A friend recently had his roof insulated and you wonder if it would be a good idea to do the same. There’s a lot to be said for roof thermal insulation in Evanston. To help you get started, here are three of the advantages that investing in thermal insulation would provide.
No Additional Stress on the Roof
Perhaps you’re concerned about adding more weight to the roof. In fact, this type of insulation is lightweight. It’s not likely to cause additional stress on the framework that supports the roof. This is true even if you have an older roof under the current one. Remember that a professional will examine the framework first and determine if anything needs to be done prior to adding the insulation.
Once the roof’s thermal insulation is in place, you are likely to notice a difference in your utility costs. That’s because the insulation makes your Evanston home a little tighter. While the amount of savings will vary based on the square footage and the quality of the insulation used in other areas of the house, it’s not unusual for homeowners to notice as much as a 20% decrease in heating and cooling costs.
Protecting the Roof From Damage
Roof thermal insulation in Evanston will add more years to the roof by minimizing damage to the shingles or other materials. That includes damage that could occur when ice dams are created from melting snow and the accumulating ice. The insulation also reduces condensation and prevents other forms of moisture that could shorten the life of the roof.
Would you like to know more about what thermal insulation could do for your roof and home? Call the team at Showalter Roofing Services and arrange for one of our professionals to drop by. You can also visit us to request an appointment. With our help, your roof will be in better shape than ever.