A home well-insulated is essential for a cozy night in, but for various reasons. There are two standing out reasons to have good insulation at home:
- Saves energy for environmental benefits
- Saves money for financial benefits
Call for a team of home insulation specialists to help you do the installation process and make the most comfortable home.
What is home insulation?
Home insulation helps keep the desired temperature in the house, and protects against cold during the winter and excess heat during the summer. Insulation is useful in lessening noise pollution. The well-insulated house is energy-efficient and needs very little additional cooling and heating. How much money to save by insulating the home?
It depends on various factors like the size of the hose and the type of insulation. Furthermore, it depends on how old the house is, and it needs to incorporate fewer or more insulation measures. The good thing is you don’t need any planning permission to fit insulation measures and it eventually pays back – a wise investment. Usually, modern home is built with very good insulation standards, but the old houses in the UK need works to be done.
In the last situation, there are many options to enhance the efficiency of the energy in the house. In cold weather, the heat is lost in all directions. So, you need to think of integral insulation in keeping the heat in the house. There are options to choose from, in insulating areas of the house:
The most essential thing will be the walls since typical house walls lose around 30-40% of the heat. The roof will come in second place; it accounts for approximately 25% of the heat loss. It comes in the doors and doors with 20% and also the floor.
Types of insulation
There are different types of insulation available to use in your home.
- Wall insulation. It depends on the type of wall that you have, you may see these:
- Cavity wall insulation. An insulation with a gap between the inner and the outer leaf. It is an insulator inserted into the wall by drilling the holes refilled with cement.
- Solid wall insulation. Insulation with no cavity inside. When you have solid walls, you must choose between internal and external insulation. The external insulation covers the whole facade of the property, while the internal is applied to the inner rooms.
- Roof insulation. An insulation effects:
- Warm loft. It insulates immediately under a roof. It is more pricey than the cold loft, but a better insulator.
- Cold loft. It is insulated immediately above the ceiling of a top story.
- Windows and door insulation. Insulation that requires double-glazed doors and windows. It has at least two panels of glass some millimeters apart, instead of a single glass. Double glazing protects from outer noise, keeping the home silent and warm.
- Floor insulation. Very expensive insulation, which is based on the type of floor. Usually, modern houses have insulators, under the concrete floor.
Your home insulation specialist can assist with the right option for your home.