It is a well established fact that a quarter of your homes heat is lost through the roof of an uninsulated home. Loft Insulation is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce your heat loss and in turn reduce your energy bills.
There is a variety of ways you could insulate your loft. Each one comes with its own pros and cons. You can have blanket insulation (most common) loose fill, sheet insulation or blown-fibre. Each method is evaluated below however your Switched-On Energy Professional will be able to advise the most appropriate form of insulation and will discuss your options with you during the survey.
Loft insulation is probably the most straight forward thing you can do to bring down those energy bills and make your home more comfortable to live in. It is a 'Primary Measure' if you are using a voucher issued under the Green Homes Grant and therefore is a quick win as you improve your home.
Sure, if it is your property you can do what you want but here are 4 things to bear in mind.
Once you have your loft properly insulated by a professional, it can last for up to 40 years. That means 40 years of energy savings or if you sell your house a better EPC rating which will add to the value of your home and ease your sale.
By installing adequate loft insulation you can reduce heat loss and therefore reduce your energy bills. Also, it could be free and covered by the Green Home Grant scheme which is funded by the government.
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This insulation is simple to install and comes in rolls. Modern product lacks those irritating fibres of fibreglass and older materials aiding a swift and trouble free install.
This insulation fits easily between irregular spaced structures and can be used for topping up existing insulation. It is particularly useful in tight roof voids and areas which would be difficult to access.
Sheet insulation is perfect for loft conversions and other areas where there is regular spacing between the joists and purlins. It has an extremely high energy saving performance but is ill suited to older buildings with irregular beams and supports.
This product is also ideal for tight spaces. It is extremely light but expensive to administer and therefore may not be a good value option if you are paying by voucher.
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