If you have really high heating or cooling bills, you might have done everything that you could think of to investigate the source of these higher bills. You might have examined your insulation and even paid for an infrared roof scan, that reveals where the hot spots are on your roof. This is critical because it will allow you to reduce your carbon footprint, spend less on heating and cooling, and ensure that your house remains comfortable. If you had an infrared roof scan show up with hot spots, here are some steps that you can take to resolve the issue.
1. Spot Check With Spray Foam Insulation
The first thing that you can do is spot check using spray foam insulation. This a good method that allows you to essentially fill in any gaps in your insulation that the infrared roof scan suggested very quickly. Once you have gotten all of the spots with the spray foam insulation, you will be able to have another scan done to see if you missed any spots and to see if that resolved the problem. Spray foam is your best option here because if you had not insulated parts of your roof, it was likely due to the difficulty of insulating those parts. Spray foam adapts to any surface and any area shape, allowing you be thorough with your insulation sealing.
2. Get White Tiles
If you recheck your infrared roof scan after sealing up your insulation and there are still hot spots, that could be due to the fact that the sun is shining directly on certain parts of your roof and the roof is absorbing that heat. You can keep this from happening by simply installing a white roof. The white roof will avoid absorbing the rays of the sun, keeping your roof cooler and therefore the rest of your house a lot cooler. It will also allow you to reflect some of the sun away from the house, allowing you to further cool down your house.
3. Use an Elastomeric Coating
Finally, if all of the other options didn't resolve the hot spots on your roof, consider getting elastomeric coating for your roof that will allow you to reflect heat away from your roof. Your roof can't have hot spots if it's reflecting heat.
For more information, talk to the company that performed your infrared roof scan. They might have some ideas for making your roof cooler. To learn more, contact a company like Beach Infrared.