Friday, February 2, 2018

Importance of Roofing Insulation

Commercial roofing insulation acts as a protective blanket that’s wedged in between your roof’s surface and the roof deck. It’s used to reduce the transfer of heat.  Proper roofing insulation can protect your roof from mold, mildew, and high energy costs. A poorly insulated roof causes higher energy bills because your HVAC system needs to be constantly running to maintain your indoor comfort.

Air naturally travels from warm areas towards cooler areas, and insulation restricts this natural movement. Therefore, during the winter, insulation will prevent the cold air from coming into your facility through the ceilings. It works the same way during the summer – keeping the cool air inside and preventing it from moving towards warmer areas.

Here are some additional benefits of roof insulation:
  • Reduce your carbon footprint: Insulation is an essential factor in minimizing your property’s carbon footprint because it saves energy. By insulating your roof, your building is naturally regulating its temperature, rather than having to resort to unnecessary artificial heating and cooling.
  • Reduce Noise: Insulation can provide an extra physical barrier against irritating external sounds that may be bothering you. Roof insulation can significantly reduce the amount of noise pollution in your building, making everyone’s day more enjoyable.
  • Avoid dampness and mold: Modern insulation can reduce the amount of condensation that forms in your roof by regulating the temperature internally. This reduces the opportunity for mold to form.

Insulating your roof can help create a comfortable environment for all people who spend their days inside your building.  If you need help deciding on the right insulation for your roof, consult with Matrix Roofing Systems, Inc. because expertise matters when it comes to insulating commercial roofing, as does experience.