Unhygienic insulation has been with us for decades. High-grade R-value refers to the insulation’s effectiveness in keeping heat out. It sounds good, but reality, this is the stuff that leads to carbon footprint and green building advice from the pros at Perth Insulation. The same pros who agree that having a green roof on your house is a no-brainer.
What’s that you ask? Well, if you have a green roof on your house, the heat is still in the air. If your house is unhygienic and insulated, it takes the warm air outside and lets it into your home.
So, it still warms the house, but the temperature inside the house doesn’t get any warmer, which is bad because it is the air that’s left out there that’s most likely responsible for heat loss. So you may think that hothouse is a good thing. It is if it’s insulated.
Let’s take a look at how unhygienic insulation comes to a green roof. Simply put, a professional does the work of insulating. They take the old R-value and add or remove materials to achieve the desired R-value for your climate.
There is a local building code that requires them to work with the code, and some of them just don’t care. But others are far more diligent in ensuring that their work complies with the code and they are qualified.
You will pay more for a green roof, and you’ll have to work harder to keep your house warm and comfortable in the winter, and cool and cozy in the summer. So if you’re thinking of building a green roof for your house, it would be wise to make sure that the professionals doing the work have experience with green building advice.
Keep in mind that there are certain types of materials that should not be used for a green roof. A liner must be properly waterproofed to prevent standing water from building up and causing water damage. A liner that is not properly insulated and properly sealed can allow water to collect and cause damage to the building. This damage can be expensive, especially in a year where the worst storms hit.
Most people that invest in a green roof for their house, forget about the windows and doors. It can be very important that they are properly insulated. Insulation works to protect you from the heat of the sun, so you’ll want to consider this when building a green roof. Many people forget that this is also a key component of a healthy building.
If you can’t afford to buy into the concept of the green roof, ask a professional to do the work. You’ll save yourself and your home, as well as your wallet, by using something that is safe and effective.