Three Ways to Stop Money from Leaking through the Roof


If your home feels chilly during the winter, but the heating system works well and there are no cold draughts, then your roof could be to blame. A roof that doesn’t have proper decking or isn’t insulated will allow heated air to escape from your home, thus lower the temperature inside. Here are three ways to lower energy costs with roof repairs.

Insulate Flat Roofs

For houses with flat roofs, it is important to insulate them to keep more heat inside the home. To insulate a flat roof, a layer of insulation board can be placed on top of the roof’s weatherproof layer or directly on the timber decking. You can save as much money by insulating a flat roof as homes with insulated lofts can.

Replace Old Decking

Sometimes timber decking can be damaged by water that has leaked beneath tiles or shingles, by condensation, or by pests like termites. It can also be damaged after storms have torn off the roofing material and left decking exposed. To help save on energy costs, any damaged timber decking should be removed and replaced so cold air does not seep into your house.

Add Warm Roof Insulation

Roofers in West Sussex can add warm roof insulation to keep heat in the house instead of letting it escape through the roof. When heat escapes, or cold air enters your home, it will cause the temperature to go down and trigger your boiler to run to raise the temperature. By installing warm roof insulation in lofts under the roof or on flat roofs, your home will stay warmer and the boiler will not need to run as often.

By preventing heat from escaping through the roof, you will save money because your boiler will not turn on as often when it’s cold outside, which will in turn reduce energy use and costs.

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