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Choosing the Perfect Roof Insulation for Your Residence

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Did you know that a large percentage of your household energy expenses are on cooling and heating the house? This even increases when you cool or heat a home that isn't insulated, compared to one that has roof insulation. Without insulation, your house will lose heat via the roof during winter and gain more heat in summer. This increases the energy bill since you will be heating and cooling your home and the surrounding environment, rather than where you dwell.

Different materials are usually used in residential insulation and work differently to maintain stable temperatures inside your home compared to others. Which insulation material should you use? While getting an insulation consultation can assist you to make an informed decision, below are some tips that can guide you in the right direction:

Forms of roof insulation

Ceiling insulation can be categorised in different forms, but the most popular ones are outlined below:

Bulk insulation

If you are searching for a form of insulation that's ideal for floors, walls and ceilings, consider going for bulk insulation since it offers a physical barrier for the heat transfer. They function effectively just like a blanket to slow the movement of the warm air. During the cold months, the materials will retain the warm air in the house, while in summer, warmth is hindered from entering in. The experts can use numerous materials for bulk insulation.

One type of bulk insulation that can last for years -- and is environmentally friendly -- is cellulose insulation. It's blown or sprayed into the ceiling to conform to your building and surround you with an insulation system that's seamless.

Reflective insulation

This form of insulation works by reflecting heat away from the house or back into it. Typically they are double-sided, meaning they can work both in winter and summer and are useful for walls and roofs. Reflective insulation works best when the air gaps between the roof or wall and reflective surfaces are sealed. Remember that some alternatives are metal-based, meaning they can conduct electricity, so don't even think about doing the installation by yourself – this isn't one of those DIY tasks you do.

Roof insulation is best handled by professionals so be sure to hire the most reliable insulation company in your area. The experts should first check out your house and consider several factors before they recommend the most suitable type of insulation and the materials to use.