For many reasons, metal roofing is steadily growing in popularity in the United States. It is beautiful and more durable than asphalt shingles. It doesn’t have to be strong, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t require insulation. Insulation will increase its energy efficiency.
It is strongly recommended that insulation be used with your metal roof. Insulation can improve the energy efficiency of your home, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Metal roof sweating is caused by too much humidity condensing under your roof. This can be prevented by installing underlayment. To ensure proper airflow, you’ll need good ventilation.
A vapor barrier is recommended to prevent condensation from building up under your metal roof. Vapor barriers prevent moist air from condensing and flowing up through insulation.
Although plywood is not a must, some homeowners recommend it. Plywood protects the insulation from being damaged by the roof and provides soundproofing.
The underside of your metal roofing can become condensed and cause damage to your building. The correct insulation can prevent condensation from ever forming by making sure that the panel temperature does not exceed the dew point. Vinyl-backed fiberglass insulation is used by many homeowners to prevent moisture from entering the metal roof. Talk to your local roofing professionals about which insulation is best for you.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in Saint Petersburg, FL! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.