Just as a toque keeps your head warm in the winter, loft insulation keeps the heat in your home from escaping through tiny gaps around vents and ducts in your roof. The loft, better known as one’s attic, is the area directly under the roof. Whether the loft is easily accessible and usable as a room or has ceiling-only access with exposed studs and beams, your loft must be properly insulated to save on energy.
Reduce heating and cooling costs
It is estimated that 25% of a home’s lost heat occurs through the roof. Loft insulation doesn’t just keep warm air from escaping in the winter. It also helps to keep your home cool in the summer. Since the insulation essentially acts as a barrier, it limits the amount of air that can pass through it. In addition to reducing your energy bills and overall utility costs, loft insulation can also limit condensation and prevent the damaging effects of moisture and mould. Types of loft insulation we recommend are loose-fill cellulose, fibreglass panels, and reflective roll sheets.
Limit noise pollution
If you live in an urban area or near loud transportation routes, loft insulation can also help to reduce noise. Depending on the type of loft insulation you choose, the layers of insulation and trapped air act as a buffer to dampen the sound. To reduce noise pollution from entering your home, the best types of insulation are foam, cellulose, or fiberglass.
Call the Pros
No matter which type of loft insulation you choose, adding a layer of protection is essential for reducing your home’s energy costs and limiting your overall environmental footprint. Give us a call to have us come and inspect your current loft insulation. When planning a new metal roof, our team of roofing professionals in Penticton will be sure to discuss insulation options. For a free on-site estimate, contact us today!
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