Do you own a bungalow house? Then the likeliness is that it has minimal insulation. Still, did you know that you can cut down costs on your energy bill when you insulate the roof? In addition, you will find after insulation, your bungalow roof functions better in winter to remain warm for you and our guests. But what types of insulation will work on a dormer-type rooftop, and what is the best option to choose? Well, stay a bit longer as we go through the available options to decide what will work best for you.
1. Using a Rigid Insulation
The insulation method is thick 150mm insulation between the roof rafters with an air gap of 50mm to prevent cold bridging. If the existing space is insufficient, the insulation professionals fix a batten to the rafter on the underside to enhance depth. The thermal conductivity is between 0.020 and 0.023 W/m K to keep the room warm.
2. Spray Foam Insulation
Spray foam insulation has been around for a while in many Canadian homes for over 30 years. The advantage of using this insulation method is that you can use it over other types of insulation. Another benefit is placing it in hard-to-reach spots to allow enough ventilation and breathe the construction.
You need no air gaps, and it can be applied to areas where traditional methods do not work. In addition, the fabric provides a superior seal to eliminate leaks and provides a thermal conductivity of 0.032 and 0.037 W/m K.
3. Using Mineral Wool
The insulation technique provides thermal conductivity of 0.040-0.044 W/m K and works with up to 350mm insulation between rafters. For the desired thickness, insulation pros need to build it up in 100mm to 150mm layers.
What Insulation Should You Choose?
These are the three main types for insulating your bungalow home. But we recommend using a reliable company when doing the insulation. As an insulation provider, we at Ottawa Insulation recommend using spray foam insulation for many reasons.
- Using spray foam can reach places in the roof other methods cannot achieve.
- The technique is simple as all the technician needs to do is spray the foam, and it expands by itself to achieve excellent results.
- You do not need air gaps and can cover tiny holes to prevent pests from entering your living space to start nesting.
- Further, spray foam insulation is resistant to mold buildup leading to no adverse health concerns.
- Lastly, this form of roof insulation works well on ready-constructed buildings with a bungalow roof not insulated when built. The chance is that the structure does not have the space for installing the other methods.
Insulating your bungalow home is worthwhile but needs preparing well. You can contact Ottawa Insulation to provide you with an open-celled variety of spray foaming insulation as it is better for this type of installation. Transform your bungalow roof into a comfortable space today.