Metal Roof Insulation
Creating an Efficient Roof System
Your roof is more than a water-shedding device, it is a system that must take into account the following components:
- Reflectivity/Emissivity- This is why Metal Roof’s are Energy Star Rated
- Ventilation - Created using ridge vents during installation
- Insulation - All roofs and attics need insulation but more can be better
As you know, Metal roofing is great for reflecting the sun’s rays keeping your home cooler in the summer but what about the winter where there is no significant savings? That’s why we offer unique insulating solutions that are easy to install in conjunction with your metal roof.
Options for Adding Energy Efficiency to Your Metal Roof
Reflective Attic Barrier - Radiaflect is designed to work with your existing insulation and dramatically cut energy losses year round. More than 45% of an average home's wasted energy is lost through the attic, mostly via radiant transfer. Ordinary insulation does little to stop radiant transfer, but Radiaflect cuts it by 97% - making it one of the best ways to lower your cost of home ownership. In addition it comes with an R-value of 11!
Enkamat Nylon Mesh Underlayment is ideal for use for insulation and ventilation in metal roof systems. What makes Enkamat desirable as a roofing underlayment is the fact that it allows differential movement due to temperature change creating a natural insulating air barrier for your metal roof! It’s like adding a mini second attic.
Enkamat Nylon Mesh Underlayment also promotes evaporation of moisture out of the roofing structure allowing your insulation to work more efficiently.
In addition to creating a cavity for a thermal break (increased energy efficiency), Enkamat also provides an acoustic break, reducing impact noise (rainfall, hail, sleet) up to 50% - or 21dB.
Note: These two systems can be installed separately or in conjunction.
For a FREE energy analysis with your metal roof estimate contact Metal Roofing PA today!