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Insulating Your Loft

Are you planning on using your loft as a storage area?

Lofts are a great way to gain extra space in your home. Homes with a pitched roof have a good amount of space that can be converted into an extra room. If your roof beams are low and it is not possible to create an extra room, then using it as a large storage space is a great way to move clutter out of the main area of the home. Items that  are ony used seasonaly or irregularly like suitcases and Christmas decorations are the ideal items to move to the loft.

Whaterver your reason for using  your loft as a storage area, it’s important to consider loft insulation to ensure energy efficiency and prevent heat loss.

The energy crisis in the UK and loft insulation

Given the ongoing energy crisis, loft insulation plays a vital role in conserving energy and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. It contributes to the overall energy efficiency goals of the country.

Do I really need loft insulation?

Yes, loft insulation is crucial for energy efficiency. Without insulation, heat can escape through the roof, leading to increased energy consumption and higher bills.

Benefits of loft insulation

Installing loft insulation offers several benefits, such as:

  • Reduced energy bills by preventing heat loss
  • Improved comfort by maintaining a consistent temperature
  • Reduced carbon footprint and environmental impact
  • Noise reduction from outside

3 main types of loft insulation

The three main types of loft insulation are:

  1. Quilts or blanketsThis is the classic insulation seens in thick rolls or sheets. Usually this is the cheapest and it can easily be cut to size and put in places that are tricky.
  2. Sprayed foam or loose-fill insulation – these create a barrier that will completely block the flow of air and is ideal to provide a consistently thick covering. Good for small spaces and creates a higher R-value.
  3. Insulation boards – good lightweight insulation at reduced thickness.

 

Ventilating your loft

Proper ventilation is important to avoid condensation and maintain good air quality in your loft. Ensure there is sufficient airflow by providing vents or installing a loft ventilation system.

Government recommended loft insulation depth of 270mm

The UK government recommends a minimum loft insulation depth of 270mm to achieve optimal energy efficiency and cost savings, however we prefer to install 300mm + thickness to improve thermal efficiency even further.

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Can loft insulation be too thick?

While thicker loft insulation generally provides better insulation, it’s important not to block ventilation paths or compress insulation excessively, as this can lead to moisture issues. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for proper installation.

Can good loft insulation reduce the cost of energy bills?

Yes, by preventing heat loss, good loft insulation can significantly reduce the cost of energy bills. It helps retain heat within your home, making it more energy-efficient and cost-effective.

Good loft insulation can increase the value of your home and improve health

Properly installed loft insulation not only increases the value of your home but also enhances indoor comfort and health. It creates a more desirable living environment by maintaining consistent temperatures and reducing the risk of dampness or mold formation.

Problems of incorrectly installed loft insulation

Incorrectly installed loft insulation can lead to various issues, such as:

  • Condensation and moisture problems
  • Reduced effectiveness of insulation
  • Poor energy efficiency
  • Health risks due to mold or mildew growth

Boiler wear and tear and loft insulation

Loft insulation can indirectly impact your boiler’s performance. When heat loss is reduced through proper insulation, your boiler may experience less strain, resulting in lower maintenance and longer lifespan.

What you need to know before you get started on insulating your loft

Before starting your loft insulation project, consider the following:
  • Choose the appropriate insulation type and thickness
  • Ensure proper ventilation to avoid moisture issues
  • Take necessary safety precautions and follow installation guidelines
  • Consider consulting professionals if you are unsure or have specific requirements

Why choose a professional loft insulation installer

It is estimated that the average loft insulation can reduce energy bills by over £625 a year. As professional installers we know we can advise on the best solution for your loft and give you the confidence that the job will be done quickly and to the highest standards.

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We will always respond to enquiries and pride ourselves on our reliability. 

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We always recommend you get quotes before getting your roof repaired or installed. We are confident that we will be able to match or beat any quote you already have!

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We can give you a free roof survey to highlight any potential issues and we always provdie free no obligation quotes for any work required. 

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