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Insulation In Homes: Why Is It So Important?

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When it comes to insulation in homes, the period your property was built in is a good indicator of the type of insulation it’ll feature.

For pre-1920s properties, this can be next to nothing, making them prone to draughts and consequently costly to insulate.

For newer homes, you may be gifted with either fibreglass or cellulose, yet in comparison to the sophistication of Icynene, these traditional insulation materials are positively primitive…

 

Drawbacks Of Traditional Insulation

With such a plethora of potential insulation methods on the market, cutting through the claptrap and finding out what works can be a challenge.

One of the main drawbacks of opting for traditional insulation methods is that many of them provide the ideal conditions for rodents.

Fibreglass and cellulose act as the perfect materials for nesting-not to mention the fact that they’re a favoured food choice for vermin as well. If you’d prefer not to have Pest Control on speed dial, then stay away from fibreglass and cellulose.

And the drawbacks don’t end there. Although traditional types of insulation, such as fibreglass and cellulose require less initial outlay, they are inevitably prone to sagging and settling; greatly compromising overall efficacy in the long run.

If you’re aiming to invest in your property for the future, then when it comes to matters of insulation, you’d be smart to seek out alternatives.

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Fully flexible, Icynene never loses its shape, meaning that it can fit into all those hard-to-reach places that traditional insulation could only dream of. Creating an impenetrable air barrier, Icynene keeps heat locked in and cold air firmly locked out

Heat Loss In Homes: How Icynene Can Help

When it comes to providing insulation in homes, Icynene really is the revolutionary insulation method to remember. This multi-purpose spray foam miracle tackles persistent problems with tenacity.

Homes are hives of activity, and with hustle and bustle comes noise! Whether it be your teenage son moshing out to the max in his bedroom, or the little ones belting their hearts out to Hannah Montana, it can sometimes be hard to hear yourself think!

Icynene offers unrivalled acoustic performance quality, making your home considerably quieter. Peace at last!

As well as offering a significant reduction in sound, Icynene also plays its part in ensuring your home feels as warmly welcoming as possible.

Fully flexible, Icynene never loses its shape, meaning that it can fit into all those hard-to-reach places that traditional insulation could only dream of. Creating an impenetrable air barrier, Icynene keeps heat locked in and cold air firmly locked out.

Icynene also renders sagging a thing of the past: it’s been designed to enable it to expand and contract during normal structural shifting. Where traditional insulation lags behind, Icynene keeps abreast of the times.

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Indeed, it’s important to acknowledge that your overall household energy bills are not just a reflection of the amount of energy your using, they’re also indicative of the amount of heat and energy you’re losing!

Priority Areas For Insulation

In regards to priority areas for insulation, the walls and roof of your home are the perfect place to start. Heat loss occurs primarily through the walls and loft space of your property, and is further exacerbated by air leakage from around the frames of inefficiently sealed windows and doors.

Indeed, it’s important to acknowledge that your overall household energy bills are not just a reflection of the amount of energy your using, they’re also indicative of the amount of heat and energy you’re losing!

Other Surprising Sources Of Heat Loss...

Heat loss is also caused by electrical sockets, such as around light switches and plug sockets. Indeed, not only do they let warm air out, they also allow cold air in. Yet because they’re small and not immediately apparent, their potential contribution to heat loss is frequently ignored.

To prevent this, you should consider replacing any broken cover plates, as well as placing child safety plugs over electrical plugs to help reduce heat loss.

Take back control of your comfort, with the help of Home Logic! Talk to our team of insulation experts today by calling 0800 1700 636, or, alternatively, by simply clicking the button below!