According to the measurements made by energy experts, in an uninsulated home, more than a quarter of the heat intended to be kept inside the building escapes through the ceiling, first into the attic, then out through the roof. Having your roof inspected annually by a knowledgeable Fayetteville roofing contractor can help prevent energy loss too. Insulation is the building solution used for keeping the heat inside in cold periods and for keeping the heat outside during the hot months, thus reducing the building’s energy needs. However, reducing your heating and cooling bills is not the only way insulation can help you save money – here are some more:
- Eliminating condensation – condensation is a phenomenon that takes place when rising hot air meets a cold surface and the vapour in the air is transformed into water. The liquid then settles on surfaces, such as the wall around the place where the condensation takes place and promotes the appearance of mold and mildew. Proper insulation prevents the process, saving money by preventing fungus-related damage and also making the home a healthier, safer environment;
- Long-term savings with a single investment – the investment that you have to make into your roof insulation might seem substantial, but you will be able to enjoy the benefits for decades, as most insulation solutions can last for at least 40 years.