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Minimise Your Heat Loss By Insulating An Attic Room

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The fact today is, you are paying far too much to heat your home. Whether it’s a particularly chilly day in the summer, which is not too uncommon in the UK, or the dead of winter when another jumper simply won’t do the trick, heating your home comes at an extraordinary cost.

But how can you stay warm without cranking that thermostat up a couple more notches and dreading the effect it will have on your energy bills? The answer many homeowners in the UK are looking to is insulating an attic room, roof or floor in their homes.

If you are retired, or trying to prepare your home for a peaceful retirement, then it’s understandable that you may not want to pay out for full house insulation. While the costs pay for themselves eventually, paying out all at once can be hefty investment, so where to start?

Insulating an attic room is the first step that many homeowners are taking towards cutting their energy bills. A staggering 25% of the heat in your home is being lost through the attic, something that could be avoided by insulating an attic room.

Compared to wall insulation, insulating an attic room is a much smaller job, that will still help to improve your energy efficiency rating, and save you vital money on your energy bills.

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As the insulation is on the floor, as opposed to the roof, attics with floor insulation are classed as cold attics, as the heat retention of your home will stop at the floor rather than the roof

How Do You Insulate an Attic Room?

Just like the options for insulating your conservatory roof or insulating your walls, there are different options available for insulating an attic room. There are also several decisions that need to be made about your attic so that you can get the most back from your investment.

The biggest decision that will need to be made is whether you want a cold attic or a warm attic. This effectively means, do you want floor insulation or roof insulation?

Floor Insulation

Insulating the floor is a process that involves filling the area between the joists of your attic with an insulation material.

Floor insulation is commonly chosen by homeowners who don’t want to make use of their attic space, although it is possible retain some floor space if you choose to raise the floor in your attic.

As the insulation is on the floor, as opposed to the roof, attics with floor insulation are classed as cold attics, as the heat retention of your home will stop at the floor rather than the roof.

Roof Insulation

Opting for roof insulation will mean that the rafters in your attic are insulated as opposed to the floor. This is a prime choice for homeowners that want to retain as much space in their attic as possible.

Roof insulation creates a warm attic, where the heat retention stops at the roof of your home, not the attic floor. Like floor insulation, two of the most popular choices for roof insulation are spray foam and fiberglass.

Are Spray Foam and Fiberglass My Only Options?

Spray foam and fiberglass are not the only materials used for insulating an attic room, but they do represent both ends of the spectrum of insulating materials. For many homeowners, the choice between which material to go for, comes down to price vs effectiveness.

Spray foam generally costs more than fiberglass, but it is also significantly more effective at insulating. Once the spray foam has been applied to a surface, it rapidly expands to form an air tight seal that provides optimum heat retention, helping you to conserve the most energy.

The opposite to spray foam, fiberglass generally costs less, but is not as effective. Fiberglass comes in multiple different forms, but rolls are often used for insulating an attic room. These don’t provide an airtight seal, with gaps often left between sheets.

You can look at the two insulation types in greater detail in the YouTube video below:

Spray foam generally costs more than fiberglass, but it is also significantly more effective at insulating. Once the spray foam has been applied to a surface, it rapidly expands to form an air tight seal that provides optimum heat retention, helping you to conserve the most energy.

Insulating Your Attic with Peace of Mind

Regardless of which material you choose, and whether you opt for floor or roof insulation, you can get peace of mind over the quality of your insulation by using a professional service. Insulating your home is an investment into the future quality of your life, so you deserve to get the most back.

The team at Home Logic have been working in the home and commercial industry for many years, and have seen the changes and improvements to the insulation choices first hand.

If you are unsure about how beneficial attic insulation will be or have queries about the installation process, you can contact us directly or through our website.

Alternatively, you can view some of the thoughts from our past customers that are currently receiving the benefits of greater home insulation.

Transform you attic into a habitable hideaway today, by calling 0800 1700 636, or simply clicking the button below!