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Recommended Loft Insulation DepthBy admin
Thursday, 8 November 2018
There’s lots of factors to take into consideration when insulating a loft, but contrary to popular belief, it’s not always a case of ‘bigger is better.’
Recommended loft insulation depth depends on both type and quality of the proposed material, rather than simply a one-size-fits-all insulation solution for every property.
All homes are different, and you’d be well-advised to have your property inspected thoroughly, and seek recommendations from the experts.
With that in mind, let’s consider the subject of loft insulation in greater detail, exploring the potential pitfalls of this project, and the products that offer the best performance in practice…
Loft Insulation 101: All You Need To Know
Traditional fibreglass and blanket insulation is normally laid across the floor of the attic, or within the floor cavity itself. This type of insulation along with the floorboards takes up roughly 10 inches of depth in the room.
But is this use of space effective for the insulation function it provides? The simple answer is no.
Instead of taking up depth space, insulation can be applied directly into the roof rafters of your attic.
This frees up the space that you can use and insulates from the roof downwards, keeping the whole room warm as opposed to just the rest of the house.
There’s no reason to exclude your loft space from being a comfortable temperature just like the rest of your house!
Spray Foam: The Best-fit Solution For Lofts
The most efficient way to insulate your home within the roof rafters is to use spray foam insulation. Insulation of this type is sprayed directly onto the roof between the rafters, where it expands upon contact, to fill every available space.
The foam expands up to one hundred times its original size, successfully filling and sealing the space around it. This creates a total seal against the outside world, and fills any awkwardly shaped or sized nooks and crannies.
The recommended loft insulation depth for spray foam is dependent on your home, and will be tailored to suit it, but will never take up as much room as blanket insulation or panelling.
Very few homes in the UK utilise an attic space correctly, so it can be a real USP; it’s time for us to learn from the Canadians, and start protecting our properties for the long-term!
Enlist The Help Of The Experts!
Spray foam insulation is a modern technology, that’s been heavily adopted in colder climes, such as Canada, Norway and Finland.
The foam mixture is water-blown, and either sprayed onto surfaces, or injected directly into the appropriate cavities.
As a company, we have full British Board of Agrement accreditation, and our teams of specialist technicians can travel to your home, and give you bespoke advice, based on your property’s individual requirements.
The nature of the seal created by spray foam insulation is that the loft is made air-tight, preventing moisture from infiltrating your home, and affecting its original structural integrity.
A On-Off Installation, A Lifetime Of Benefits
Existing customers reviewing the product on TrustPilot claim to save up to 35% on their energy bills as a result, meaning that the installation of the spray foam insulation plays for itself within 3 years for customers of most household energy companies.
Energy efficiency is also increased as a result of the improved building envelope, enabling you to cut down on your costs and overheads, whilst doing your bit for the environment.
Unlike traditional insulation products, spray foam insulation does not deteriorate over time, and does not create dust, or release any toxins, pollutants or allergens into the air.
Spray Foam: A Wonderfully Wise Investment
The chemical make-up of spray foam insulation also means that it will not become a foodstuff for animals, pests or insects and will not absorb water.
Both are key points for the quality of air within your home, to keep it healthy and clear. The lack of absorption of both water and residual moisture in the air ensures no growth of mould or spread of damp can occur.
Overall, it’s clear that you can effectively insulate your home to a level previously unobtainable, without needing to adhere to a recommended loft insulation depth across the floor of your attic space.
Having spray foam insulation installed in your home allows you to reclaim your loft, and use it all year-round. This gives you an extra living space, and makes your property much more desirable to potential buyers in the case of a sale.
Looking for more loft insulation inspiration and advice? Simply call 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to talk to the experts today!
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