Insulated vs Non Insulated
April 14, 2023
When it comes to building an Alumawood patio roof, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is whether to use insulated roof panels aka IRP or non-insulated super 6″ panels. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to weigh them carefully before making a choice. Insulated roof panels are made of metal or aluminum panels with steel skins and an insulating foam core. This core adds a layer of insulation which increases energy efficiency and helps to keep the patio area cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Insulated panels are also better at protecting against heat, UV radiation, and rainfall. On the other hand, non-insulated super 6″ panels are made of a single layer of corrugated aluminum and are less expensive than insulated panels. They are also lightweight and easy to install, making them a popular choice for DIY projects. When deciding between insulated and non-insulated panels, it’s important to consider your budget, the climate in your area, and how you plan to use your patio. If you live in an area with extreme temperatures, insulated panels may be the better choice. If you’re on a tight budget and don’t need as much insulation, non-insulated panels may be a good option. Ultimately, the decision between insulated and non-insulated panels comes down to your specific needs and preferences. Both options have their advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to do your research and choose the option that best fits your situation.
Here are some videos of the Top and Bottom of IRP and Non-Insulated solid covers.