The insulation in your attic plays an important role in keeping your roof in good condition. Its main function is to prevent excessive heat in the attic. But as a result of maintaining a consistent roof and attic temperature, the insulation also helps lower the risk of roof leaks, cracks and other problems.
Take a closer look at the various ways proper attic insulation can protect your roofing.
Prevents Structural Damage
The roof rafters must remain damage-free and protected from other issues. Otherwise, the structural integrity of your roof will be compromised. Having the right amount of attic insulation can help shield the rafters from drastic temperature changes, preventing rot, mold and other moisture-related issues.
Protects Roof Shingles
Despite their durability, roof shingles become worn out over time. One of the factors that contribute to their deterioration is the temperature changes throughout the year. Asphalt shingles expand and contract when temperatures fluctuate. The thermal movement eventually causes shingles to split or become brittle.
With proper attic insulation, it’s easier for the shingles to maintain a consistent temperature, reducing the risk of cracking and other heat-related damage. During roof replacement, make sure to invest in attic insulation so you can get the most out of your GAF roofing system.
Your attic insulation can also act as a barrier against water infiltration. In case your roof develops holes and leaks into the attic, the insulation can prevent moisture from immediately dripping into your living spaces. If your attic doesn’t have enough insulation, water can easily seep into your home and cause significant damage to your interior.
Do you need a reliable roofing company to assist you with your attic insulation concern? At Pritchett Bros, we have a team of industry professionals who are always ready to help you achieve your home improvement goals. Get in touch with us at (812) 275-3185, or complete our contact form to make an appointment. We serve clients in Bloomington and Bedford, IN.