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DIY Wall Insulation Systems - Why you should leave it to the professionalsBy admin
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
The investment in exterior and interior wall insulation is becoming popular with home owners who are keen to increase the value of their properties, with the intention of selling them at a later date.
There are many different ways to insulate the walls of a property, from interior boarding, to cavity filling and exterior cladding, and many homeowners are at a loss for how best to insulate their homes.
This is especially the case for those with older properties, where outdated insulation compromises thermal efficiency.
The extensive range of DIY wall insulation systems on the market can feel like the perfect choice to cut the costs of professional fitters and materials.
However, many home owners find that after paying out for the DIY wall insulation systems, numerous problems can arise in the insulation when it has not been properly installed. All told, it’s really not worth taking the risk.
Benefits of Wall Insulation
When fitted by a licensed contractor, both external and internal wall insulation provides many benefits that the home owner will be pleased to discover; especially in relation to their bills.
Correctly insulating walls will lead to significant heat retention within a property; in fact, the thermal insulation that the wall insulation provides can slash energy bills by hundreds of pounds every year.
The financial benefits can also be reaped in the long run; a well-insulated property is far more attractive to potential buyers.
A recent article in the Telegraph highlights the primary cost benefits of installing wall insulation, and how it can work with other home insulation services to bring down costs, and make heating your home more efficient.
The popular website DIY Network, has multiple articles about the installation process for insulation, highlighting the need for a team of professional fitters and looking into the problems that can occur with incorrectly fitted wall insulation
Problems With D.I.Y Installation (and How To Solve Them!)
While wall insulation is an investment that pays for itself quickly, the costs can stack up when problems arise as a direct result of DIY wall insulation projects.
Damp can be a serious and very costly problem with faulty, or incorrectly installed insulation, and can continue to cause many more serious issues throughout your home.
The gaps or cracks that can be easily left in the insulation installation in a DIY project are extremely prone to becoming damp, especially in areas in the UK where rainfall is higher, with inclement weather pretty much par for the course.
Once damp has found its way into one part of the insulation, it can quickly spread, and opting for a DIY installation doesn’t come with a guarantee like most professional services.
Not only does a professional installer know how to avoid insulation gaps, but if a problem occurs in a professional job, it will be covered under the guarantee.
Unprofessional installation can cause long term problems, but it can also render a lot of the work and associated costs useless, with cracks or gaps in the insulation making it up to 50% less efficient.
The popular website DIY Network, has multiple articles about the installation process for insulation, highlighting the need for a team of professional fitters and looking into the problems that can occur with incorrectly fitted wall insulation.
For expert advice on you insulation project and more information about the extensive benefits of wall insulation, the professional insulation experts at Home Logic, can answer all your questions. Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get the ball rolling today!Related Home Logic Living Articles
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