There are many reasons why you might choose to insulate the outside of your home. External wall insulation can reduce thermal transfer from your property, as well as the amount of noise coming in.
This will provide a much more comfortable environment to live in, and a refreshing reduction in your energy usage, leading to more money in your pocket!
This is an area of the industry that has made tremendous improvements over the last few years, putting to bed a few associated problems with external wall insulation.
Historical Problems with External Wall Insulation
So what are, or what were, the associated problems with external wall insulation? The biggest drawback is probably the cost. Nothing in this life comes for free as we all know, but there are cheaper options available on the market.
Cavity wall insulation, as an example, is much cheaper than sprayed-on external wall coatings.
However, the quality of this method is often very much in doubt, proving that you really do get what you pay for!
Pay a little more and you obtain better quality in almost any situation.
Other problems with external wall insulation may include:
- Potential requirement for planning permission;
- Breathability and ventilation;
- Internal condensation issues;
- Inability to open windows seals or vents.