Insulation is a vital part of any roofing system. It helps control humidity levels inside your attic and allows you better control of your indoor temperature levels. During a reroofing project, many homeowners tend to ask their roofing company if the roof insulation will be replaced along with getting new shingles. The answer to this really depends on the specifics of a roof.
What Is Replaced During a Roof Replacement?
First, your roofer will obviously tear out your old shingles or whatever roofing type you have to clear the way for a new roof. Depending on how extensive the wear, tear and damage is on the rest of the roof deck – that is, the structure underneath that supports the roof – they may or may not include it during the replacement. Generally speaking, they will not touch the insulation layer unless it absolutely needs to be replaced.
So, what problems can affect your insulation? As with most other parts of your home, uncontrolled and excessive moisture is your number one enemy. A leak in your roof can easily spread throughout the assembly. Fiberglass insulation loses its thermal properties significantly when it becomes wet. When this happens, your roofer will have to replace the layer before placing the new shingles.
Many homeowners take advantage of their roof replacement to also update their insulation. If you don’t know when the last time your insulation was replaced, then a current reroofing project is a great time to do this task. Ask your roofing professional about their insulation options to get started.
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