Q&A – Insulation on Rafters

Insulation on rafters
April 21, 2022 at 6:00 a.m.

An Indiana homeowner was curious about insulating rafters and if that affects the life of the roof, so they asked the experts for answers. 

Art, a homeowner from Indiana, wanted more information about insulation on rafters and asked: 

What do you think about insulation on rafters? Will it shorten the life of the roofing? 

Our resident expert roofer, John Stout with Go Roof Tune Up™, had this to say in response: 

Extreme heat and improper ventilation will cause premature deterioration of roof shingles. Having a Batt Insulation layer between rafters should not have a negative effect on the life of the shingles. Attic temperatures are an important part of the equation in calculating shingle life. 

I think insulation between rafters would be without problems as long as it did not restrict the normal ventilation and would not create hot spots at the roof sheathing. 

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About Go Roof Tune Up 

Go Roof Tune Up™ is comprised of certified roofing professionals and expert craftsmen with a senior management team of a combined 140 years of roofing experience. With this experience and continuing education for all team members we are convinced that roof maintenance is the best way to ensure the longevity of a roof and that by far most roofs can be repaired rather than replaced. Go Roof Tune Up™ is the premier provider of roofing services including repair, maintenance and replacement. We currently offer services in a number of States and the list is growing regularly. We work with homeowners, real estate professionals, property managers and home investors. Because of our extensive roof repair experience, Go Roof Tune Up™ can confidently offer you an exclusive 5 years no Leaks Limited Warranty- on your ENTIRE ROOF! 

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