Should You Insulate Under a Metal Roof?

by | Jul 20, 2021 | Roofing

If you’re considering installing a metal roof this year, then you’re likely wondering whether or not you need to insulate under the roof. While not installing this would no doubt save you money, is it the right decision?

Generally speaking, you should definitely install insulation under your roof, not only providing an additional layer of heat retention during the colder months, but also protecting against the build-up of condensation.

With this in mind, this blog post will discuss more on metal roofs, first stating a few benefits, then discussing a little more on why you should insulate under your brand new roof.

What are the benefits of metal roofing?

We’ve covered the benefits in another article previously. However, benefits of metal roofing include:

  • Increased roof life expectancy
  • Fire resistance
  • Heat conduction
  • Generally safer and healthier compared to other roofing options

As you can see, there are numerous benefits of metal roofing. Therefore, it’s no surprise that many home and business owners are installing these, replacing their current roof, whether that’s slate, flat, or another design/material.

Insulate your metal roof to reduce condensation

Condensation, else known as a build-up of moisture causes many problems in and around the home, especially where poor ventilation is concerned. If left unattended, this can consequently lead to mold, nasty odors, and other unpleasant surprises.

Insulating your roof provides an air vapor layer and seal tight protection, reducing the risk of condensation build-up, protecting your roof and your property.

Further improve your homes energy efficiency

Secondly, although metal roofs are somewhat energy efficient already, especially in hotter climates, installing a layer of installation further increases this. Therefore, this translates to lower energy bills during the colder months, alongside more warmth – keeping the heat in and the cold out.

Insulation on a metal roof reduces noise pollution

Finally, insulating your roof will reduce noise pollution. While this may not be a deal-breaker for many households, especially if living in rural and particularly quiet areas, this is an added benefit and another reason to consider installation.

To find out more about metal roofing, or to receive a quote for installation in the Kentucky area, you can contact the team at Jacob’s Ladder.

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