periodic maintenance services upon purchase of the insulating material. The manufacturers also offer warranty on the product up to six months and more. Some even have customer service cells that offer support and maintenance services for the insulating products that they manufacture. It is advisable to do a bit of research by yourself before you go ahead with installing an insulation.
Another common type of roof insulation apart from the fiber glass insulation is foam insulation. It is by far the easiest way of insulating your roof and can be done within a short period of time and is also effective as any other. They come in handy if you the rains are due and you have a leaky roof and would like to fix it in a hurry. The foam roof insulation is usually sprayed on to the roof using a gun like contraption that mixes the ingredients and heats them up. It is a simple, easy and fast way to having your roof insulated.
It is highly recommended for metal roofs that absorb the day heat and pass it on into the houses interior making it unbearably hot inside and requiring you to install an air conditioner which in turn is going to shoot your electricity bills up. Having a foam roof insulation prevents the roof from heating up like that during the summer and also keeps the home cool during winter.