Tucking in your roof

Tucking in your roof

Tucking in your roof meeting add the roof insulation coretly

How to tuck in your roof correctly.

“Tucking in your roof” is a term coined by @steveroofer in 2010, and it serves as a powerful metaphor for the meticulous process of insulating a roof to ensure optimal performance.

Just as one would tuck in the edges of a warm blanket for a snug night’s sleep, the same principle applies to roofing insulation.

When @steveroofer introduced this term, he was emphasising the crucial importance of sealing and insulating a roof properly.
It’s not just about the quality of the insulation material; it’s about the attention to detail in making sure there are no gaps or openings that could allow drafts to compromise the thermal efficiency of your roof.
Imagine your roof as a cosy quilt and the insulation as the warm filling. To truly benefit from its thermal properties, you must tuck in every edge and corner, just like you would with a blanket on a chilly night.
This means meticulously sealing gaps, insulating vulnerable areas, and ensuring that the insulation forms a snug barrier against the elements.
In a video on YouTube, @steveroofer demonstrated how to implement this concept practically, particularly when insulating behind the front fascia to form a warm roof.
By tucking in the insulation correctly, you can harness the full potential of your insulation, keeping your home warm and comfortable while minimising energy waste.
In essence, “tucking in your roof” symbolises the dedication to thorough roof insulation installation, turning a well-insulated roof into an effective shield against cold drafts and heat loss.

This is a video I have on YouTube,  “Tucking in your roof “, showing you  how we do this correctly.

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  • Steven Dickinson Reply

    Throughout my years of inspecting roofs, the term “tucking in your roof” has never been a common phrase. However, I find myself using this phrase because it best describes a vital concept. It’s disheartening to realise that when you invest your hard-earned money in a new roof, with the expectation of it being a cost-effective long-term solution, you later discover that it was never properly installed from the start and the flat roof insulation was never tucked in around the edges of the roof.The entire scenario concerning warm roofs is indeed complex. Not only is the initial installation costly, but it’s also imperative to prioritise ongoing roof maintenance to ensure longevity. In an ideal situation, a well-installed warm roof should last for approximately 40 to 50 years. Unfortunately, without robust installation and consistent maintenance, this lifespan is simply unattainable. Neglecting these crucial steps can lead to premature replacement. The problem with tucking in your roof and the roof insulation is that when the job is finished, you cannot see if it has been installed correctly or not. Your roofer may have been a nice guy or roofing company, but it’s all about money. The time it takes to install the insulation between the joist or to use the phrase again “Tuck in your roof” is really quite significant and if they haven’t got a good profit on the job they probably just won’t do it!

    15th December 2023 at 8:00 pm

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