21 Oct Tips for keeping your roof energy efficient
There are many areas around a home that experience heat loss, including doors, windows and chimneys.
However, the inescapable truth that warm air rises means that it is the roof that is the biggest cause of heat loss in most homes.
Concerned about the energy efficiency of your roof? Below, we will look at some of the different ways to make your roof more energy efficient.
To keep your roof energy efficient, insulating your loft, attic or roof underside is the best course of action. Insulation pays for itself over time because it remains effective indefinitely, so long as it does not degrade. Insulation stops warm air from escaping through the roof.
Rolls of mineral wool insulation can be used where the roof joists are straight and regular, such as in lofts and in unconverted attics. If your roof has a ceiling, then you’ll have to strip it back to install the insulation and then build it back up.
If your loft space is hard to access (for instance, if the loft has an inspection hatch but no door), you can have blown insulation installed. This is done by a professional and takes but a few hours. It is extremely effective, although it is quite expensive.
If your roof has a damp problem, insulation could worsen it. The best course of action here is to increase the roof ventilation level, so that water can escape once it evaporates on the inside. You should, however, seek professional advice on the matter, since all cases differ. A professional roofer will be able to assist you with any damp issues you have.
A leak will reduce a roof’s energy efficiency because if water can get in, so too can warm air escape. We recommend inspecting your roof every six months to make sure that roof tiles are in place as they should be. It is also worthwhile treating your roof for moss, to prevent it from growing and damaging your roof’s structural integrity.
The importance of a roof’s energy efficiency cannot be overstated. If you want to maximise the energy efficiency of your roof in Leeds, call us on 0113 293 4038 or contact here.