What is loft insulation?
Why is loft insulation needed?
Loft insulation can benefit you, your family, and your house in a variety of ways. Here are the most important ones:
- It helps you save money on your utility expenses. If your insulation is installed to the recommended thickness of 270mm, you might save up to 25% on your energy costs. That works out to around £225 for a detached home or £120 for a mid-terrace home.
- The value of your home is increased by good insulation. Increasing the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) of your property from band G to E, or from band D to B, may add more than £14k to its sale price (again, on average).
- Insulation that is properly put has the potential to benefit your health. Insulation can be squished down by an improperly installed loft floor, which can cause problems.
- With proper insulation, a detached house can minimize CO2 emissions by up to 80 kg per year. Reducing CO2 emissions (your carbon footprint) means you’re contributing to global carbon reduction efforts.
What is the best type of loft insulation?
Types of Loft Insulation
Spray loft insulation
How is the work carried out?
To begin, we’ll need to determine whether or not your home already has loft insulation. Many homes already have some insulation, and it’s typical to think that’s enough. The recommended threshold for preventing heat loss is 270mm, or 11 inches.
- Inquiry at home
An energy efficiency surveyor can come to your home and determine how much, if any, loft insulation you already have. The surveyor will conduct an inspection and notify you of any other issues, such as insulated tanks and pipes.
- Putting on the loft insulation
Your loft insulation will be installed to the necessary level by a specialized team. This will include any necessary pipelines or tanks. They’ll also make sure the area around your loft hatch is properly insulated. This keeps the heat in and prevents it from escaping via the holes around it.
- Instant Savings
After adding loft insulation, you should see a reduction in your heating bills almost immediately. Your carbon footprint will improve if you reduce the amount of time you need to keep your heating on.