We often speak of a roof as a system. There are many elements that all must work together if you want your home and family protected and if you want your roof to last as long as it should. Your attic insulation is just one of those elements. Once you have a roof leak and water gets on your insulation, it’s damaged and must be replaced. Here is why you want your insulation to not only be the proper amount, but also in good condition.
What Your Attic Insulation Does
Most people think of insulation as what keeps the hot or cold out. And that’s true. However, when it comes to your attic insulation, it also keeps the moisture out of the attic. Your bathrooms, laundry room and kitchen all have moist air that rises. If it’s allowed into the attic it can lead to mildew which leads to issues with the wood structure of your attic.
With our hot summers the insulation and ventilation in your attic work together to help protect the shingles. You likely know how hot your attic gets, if it didn’t have insulation and ventilation, it would be even hotter. Hot enough to virtually cook your shingles from the inside.
Benefits of Proper Insulation
If you don’t have the right amount of insulation or yours has sustained water damage from a roof leak, your home suffers in many ways. However, with the right amount of good insulation, your home will be cooler. With a cooler home, your HVAC system will last longer. Like anything mechanical in your home, the more it runs, the faster it wears out. Of course, we believe the biggest benefit is in the preventable roof damage and longevity of your roof.
Roof Damage? We Can Help
We see many homes in the area that don’t have proper attic insulation either because of the change in code since the late 80’s, lazy and cheap building contractors who short homebuyers and damaged insulation from roof leaks. We can help you with a roof repair or replacement inspection and let you know if you need additional or new attic insulation. You can also click here to evaluate your insulation levels yourself. Call us today for your roof repair or replacement – (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form.