It is a known fact that almost half of the money spent on utility bills goes to cooling and heating the area of a building. Mostly, energy costs are factually going through the roof.
The roof is the first and the best defense against the winter chill and the summer heat. A poorly insulated roof can allow too much heat during summer, leaving many homeowners or building owners a huge amount of air conditioning bill. During winter, it also sets off more warmth, resulting to high heating costs.
This provides advantages of easy installation which requires no special training. It also offers two options, the recycled glass and sheep’s wool which are both environment friendly. It can insulate both small and large areas.
Sheet insulation uses environment-friendly materials such as wood board, straw, and cork. A building owner can opt for an expanded polystyrene board as it offers high R-value and is non-porous, eliminating the need for a building wrap. For those who opt for unfinished boards, they can have it covered with plasterboard. Some boards also have their own attachment methods for an easy installation. Moreover, the uncoated sheet insulation can be reused, making it more eco-friendly.
Mostly, edifices that were constructed before the 1970s are more likely have insufficient roof insulation. To make sure of the efficacy of the building’s insulation, conduct an energy audit. This can help in getting invaluable facts on how to improve the energy efficiency of a building.
Overall, insulating the roof can help the building gain a high EPC rating, showing the probable buyers or tenants how energy efficient the building is. This only means that the higher the EPC rating of a building is, the more marketable it becomes. Hence, insulating the roof of a building is not only energy-efficient, but also a cost-effective way of increasing the building’s value.