Advantages of Loft Insulation
Winter can really wreak havoc on your home.
As the cold tries its best to infiltrate by any means possible, you should be aware of some of the advantages of loft insulation for weatherproofing your home.
Taking the time to protect your home makes sense from a health perspective, and a financial perspective, especially if you’re thinking of selling your home in the future.
Enjoy this guide as we move through the benefits of new or replacement insulation for your home, to get you prepared for the next winter…
What does insulation do?
Hot air rises, that’s a fact, so those radiators in your living room should heat the home, not the attic, right?
Loft insulation acts as a protective barrier between the living spaces of your home, and the attic, which does not require heating.
More than just for comfort or practicality, insulating your attic is proven to reduce your energy and heating bills. Conserve heat, and you conserve cash – it’s a win-win!
Advantages of loft insulation
Designed to find the ideal temperature
Insulation works both ways, it stops heat escaping, and it also stops it from entering, meaning that in summer, you reap benefits from insulation too.
We call this ‘optimal temperature’, meaning that your insulation will support your home in finding a temperature that is comfortable and inviting all year round.
Energy bill price reduction
Year-on-year you’ve probably noticed a steady rise in the cost of your energy bills, well, you’re not the only one.
The UK already has some of the most expensive heating in Europe and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to get cheaper any time soon, so if you want to push those bills back down, it’s time to make your home more thermally efficient.
Loft insulation payback time is very fast, and in the long run, the investment will pay itself back over and over again.
Carbon emission reduction
Our mission here at Warmaroof is to do better for you, your home and the environment, and those are three of the advantages of loft insulation too. If your home is more energy efficient, it uses less carbon, and will earn itself a higher energy efficiency rating.
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) will increase the value of your home if it gets a high score (A or B are ideal), leading any eco-friendly potential buyer to take significantly more interest.
Insulation offers many benefits, and one that is often forgotten is its soundproofing qualities.
If you have noisy neighbours keeping you up at night, insulating your wall and loft space can really help to dull the sound. Living by busy roads, construction sites, or under a flight path might also make you want to consider spray foam insulation.
Make a change now before it’s too late
When you come to sell or rent your home, you will have an energy performance test done in your home to get an up-to-date EPC (this is mandatory in England and Wales).
The sooner you get insulation, the better, as you can start saving money now and won’t have to fit in an insulation project whilst trying to schedule viewings and make a sale or rental.
If your insulation is damaged or too old and inefficient, your EPC is likely to advise on a replacement, so you can be proactive and make the change before it’s suggested.
The EPC will rank your home’s energy efficiency from A-G, with A being the best. The better the score, the more valuable your home is to prospective buyers or tenants.
Advantages of Loft Insulation from Warmaroof
Spray foam insulation for lofts is a tricky job and requires the work of industry experts to complete it in a fashion that doesn’t leave gaps, damage or mess.
The actual spray foam itself is a rapid-expanding liquid which can cause all sorts of issues if not handled by professionals.