Every homeowner wants to lower their energy spending while still staying comfortable during the summer and the winter. One of the best ways to do so is by installing proper insulation throughout the home, especially in your roof. Here are some of the reasons why insulation is important and why you should invest in some for your home and your roof.
Better Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is a priority for many homeowners, especially when heating and cooling bills can be very expensive. Insulation is important to make your home more energy efficient, which will lower your energy spending and your carbon footprint. Studies have shown that the average homeowner spends over $2000 every year on their energy bill. By investing in insulation, you can save more than you spent in only a few years.
Higher Home Value
Even if you are not planning on putting your home on the market soon, it’s always a good idea to think about what features home buyers are looking for. One of the most important priorities for many people is energy efficiency. Insulation is important for many home buyers, and being able to show that your roof and other parts of your property have adequate insulation is a great strength. To save even more energy and raise your home value even higher, you can also invest in energy efficient appliances, windows that help to reduce heat transfer, and other energy efficiency measures.
Less Sound Carrying from Room to Room and Outside to Inside
Does your little one like to play the drums at all hours of the day? Are you tired of hearing sirens and traffic from outside when you are trying to relax at the end of the day? Insulation is important to help reduce sound transfer between rooms in between the outside of your home and the inside of your home. Good insulation that is properly installed and planned can help reduce a wide variety of sounds including traffic, neighbors, children, music, television, sirens, and more. Remember that adding insulation alone will not make a transformative difference. However, it can play a role in the greater sound reduction at your property.
Keep Your Home Comfortable
Your home should be a safe refuge where you can relax at the end of the day. Unfortunately, if your home does not properly keep in heat during the winter or keep heat out in the summer, you might end up going to great lengths to maintain an even and comfortable temperature. If you have proper insulation in your home, it will easily maintain the temperature that you are looking for throughout the coldest nights and the hottest mornings. Consequently, this reduces the wear and tear that your heating and cooling systems experience over the course of the years. Insulation does not just save you money on your bills every month, it can also save you money on your repair bills and your eventual replacement cost.
Beyond making the temperature of your home comfortable, proper insulation can also help prevent outside contaminants from entering your home. Dirt, smoke, mold, outdoor pollutants, and radon can all enter homes more easily if they are not properly insulated and airtight. Investing in proper insulation is a great way to limit your risk and keep your family safe and healthy throughout the year. This is especially important if you live in an area that has poor air quality.
Roof Insulation Is Particularly Important
Many homeowners think of the insulation between the walls when they think about insulation, but insulation in the roof is particularly valuable. Homes that are under-insulated have high levels of heat loss in the winter and high levels of heat gain in the summer. In the summer, for example, a roof that is not properly insulated will let heat into the home. As a result, your cooling system will need to work even harder to keep your home a comfortable, even temperature.
In the winter, insulation is essential to make sure that snow and ice can melt evenly on your roof, that there is not a dramatic temperature difference between floors, and that moisture problems do not develop. A roof that is not insulated is at a higher risk of having ice and snow melt unevenly, which can cause mildew and wood rot to sit in.
Make Your Roof Last with Benchmark Roofers
Benchmark Roofers is proud to serve homeowners throughout the state of Maryland in need of high-quality roofing and repairs. Beyond our roof replacement and repair offerings, we can help you cross home improvement projects off your to-do list, including door replacement, gutter replacement, siding replacement, window replacement, and roof repair. For a free roof inspection to determine if you need a roof replacement or a consultation to show you the benefits of a new roof, call us today at (443) 454-1293 or submit the brief contact form below.