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Insulating Rafters in AtticBy admin
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Many homeowners leave their lofts unused or just for storage for two main reasons: the first, that the insulation laid across the floor means it’s unsuitable to walk across, and the second, that the insulation being on the floor means it’s too cold to spend time in.
There is an alternative, however, that addresses both of these niggle-some issues, and that’s by insulating the rafters in your attic space instead – freeing up your floor, and keeping the internal temperature ambient.
In this article, we explore the topic of attic insulation in greater depth, including common challenges, and how to solve them. Let’s get started…
Spray Foam: An Ideal Option For Insulating Rafters
Unlike panels of insulation that are stuck to, or stuffed into walls, ceilings or cavities, spray foam insulation offers a far more streamlined solution, insulating hard-to-reach places with relative ease.
Upon application, it expands up to 100 times its original size, to fill the area around it, before drying out within a 24 hour period.
The result? A superior seal for the surface, that prevents warm air from leaking out, and cold air from flowing inside.
As spray foam insulation is installed within roof rafters, the floor of the attic space is freed up, and actually gives you more room within it.
In contrast, traditional insulation panels need to be laid across the attic floor space, with a thickness of up to 10 inches – but if insulation is sprayed directly into the roof rafters, the floor can be made up of thinner material to provide additional space!
Save Money With Attic Foam Insulation!
Spray foam insulation performs far better than traditional insulation solutions at combating temperature change, and giving moisture its marching orders.
A block against air flow is sufficient to maintain temperature, regardless of the weather outside, and as a complete block against residual moisture in the air, there’s no danger of damp or mould.
Effective temperature regulation within the home leads, in turn, to less requirement for additional heating and cooling devices, so less energy is used overall.
Existing customers of spray foam insulation report savings of 35% on their household energy bills! Less energy usage greatly increases the energy efficiency of a property, keeping local authorities happy, and your bills at an ultimate low.
If installed by an expert technician, spray foam insulation comes with a 25-year manufacturers guarantee, so there’s no need for replacement or top-up sprays to be applied until this point at the very earliest. Professional application is key for long-lasting, top quality insulation
Insulating Rafters: Why Accreditation Matters
Of course, if you’re spending more time in the attic, you’ll need it to not be the dusty, dank, humid room we all too often can associate with a loft area. Icynene spray foam insulation contains no pollutants, toxins or allergens and will not release any into the atmosphere.
It also won’t attract dust, and the nature of the dry seal against the outdoors improves air quality in the room. Anyone with a health condition that is caused or aggravated by poor air quality will notice a considerable difference, and should be able to spend time anywhere in the home comfortably and without irritation.
However, spray foam insulation installation is far from a D.I.Y job; it isn’t something you can just spray into your roof rafters by yourself.
If installed by an expert technician, spray foam insulation comes with a 25-year manufacturers guarantee, so there’s no need for replacement or top-up sprays to be applied until this point at the very earliest. Professional application is key for long-lasting, top quality insulation.
In the UK, only one company are fully accredited to apply spray foam insulation: Home Logic.
Based in Southampton, Hampshire, we have teams of qualified installers that apply spray foam to properties nationwide. All technicians employed by Home Logic are British Board of Agrement certified, for your complete peace of mind.
What Do Our Customers Think?
Don’t just take our word for it. TrustPilot, the third-party review website, rates Home Logic as an impressive 9.6 out of 10, with pages of independent reviews from customers who have already had spray foam insulation installed within their home.
They mention savings on bills, improved air quality and friendly staff… so it’s worth a read! You can rest assured that our helpful, Home Logic technicians will deliver a first-rate service that’s second to none. You deserve nothing less than the best.
Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get started on your journey to a healthier home environment today!
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