We are doing a lot of energy conservation these days. Some turn the heating down a degree, others pay extra attention to their slumbering consumers. But not many people think about insulating their roof. Heating accounts for 60% of the average household’s total energy consumption. But, did you know that with a poorly insulated roof, about 30% of the heat in your home is lost through the roof? A renovated roof is the best protection you can want from rising energy prices. Below, we explain why a roof renovation with insulation is an impactful intervention to reduce your energy costs.
Retaining heat in winter
In winter, we all use just a little more energy to heat our homes. Of course, we want our home to stay warm and comfortable during those cold winter months. Of course, it is important that heat is not simply lost through the roof. As mentioned earlier, a large proportion of our heat is lost through a poorly insulated roof. Therefore, it is best to re-insulate your shelter. Because insulation traps heat indoors, your heating system has less work. And so you will save on your energy bill in the long run.
Keeping heat out in the summer
In the summer, an insulated roof has just the opposite effect, which is when we want the heat to stay outside instead of seeping in. Good insulation keeps the summer heat out, so you can enjoy a cool and refreshing indoor climate.
Tip: Especially if you also have air conditioning, a roof renovation is an interesting option. It will ensure that the cool air from the air conditioner stays inside longer. That way your air conditioner doesn’t have to work overtime and you save on your energy bill!
Saving on gas or electricity consumption
Because less heat goes outside, your heating, air conditioning, etc. don’t have to work as much as before. This will automatically reduce your energy consumption and energy costs without you having to adjust your behavior. You won’t notice anything yourself, because your home stays at the same temperature, but your heater doesn’t have to heat as often to keep your home at the desired temperature.
Protecting your home extra
Another benefit of roof insulation is that it extends the life of your roof. After all, with roof insulation you have an extra layer of protection under your tile or flat roof! That way, your home is much better protected from fierce gusts of wind or whatever other phenomena Mother Nature has in store for us that day. An additional insulating protective layer keeps your roof much stronger
Did you know: A roof insulation also helps prevent mold in your home.