Did you know up to 40% of heat loss in your home happens through the roof? In Ontario, with constant rising heating costs and cold winters, it is a good idea to save your heat wherever possible. The current building standards require 22.5 inches of insulation whereas residential applications have a mere 6 inches. Having proper insulation and maintaining that insulation will dramatically reduce the amount of heat lost through your roof. If you are interested in saving on heating costs by upgrading your heating we are here to help.
If you aren’t sure how much insulation your building has, and don’t want to go tearing into your ceiling to find out, here are some signs you need more insulation:
If you have any of these symptoms it would be worthwhile to have a roof inspection done to figure out what the root problem is.
If there is a problem due to lack of insulation you’ll have a number of types of insulation material to choose from, here are just a few:
The best time to pad your insulation is when you are having other roof work done like a flat roof replacement or repair. If you are having this service done with us ask our salesperson at the time of inspection for a quote on how much it would be to add insulation at the same time. Adding insulation during a roof replacement will not add any significant amount of time to the overall job we are doing, 2 hours usually. At the same time we will add additional vents as necessary and any other building requirements that go along with adding more insulation.