Your roof is a crucial element of your home. It helps keep you comfortable and toasty in the winter and wards off the harmful glare of the sun in the summer. One of the best ways to maintain and improve the performance of your roof is by adding sufficient insulation to the attic space. Instead of cranking up the heat and shelling out a few dollars here and there, why not opt for this long-term investment? A trusted roofing contractor discusses how attic insulation can benefit you and the roof.
Prevents Ice Dams
If you do not have proper insulation, heat from inside your living space escapes through your ceiling and rises to the attic. This means your shingles remain at a much higher temperature during cold, snowy winter months. If your shingles are warm, they will melt the snow sitting on top of them. As temperatures drop — or as meltwater finds its way to the colder eaves — it refreezes as ice. This process is called ice damming. Ice dams have a significant effect on the performance and lifespan of your roof, increasing the risk for leaks and gutter issues.
Interstitial condensation is a form of dampness present between the layers of the roof. It can penetrate the walls, floors and ceilings of your structure. It occurs when warm air comes in contact with cool air, creating condensation or water droplets on the surface. A reputable roofer says that these droplets can build up and damage your roofing materials. It is important to install proper insulation, such as Owens Corning® AttiCat® Loose-fill Insulation, to prevent heat transfer and minimize the risk of condensation.
Prevents Gutter Damage
Your roof deck experiences notable changes and may contract and expand faster than other roofing components. Over time, this repetitive cycle can shift your gutters and dislodge your gutter fasteners, resulting in an array of water-related problems, like overflowing gutters and basement flooding.
Adams Roofing Professionals, Inc is a premier source of comprehensive roof repair and attic insulation solutions in Illinois. Our company provides top-rated products and services to ensure a safer and more comfortable living space for you and your family. Call us today at (847) 364-7663 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.