Lowcountry Roofing: Reliable Roofing Charleston
When homeowners think about their roofs, they often only think about what goes on top. However, Charleston roofing professionals also know that it’s just as important to think about what to put under the roof in terms of insulation. Choosing the right insulation can save homeowners tons of money on their heating and cooling costs. While all roof insulation has pros and cons, it’s up to the homeowner to decide on which insulation is installed.
One of the most inexpensive and most commonly used types of roof insulation is fiberglass. This is the same insulation that comes in long pink and yellow rolls that are stuffed between the framing and covering of walls. Since this type of insulation can be difficult to install in between the rafters of a roof, it’s important to hire professionals to ensure the job is done correctly. As the name suggests, fiberglass is made from small pieces of glass, which are melted, mixed and crushed to form the consistency of cotton candy. Since this insulation is still glass, roofers have to wear face masks to avoid breathing in the material because it could damage their lungs.
Wood fiber is a bit more expensive than fiberglass, but it’s easier for roofers to install. It is made from a blend of non-organic and organic materials that are specially treated before they are compressed together.