Fort Worth Roofing: Article About Insulation

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In addition to sealing tiny cracks and crevices around the house, insulating is one of the most important actions that a homeowner can take in order to lower their energy costs and achieve a greater level of indoor comfort. Because the installation of insulation can be tricky, working with a local Fort Worth roofing company can help property owners ensure that they are getting excellent workmanship and high quality materials for the maximum level of efficiency and cost savings.

Achieving the U.S. Department of Energy's recommended R value for attic insulation also helps mitigate the effects of passive solar heating. The sun's heat is easily absorbed by dark materials and roofs made from petroleum based products such as asphalt. Until it is time to replace the roof with some other material, homeowners can have professional roofers install thermal insulation with a radiant barrier to reduce heat buildup. Installing this type of barrier and insulation could cut heating and air conditioning costs by up to 30 percent per year.

Another benefit of having roofers insulate the attic is the creation of a more comfortable upper level in the house.

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As heat is conducted through the attic's floor and the home's ceilings, upstairs bedrooms may become unbearably hot during the summertime. Insulation stops thermal conduction so that the highest floor of a home does not get as hot.

Sufficient insulation also helps a home's roof last longer. When insulation is applied to the underside of the roofing system and the attic walls and floor, the roof's exterior materials, adhesives and wooden sheathing have less stress. By stopping the bombardment of heat coming from the underside of the roof, the shingles or tiles could last up to five years longer. This could save a homeowner a considerable sum of money on repairs and premature roof replacement costs.

In addition to helping prolong the lifespan of the roof, insulation also helps to prevent problems like the development of ice dams. Although snow and ice may only come once or twice each winter in the Fort Worth area, it can wreak havoc on a home's gutters, downspouts and wooden substructure. Insulation reduces the freeze and thaw cycles that can take place on a roof, minimizing the roof's risk of a water leak.

Insulation boosts a home's energy efficiency. A home that consumes less energy has a lower carbon footprint, which helps to lower air pollution levels. The act of insulating the roof offers many years of environmental benefits.

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