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The Best Way to Insulate a Roof

Best Way to Insulate a Roof

One of the things we all know is that heat rises, and in our homes or other buildings, that can mean that it heads straight up and out via the roof.

This can cause all manner of problems such as: cold spots, condensation and substantial loss of energy. It is also expensive and inefficient – something you definitely don’t want, with energy prices being so high.

One way to prevent this is to insulate your roof, giving your home a cosy blanket that will keep the heat in, and prevent heat from entering the home on warm days.

With this in mind, let’s explore roof insulation in greater detail, and consider why spray foam provides the greatest roof insulation benefits overall…

Why Would I Want to Insulate My Roof?

When it comes to insulating your loft space you have two options: the floor or the roof. You may choose the floor and add mineral wool insulation, but this can lead to problems with head height and allowing the space to be fully usable. Additionally if your insulate the floor you will need to empty the room and create enough space to lay the insulation.

With spray foam you can add insulation directly to the underside of your roof, between the trusses and rafters to give it a layer between the elements and inside.

You won’t lose any head height and the spray can get into all the nooks and crannies that other insulation types will miss.

Plus you won’t need to make space for the large and cumbersome rolls of insulation.

Best of all, this spray foam will give your loft back the head height you need. Result!

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Because it is used between the rafters, you don’t lose a thing – you just create a warmer and more habitable space that can be used as a study or playroom or – subject to building control – used as a warm and cosy bedroom!

How Will Spray Foam Insulation be Applied?

Spray foam insulation is one of the most flexible options for insulating your roof. It is simply sprayed by a professional into the spaces between your rafters – giving a tight seal that prevents moisture from entering your home.

The contractor will use a special mix of chemicals that when applied will expand more than 100 times its original size to fit into almost any space, creating an impenetrable barrier.

The excess is then trimmed where necessary, so you can add plasterboard, or just leave it exposed.

Best Way to Insulate a Roof

A one-off payment for a lifetime of property benefits? You can’t say fairer than that! (And besides-you can't put a price on comfort!)

Why is Spray Foam the Best-fit Solution for My Roof?

Spray foam insulation is a great option for use on your roof as an insulation option. It is clean, easy to apply, flexible and practical and it offers superior energy saving options compared to other insulation (many of which are unsuitable for roof applications).

When deciding to insulate your roof you should definitely consider insulating with spray foam. Here’s why:

  • No HFC’s, PBDE’s or volatile organic compounds.
  • Allows your building to breathe.
  • Reduces noise transfer.
  • Protects against mould growth.
  • Substantially increases your property’s EPC rating.

A one-off payment for a lifetime of property benefits? You can’t say fairer than that! For more info, or to request your free roof inspection, simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below!

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