Insulation and your Colorbond Roof – Get the Facts
We have all been told that your roof and the insulation you choose have a big impact on the thermodynamics of your home. In simple terms, your roofing materials and underlying insulation could mean the difference between an expensive energy bill and an energy efficient home. GT Roofing Adelaide are Colorbond experts and have years of experience installing Colorbond roofs across Adelaide suburbs. So, we have put together the information you need to know about your Colorbond roof and its insulation. We want to take all the guess work out of making your home energy efficient. Whilst we know your Colorbond roof is known to be the most thermally efficient roofing material on the market, however, the effectiveness of the Colorbond roof relies heavily on the insulation, just like other metal roof structures. So here are your facts about Colorbond roofing and insulation.
A common misconception we hear all the time is that your Colourbond roof, because it is metal, will actually make your home colder during winter. This couldn’t be further from the truth, it is actually the insulation under the roof, in the cavity or in the ceiling and walls itself that determines the comfort levels of those inside the home. So really, it’s the insulation that keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter, a properly insulated roof will help regulate temperature and can reduce your energy bills. If you aren’t sure if your roof is properly insulated, contact the roofing specialists GT Roofing and we can provide you with a recommendation for your roof.
Another interesting idea we have heard in the past is that because they cool down faster once the sun goes down, they radiate less heat into your home. Generally, insulation is used to reduce the transmission of heat inside the home and installers like GT Roofing will incorporate the appropriate roofing insulation into your new Colorbond roof. You can discuss your options with us when we come out to assess your roof.
The two main types of insulation used across the industry are wool blankets and underlayments. We use both products and will recommend the best suited insulation material for your roof, in some cases it may be necessary or economical to use both types of installation. It is also important to remember there should be no gaps whatsoever in your insulation. Call us at GT Roofing to come to your home and discuss your best options for optimising your energy bills using the right insulation in your roof.
If your roof also has a lot of ventilation, or vents themselves in the roof, you should look at either closing the vents during colder temperatures, especially after hot days, to prevent moisture and condensation from coming down off the roof panels and dripping onto your ceiling. Over time, this can cause significant water damage inside your home. If you are building your home, now is the time to install a sarking style material under your roof materials which can work to prevent condensation as well as embers in bushfire prone areas. The benefits of an appropriate sarking material can be the difference in the level of damage to your home this storm season.
You should also consider your gutters, gutters don’t just help rain flow away from your home, they prevent the water from cascading back into the roof cavity, so make sure on your Colorbond roof, those gutters are the right size for your home. Remember GT Roofing are only too happy to answer all your Colorbond questions. Call us to discuss your roof and gutter options today.
GT Roofing Adelaide specialises in roofing restoration, replacements, repairs and extensions and works with COLORBOND® Steel and BlueScope Steel throughout the Adelaide area and across South Australia. For an obligation free chat, please call George on 0434 640 550 or complete our contact form and we will get in touch shortly.