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3 Benefits of Roof Insulation

January 3, 2022 | 2 min. read

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When we are educated on a topic, we are more inclined to invest in them.


For example, if you need a roof replacement and you’ve read up on shingles, you’re more likely to invest in shingles that will add curb appeal and longevity to your home.


But when something is out of sight – it’s out of mind. For things like underlayment and insulation, we don’t want to invest in something we can’t see.


However, insulation is essential for your roof and your home’s efficiency. 


Rescue My Roof has been in the roofing industry for over a decade, helping people like you make their homes efficient and safe.


Are you hesitant to invest in roofing insulation? We’ve compiled a list of the benefits roof insulation offers so that when the time comes to make the purchase, you’ll know the reasons why you should invest. 


3 Reasons to Invest in Roof Insulation 


Roof insulation isn’t the most fun thing to purchase. It’s not pretty to look at, and most of the time, you don’t even remember it’s there.


However, insulation is vital to your home’s efficiency. 


Here are three reasons why insulation is beneficial: 


1. Insulation Saves Money on Energy Systems


Professional Working on Roof InsulationHeating and cooling your home can be an added expense every month that can quickly add up to thousands of dollars per year. 


While heating and cooling your home is necessary for your comfort and safety, that doesn’t mean there aren’t small ways you can save money.


Small actions like conducting energy audits and having adequate roof ventilation can save money on energy costs. But to save even more money, insulation is vital.


Insulation will keep the warm air in your home and will prevent cold temperatures from permeating in from the outside.


When you don’t have quality ventilation, it will require more energy (and therefore more money) to keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 


Investing in high-quality insulation early on is key to saving more money in the future. 


2. High-Quality Insulation Prevents Ice Dams


Ice dams are the culprit of winter roof issues; when you struggle with ice dams, snow and ice freeze near your gutters and can cause leaks, damage, and rotting wood. 


Insulation helps keep your roof at a consistent temperature throughout its entirety. Meaning the ice and snow at the top of your roof is unlikely to melt and refreeze near your gutters.


When ice dams cause severe damage like leaks and rotten wood, it can be a costly repair. You can save yourself the headache of big spending and timely-consuming repairs by investing in roof insulation. 


3. Roof Insulation Increases the Lifetime of Your Roof


Visible Roof InsulationAs insulation decreases the chance of damage from ice dams and helps preserve your roof, it increases your roof’s lifespan.


A lifetime in the roofing industry is considered 30 years – but your roof needs the proper care and maintenance to make it that far.


Investing in aspects of your roof like high-quality ventilation and insulation will help maintain your roof. 


Getting High-Quality Roof Insulation


While you may not benefit from seeing roof insulation every day, you ensure your home is safe and sound by investing.


You will save money on heating and cooling your home, it’s unlikely you’ll deal with severe ice dams, and you’ll get the maximum life out of your roof. 


You can learn more about other aspects of roof maintenance with “Hot Roof vs. A Cold Roof: What’s the Difference?” 

Are you ready to get insulation and begin your roof replacement? Located in the greater Milwaukee area, Rescue My Roof can meet your needs. Contact us today to schedule your free roof estimate.