If you have no attic insulation or are using traditional materials such as fibreglass, then you are most likely losing out on £1000’s per year in additional heating bills. Insulating your attic is a necessity and although you can do it yourself, employing an installer such as a BBA certified contractor can ensure the maximum level of insulation application for your home.
By insulating yourself It is difficult to achieve the right thickness of application or ventilate your home correctly, which will in time lead to moisture build up and damp damage. Unventilated houses with poor insulation can also lead to bad air quality as fumes from gas ovens and other appliances can cause damage to you and your families health through carbon monoxide poisoning and other fumes.
What insulation is right for my attic?
With so many attic insulations on the market, it is tough to decide which is suitable for your home.
Factors including loft space, economical factors, price and ease of application all play a part when considering what to do when there is no insulation in your attic.
Recycled insulation is normally made out of materials such as shredded newspaper and provides an extremely economically friendly way of insulating your attic.
This can be applicable by the homeowner without much PPE as it provides a non-irritant solution to fibreglass attic insulation. If insulating your attic with this, it is important to ensure the correct depth is installed as it can affect the R values.
Blanket insulation such as fibreglass is one of the most common forms of insulation available and is found in the majority of UK households.
When applying fibreglass into your loft it is important to wear appropriate protection gear as it can be irritant to both your skin and respiratory systems.
Spray Foam Insulation
Traditional spray foam insulations such as Polyurethane have been around for years and recent studies have considered it to be dangerous to the structure of a home.
By insulation your home with a modern and efficient spray foam insulation such as Icynene you can benefit from a whole host of factors including savings up to 35% on your bills, improving the structure of your home, improving air quality, reducing damp and eliminating nesting points for rodents and pests. You can find our more about spray foam insulation here.
What to do if you have No Insulation In Attic
Yes, it’s a messy job. But when the dust settles, you’ll enjoy a fatter bank account and more comfortable indoor temperature all year round.
If you have no insulation in attic, then in is best to look for approved contractors who can help with an installation. Although costing you more than a D.I.Y job going with an accredited installer can benefit you from a professional application, a proven track record and 25-year warranty. Simply call 0800 1700 636 to speak with the spray foam experts today!