If you have been considering a new roof installation, looking into adding insulation to your home, or are planning to build a new house, you may have heard people talk about “hot roof” and “cold roof” systems. However, you may not be familiar with these concepts, particularly what they mean and the pros and cons of each.
In this case, you can learn a lot from Foam-Tech’s article, Vented vs. Unvented Roofs, which provides a detailed explanation of each. Basically, the term “cold roof” refers to a traditional roof, or vented roof, while “hot roof” refers to a roof that is not ventilated and which has foam insulation attached directly to the roof sheathing. The theory behind a hot roof system is that rather than allowing heat to escape through your roof, you contain it in your attic space, which can save on utility costs… in theory.
Here are some of the pros and cons of each type of roofing system.
Cold Roof: The Most Commonly Chosen and Installed Roofing System
The term “cold roof” refers to traditional roofs in which insulation is placed in the ceiling of the home, so it is underneath the attic space, which is not conditioned. These roofs include a .
Hot Roof: A System Most Likely to Be Found in Newly Built Homes
The term “hot roof” is something of a misnomer, as the attic space will only be a few degrees warmer than in a traditional roof. These roofs have some pros and cons, as explained in the article.
You can learn more by reading the full article here.
Whichever type of roofing system you decide to go with, it is important that you ensure it is installed correctly. If you are in the market for a new roof installation and you own a home in the southwestern Chicago suburbs, be sure to contact Baltic Home Improvements for an estimate. Our award-winning team of experienced and qualified roofers will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with a free estimate for your roofing job. Learn more about what Baltic Home Improvements can do for you by contacting us today.