Loft Insulation Facts

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Loft insulation is exactly what it says on the tin, it is a fibre that is placed in layers in your loft to keep the heat in, or out. It is a very effective way to keep your house warmer in winter and cooler in summer while reducing your carbon footprint.
What are the benefits of loft insulation?
With this you can easily reduce your energy bill costs by not having to have the heating on for as long as you would do. Having this insulation also means that your house will stay cooler in the summer months by keeping the heat out.
Another benefit of loft insulation is that it helps prevent condensation inside the home. If damp is a problem at your property, consider having it installed.
Loft insulation will vastly improve a property's overall energy efficiency rating. Properties on the market, for sale and up for rent are not required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Having this will greatly improve a property's energy rating. This will then help sell or rent the property as new tenants or occupiers will want lower costing energy bills.
How does loft insulation work?
It is essentially a blanket that is placed in your attic that traps the heat that is rising from below. It is placed over floor in the loft and the joists as well, if possible. In summer, the loft insulation stops heat from entering your house through the roof. This will mean your bedrooms will be much cooler in the hot summer months.
What is the installation like?
The installation process is fairly straightforward, you just need to ensure that your loft isn't boarded up and that it is easily accessible. The material used is a mineral wool that is applied in layers. An installation company will install it quickly and easily with little disruption to occupants or tenants.
How much does it cost?
A major benefit of this insulation is that if you are eligible for a grant, you can have it installed for free. There is a selection of schemes available for homeowners and landlords to get it installed free of charge.
Most energy companies will visit the property at a time that suits you to survey your loft and see if it is the most suitable insulation solution for you. Even if you currently have loft insulation, companies can give you a free evaluation on replacing this.
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