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Installing Insulation on the Roof or Ceiling to Maintain Home Temperature

One way to keep the temperature of the house stable is install insulation on the building. Insulation will make the house or room not too hot in summer and not too cold in cold weather. Thus, the insulation can help you to save electricity usage because there is no need to turn on the air conditioner all day during the summer.

Insulation is able to installed on the roof, ceiling, floor, and even the walls of the house. However, not everyone prepares sufficient budget to insulate the entire house. One way to save on a budget is to insulate one part of the house. If you have choose between roof and ceiling, which one needs to be insulated first to keep the house temperature stable?

Insulating the ceiling is a great way to retain heat between the floors of the house, prevent heat loss through the roof, and keep the house cool in summer. Ceiling insulation consists of solid or loose fill insulation. Solid fill insulation consists of a blanket insulation covering the ceiling beams.

Then, there is the segment insulation where the insulation will be installed between the ceiling beams. Meanwhile, loose fill insulation will be sprayed between the gaps in the ceiling joists. To install ceiling insulation, make sure to provide enough space for the insulation material and allow you to move around during the installation process. Measure the ceiling space you want to insulate and cut the insulation material in increments of 10 to 20 millimeters to fit.

Roof insulation installed above and below the roof rafters, inside the roof slope. Hot temperatures may rise. This means that heat from inside the house can be lost through the roof. Roof insulation can improve overall heat retention. Generally, loose fill insulation is more often used to insulate the roof. This insulation can be made from several materials, including mineral wool, vermiculite, and cellulose or cork grains. Installation of roof insulation is recommended to have 250 to 270 mm thickness. If the roof is already insulated, check again whether it is thick enough or not.

Ceiling insulation can be easier to install than roof insulation. Also, insulating the roof requires more planning to accommodate different types of roofs. Depending on the type of roof, access to the space between the rafters can be limited and requires more careful planning. Meanwhile, ceiling insulation can be much cheaper than roof insulation and is easier to install without professional help. Roof insulation is a large project and often more expensive to undertake. However, it have a positive impact on your home in the long run. Basically, the roof is the first layer of protection against the elements. So investing in roof insulation is a great way to make the whole house feel more comfortable and save on electricity bills.

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