Why You Should Insulate your Flat Roof

May 29, 2019

Why You Should Insulate your Flat Roof

 

When people install their beautiful flat roof, the last thing they would like to think about is insulation. After all, it is an added expense, and people don’t like to incur any additional costs for something they think they don’t need. Which brings us to the question: does anyone need to insulate their flat roof? The short answer is yes.

 

Here are a few reasons why insulating your flat roof is necessary.

 

 

 

Prevents heat from escaping

About 25% of the heat in your residential or commercial property escapes through the roof. In order to minimize this number, you need to insulate it. This is especially true during the winter months, which is when you have to rely on heaters and fireplaces to keep the inside warm. The more the heat escapes through the roof, the more you have to rely on these methods, and they can be costly in the long run.

 

Prevents heat from coming in

Another thing a flat roof does so well is keeping the heat out during those hot summer days. An uninsulated roof will let in excess heat, which can significantly increase the temperature on the inside. This will prompt you to turn on the fans or the air conditioning unit. These methods use a lot of energy, making them a costly solution to get through the summer. An insulated roof will help keep you relatively cool as it gets hot outside.

 

Helps you save on your energy bill

By preventing heat from leaving and preventing heat from coming in, an insulated roof is the perfect option for keeping the inside of your property at room temperature. That way, you minimize the usage of air conditioners and heaters. By doing so, these things will not increase your energy bill, and this can help you save hundreds of dollars in the long-term. 

 

With such huge benefits, incurring the initial cost of getting the roof insulated becomes worthwhile.

 

Adds an extra layer of protection

Over the course of the year, your flat roof will be subjected to the elements over and over again. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some added protection? That is what insulating your flat roof does. While this benefit cannot be seen immediately, it becomes apparent throughout the years. This is because your flat roof will last longer than if it had not been insulated.

 

Now, if your roof lasts longer, it means that you will be able to get the most out of it. All roofs eventual fail (that is the sad reality). A flat roof is built to last a lifetime (25 years), and with insulation giving it extra protection, you just might enjoy it for that long.

 

Are you interested in installing a flat roof or do you want us to come and inspect your current installation? Perhaps you want to find out more about insulation? If so, then don’t be afraid to get in touch with Wolfenburg Flat Roof Ottawa now on 613-800-9058 or email us at info@wolfenburginc.com. Our flat roofing experts are more than delighted to help you find an option that suits you best.

 

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