If the roof of your house is not well insulated, you know that you can lose 26% of the energy used for heating (or cooling) of the property. Precisely for this reason, it is important that the roof is properly restored. For old buildings are a problem because you can never get to the level of a reconstruction, but with the media we have today, you can get excellent results. But as you progress to the thermal insulation of a roof? We’ll see in the course of this guide.

The isolation depends on the type of material that has been used to construct it. The ideal is to make a roof fan or the traditional tiled roof in the winter because the latter prevents moisture due to condensation because there is the gap between internal and external. In summer, however, allows hot air to escape and ventilation to penetrate through the gutter.


What to do in other cases? If the roof is made ​​of reinforced concrete, insulation is really a problem . One can proceed in different ways. One method is to use the beads of wood or panels of cork or the still mineralized wood fiber not to form thermal bridges or may be applied as polystyrene or polyurethane under the mantle of the insulating panels .

If your roof is made ​​of natural stone or terracotta, the work of isolation can also be done from the inside especially if there was already a precedent of insulation. One way to intervene definitely clean, is to mount a ceiling plasterboard is a fairly simple and inexpensive, however, if there are signs of moisture or the ceiling is very spoiled, before proceeding with the insulation, you should remove the humidity up in bottom cover and then applying one or more sheets of drywall and paint can take advantage to mount ceiling spotlights since you have to intervene.

Can also insert the plates in another insulating material such as, glass fiber, cork, polyurethane before proceeding with the laying of the plasterboard. If isolated heat the roof, not only will adjust rules for saving energy but you’ll also appropriate temperature throughout the year ensuring milder winters and summers not too muggy. Used, however, good quality materials to avoid jeopardizing the success of your insulation.