Four Benefits of Using Insulated Roofing Panels on Your Tiny House


Insulating the roof of your tiny home stalls the loss of heat or cool air, making your home efficient, one of the major goals of tiny home design. While there are many insulation options, however, insulated roofing panels may be the most convenient and effective. Here's a look at why:

1. Thinner than batting to optimise space

Most insulated panels feature special materials that are pressed together to providing insulating value. These panels tend to be more narrow than batting. That's important in a tiny house, as you want to optimise your space as much as possible. Additionally, if you are insulating the roof over a loft, using narrow insulated panels compared to thick batting can help to create extra headroom.

2. Foil faced options to reduce radiating heat

When you buy panels, you have the chance to choose ones that have been faced in foil. This material prevents heat from radiating outward from the panels. To illustrate, imagine your roof absorbing heat and transferring it inside to your insulation. When the heat hits the foil layer, it's pushed back toward the roof, and simultaneously, the foil resists heat absorption and lowers the amount of heat that is radiated out from the panel.

Without the foil layer in place, you are going to experience more radiating heat from your insulation. As a result, if you use batting or spray insulating, you may need to devote extra time to adding a foil layer.

3. Easier to install than spray on insulation

If you opt to use spray insulation on your roof, you will likely end up on your back spraying the insulation over the inside of the roof. Ultimately, insulation is likely to drip onto your face or the flooring of your tiny home, making a mess.

With insulated roofing panels, the task isn't as messy. You simply measure the areas between your roof joists. Then, you cut the insulated panels to size. Finally, you apply a line of caulk or other adhesive into the gaps around the boards and push your insulated panels into place.

4. Can be integrated with metal roofing

If you like, you don't have to purchase insulated roofing panels separately from your roofing materials. Instead, you can utilise metal insulated roofing panels. These combine your insulation and your roofing into one, saving space and making installation faster and easier. That's ideal for a tiny home.

To learn more about the pros and cons of using insulated roofing panels on a tiny home, contact an insulated roof panel expert. 


1 August 2016

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