Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service for states from the west to the east and both north and south. This arctic blast is going to be intense and even reach us here in the Tulsa area. With the cold air on its way, you are no doubt thinking about the insulation on your Tulsa home. If you have it–good. If you don’t–it may be time to contact us here at United Roofing Pros Tulsa to have a roof inspection and perhaps have us install roofing Insulation to your roof and/or attic space. Of course, it will keep you warmer during cold blasts like the one we have coming up this week. But best of all it will save you money by helping your Tulsa home retain energy. However, there is more than one type of roofing and/or attic insulation. Read below to find out which one might be right for you.
3 Most Common Types of Insulation for Your Tulsa Home’s Roof
There are way more than three types of insulation for your roof and/or attic. However, below we presented the three most common. These insulations work by resisting heat flow–known as thermal resistance. This unit measure is referred to as the R-value and a higher R-value number means better the insulating power.
1. Loose-Fill Insulation: One of the most common types of insulation, loose-fill is installed in wall cavities and unfinished attic spaces. Typically, fiberglass or cellulose are the materials to choose from.
R-value: for loose-fill per-inch is between R2 and R4, higher value with fiberglass
Cost: $500 to $900 installed.
2. Batt and Roll Insulation: Another popular type of insulation, batten and roll fiber material is pre-fabricated into a blanket roll that is pressed between two sheets of paper or foil, or may just be covered on one side depending on the application.
R-value: for fiberglass or wool batts, per inch, is between R3 and R3.5
Cost: A thousand sq. ft. application costs about $350 in materials and $1,000 and $1,500 installed.
3. Spray Foam Insulation: Similar to loose-fill, spray foam is a liquid that when applied then turns into a durable layer of foam insulation. It comes in two material options, open and closed-cell. Closed-cell is denser and has a greater R-value which makes it more expensive.
R-value: Open cell is roughly 3.5 per inch. Closed-cell achieves R6 to R6.5 per inch
Cost: If you do it yourself, open-cell is about $600 to cover 1,000 sq. ft, while closed is over $1,200. Plan to pay $2,000 or more for either to be installed
There are pros and cons to any of these methods and other methods that may fit your Tulsa home better. For more information on these contact us at United Roofing Pros in Tulsa today!