Roof Improvements

Heat rises by the mechanism of convection and so it is not surprising that the roof is a very important element of a house for energy loss. On the inside, next to the ceiling, is warm air. On the outside is the sky which can be a major heat sink on a cold winters night.

For the house in this study the roof construction is of conventional pitched and tiled design and so the loft space can be easily insulated. However, many houses incorporate flat roofs that are not as easy to insulate.