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Insulation in the Attic and How It Affects Your Roof

ByMatthew Hershberger

Dec 30, 2022

Roof performance is more than just durable roofing shingles. To maximize the performance and durability of your roof, you will need a complete roofing solution that includes ventilation and insulation products.

How Insulation Works to Control Air Flow

Heat flows from warmer areas to colder ones until both temperatures are the same. Winter heat flows from indoor heated spaces to unheated areas, such as your attic or garage, basement, and even outside.

Insulation is a way to prevent heat from escaping to other places. Insulation, in other words, keeps your heated interiors warm and toasty, while keeping heat from escaping to unheated areas.

Benefits of Attic Insulation

Properly installing attic insulation can be good for your roof, your wallet, and the environment. Insulating your attic can be one of the best ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Sealing Attic Leaks Can Help You Save Money and Energy

Air sealing your attic floor or adding insulation to it can reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 15%. 

Heating your home in winter can quickly become expensive if you live in an area with cold winters. To save money and keep the winter chill at bay, some people may lower the thermostat by adding a sweater and maybe even lower the temperature. However, this strategy is not always effective.

If your home is located in a hot climate or an area with hot summers you will know the challenges involved in keeping your home comfortable without having to spend a lot on air conditioning. Attic insulation is a great way to reduce outdoor heat and stabilize indoor temperatures.

This post was written by a roofing specialist at All-Star Roofing. We offer the best tile roof repair in Tampa Bay FL. We are a family-owned and operated roofing business, striving to be the best in our industry. Our family has been in the Tampa Bay area for over 60 years, and our objective has always been to provide roofing services at a fast, reliable, and competitive rate