If you’ve ever had roof damage to your home, your attic insulation was also likely damaged. If it wasn’t replaced, either as part of an insurance claim, by your roofing contractor or by yourself, you need to do so. Your home’s attic insulation plays a vital role in keeping your home comfortable, but also the health of your roof and other parts of your home.
Insulation 101 – What it Does
The first insulation fact we like to share is that your insulation does more than keep the heated or cooled air in your home. It also keeps the heat or cold from your attic from getting into your home. More than that, however, it also:
- Keeps moisture out of your attic
- Helps your HVAC system last as long as it should
- Works with your attic ventilation to help prevent ice dams
- Prevents avoidable roof damage
Insulation 102 – Really, All That?
Yes. The moisture from your bathroom, laundry room and kitchen rises. When there isn’t insulation to trap it in your home, it leads to mildew and mold growth in your attic. This is just one type of preventable roof damage. A properly insulated and ventilated attic will stay a more consistent temperature in the winter which keeps ice dams from forming which damage shingles, fascia, gutters and more. And, when your home’s heater or cooled air can easily escape from your home, your HVAC system works harder. When it works harder, it won’t last as long as it should.
Roof Damage – Call Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation
If you have roof damage or suspect you have a roof leak or even need a roof replacement, call Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation today. With offices in both east Tennessee and middle Tennessee that are both A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau, we can help you with all your residential or commercial roofing needs. Call us today in Knoxville at (865) 248-2772 or Nashville at (615) 645-4500 or fill out our easy-to-use contact form for your free estimate.