A Guide to Loft Insulation Basics

If you haven’t already considered the benefits of insulating the loft, then why not? Loft insulation is the most effective method to prevent heat loss within the home. Home loft insulation is an inexpensive solution to keeping your property warmer also reducing your energy bills!

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Why do you need loft insulation?
Did you know that you lose 25% of heat within the property, through the roof? This may not seem like very much but once you calculate the amount of money you have wasted, using your central heating to try and keep your home warm, it’s evident to see that you need a solution to help retain heat and therefore reduce your gas bill.

Rather than wasting energy and money, you should consider the advantages associated with loft insulation, provided by A&M Energy.

What materials can be used?
The most common material used for home loft insulation is mineral fibre roll which is highly effective for controlling humidity. There are other types of insulation available, including rigid boards, spray foam and polystyrene and the more natural sheep wool.

A&M Energy uses mineral fibre rolls for home loft insulation, this is because it meets stringent regulations.

How easy is it to install loft insulation?
Depending on the material you choose to use for loft insulation, it can be easy to install the insulation yourself. This provides you with a time-efficient solution.

However, A&M Energy can install home lift insulation if you’re looking for peace of mind. The team of experts at A&M Energy have an abundance of knowledge and expertise, so if you’d prefer for them to fit your loft with insulation, this is not a problem- speak to them today!

Cost efficiency.
The cost of loft insulation is dependent on the material you choose and the amount of space you have available. A&M Energy guarantee you’ll receive excellent value for money, no matter which material you decide to use to insulate your loft! You can save £110 each year on your energy bills if you choose A&M Energy!

Overall, loft insulation can allow you to save money on your energy bills. You’ll lose less heat through the roof if you insulate the loft, allowing you to use energy that you produce, more efficiently.

•    Warm insulation
This is applied beneath the roof. Although it’s slightly more expensive, it keeps the loft warm, as well as the rest of your property.

•    Cold insulation
Loft insulation is installed above the ceilings so that no heat can get into the roof. This is the cheapest method of insulation and is the simplest option.

Type of roof.
When looking for loft insulation, you may be wondering how the shape of your roof can affect the cost and performance of insulation.

Admittedly, insulating a sloping roof is seen to be more straightforward than it would be to insulate a flat roof or a dormer roof. There are also more choices available for sloping roofs.

Things to consider:
1.    Clearance of the loft needs to be done prior to any work being carried out. This gives you the opportunity to sort through any old items you’ve been storing and to clear them out.
2.    Ensure all pipes are covered with insulation- otherwise your home will still lose heat.
3.    Keep electrical cables exposed, as these need to remain cool.

If you require any further information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with A&M Energy today!

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