All About New Roof Insulation Technology

by : Joseph Ringwald

If you are tired of having to endure uncomfortable temperatures in your home and are fed up with power bill surprises than now is the time to take a good look at polyurethane foam roof insulation. It is aplied to the roof surface on the exterior of the home before the actual roof is applied, so it not only works to prevent heat from entering the attic at the roof but it also helps to seal the home from small leaks that can cause dry rot to the structure of the home.

Its solid and rigid and will never deteriorate or settle and in fact a grown man can walk on it and it won?t budge. Its the same material that surf boards are made of and it has been used commercially for decades. Its only recently that the technology has been developed to bring it to your home and make it available to be applied just prior to your home being re roofed.

If you go up into your attic on a sunny day you may be surprised to find that it is as hot as an oven up there and a good portion of that heat is going to end up in your home. While you are up there you may also notice that the blown in fiberglass or cellulose insulation has settled considerable. You can have more blown in, but it too will settle with time and besides you still have your attic functioning as a solar oven just a foot or so from your head.

It wasn't until the early 1970s that insulation was even required in a home as part of the building code in in the U.S. so if your home was built before then there is a very good chance that your walls arent even insulated. Your roof is a direct source of a major portion of your homes heating problems in the summer and polyurethane foam insulation stops this heat right at its entry point.