Improving the energy-efficiency of your home
As heat rises, you could be losing as much as 25 percent of your heating energy through your roof if you do not have adequate insulation installed. Renovating your home with modern insulating materials like stone wool could reduce your energy costs and save you up to 70 percent in heating and cooling expenses.
By installing stone wool insulation in your roof, you can improve the overall thermal performance of your home, making sure you can stay warm in winter and cool in summer. Whether you are renovating an existing roof or replacing the entire outer layer of your building, stone wool insulation remains a long-lasting and sustainable solution for your remodelling project.
Select durable materials for the project
If you have to remodel or replace your roof, you should also take the opportunity to select more durable materials than were available during the initial construction. Usually, a roof renovation becomes essential after about 25 years. Once you have reached this stage, you will need to consider what solutions are available on the market that can help extend the useful life of the property and can provide adequate protection long into the future.
Even if you do not need to completely replace your roof but see that energy costs are rising, it is also the perfect time to review your current insulation solutions and replace them with a more reliable product. ROCKWOOL’s stone wool insulation will ensure you can maximise the lifetime of the property by protecting the construction elements from mould or mildew, and halt those runaway heating and cooling expenses.
Roof types and materials
Depending on the type of roof – flat or pitched – you will need to consider what materials to use for the covering, sheathing, and connections. While many different styles like a dormer, hip, and gable remain popular in new and older homes, each one of these construction types can benefit from installing superior insulation inside the building.
Pitched roofs also provide the opportunity to extend the usable living area by converting the loft space. If this is part of your project, you should consider the insulation materials below to help you create a comfortable addition to your home.