3 Ways Attic Insulation Protects Your Roof

Attic insulation refers to the use of protective, thermally insulated interior cladding. It plays a crucial role in keeping your roofing structure — and the rest of your home — in tip-top condition no matter the season.

Attic Insulation

In this article, roofing specialists share three ways attic insulation benefits your roof.

  1. It prevents cracks in the rafters. When issues related to your rafters occur, it can lead to severe structural damage to your home. With the right amount of attic insulation, however, cracks forming in your rafters can be avoided. On the other hand, when there is not enough insulation in your attic, wooden rafters become more susceptible to expanding and contracting with extreme temperatures, which increases the risk of cracking.

  2. It reduces the risk of roof leaks. Attic insulation also provides protection from leaks and other forms of water damage such as mold and rot. If your attic does not have sufficient insulation and your roof develops cracks, your roof will face a higher risk of leakage, potentially resulting in damage to your interior walls, ceiling-mounted fans, recessed lights and other furnishings.

  3. It protects your roofing shingles. While many modern-day roofing shingles are designed to withstand severe weather conditions, it is inevitable that they become worn out over time. Changes in temperature, for instance, cause roofing shingles to heat up at times and freeze at other times, which could lead to cracks. By making sure you have proper attic insulation, you can protect your roofing shingles from the adverse effects of temperature changes. Attic insulation helps shingles maintain an even temperature throughout the year.

The Great American Roofing Company specializes in residential roofing services, including attic insulation and storm damage repair. To schedule an appointment or get a no-obligation quote, give our office a call at (201) 825-2955 or fill out our contact form.