Roof Insulation: Why Is Insulation Important in Our Homes?

Many homeowners don’t give their roof a second thought but it is important to keep your roof as healthy as possible. If you don’t maintain your roof and wait for problems to arise, you’ll be faced with pest infestations, higher energy bills and roof leaks that can lead to mould growth or even worse, structure damage. Taking care of your roof is one of the best things you can do for your home.

One element that’s vital to the overall effectiveness of your roof is insulation. Here’s how installing roof insulation can benefit your roof’s health:

It Maintains Temperature

Approximately 25% of your home’s heat loss happens via the roof. Insulation regulates the temperature by trapping the heat or cold inside to create a comfortable space for you and your loved ones. It also makes your home more energy efficient. Your home will lose its ability to retain heat or cold if the insulation wears out or gets damaged so make sure to inspect your insulation regularly.

Acts as a Rodent and Insect Repellent

Thermguard offers an incredible insulation product – Cellulose Fibre Insulation. While harmless to humans, the additives in our product irritate pests and preventing them from making a nest in the fibres. Roof insulation can act as a form of pest control in your roof.

Offer Sound Proofing

If you live in a noisy area with aeroplanes or traffic, Thermguard can significantly reduce the noise pollution in your home. This is due to the fact that Thermguard is denser than fibreglass. With roof insulation, the sound travelling from one room to another will also be limited due to absorption by the insulation.

Prevent Fires

Thermguard Cellulose Fibre Insulation is treated with fire resistant additives. When tested with a blow torch, it doesn’t melt or release toxic fumes. Should a fire break out in your home, it will reduce damage by containing the fire.

For more information about Thermguard or for a free quote to install Roof insulation in your Cape Town home, get in touch with the team today!