Insulation acts as a barrier for heat loss and heat gain. Homes lose heat through the roof, ceilings, walls and floors. In most cases, insulation is the most effective way to make your home more energy efficient and save on your heating bills. The four main benefits from insulation within a home are:
● Save money on energy bills
● Reduce energy usage and reduce the carbon imprint
● Reduce the dependence on heating and cooling systems
● Increase the comfort of your home
Along with insulation, there are simple steps that can be taken to help with energy loss across your home:
Insulation is one of the key areas to save energy and reduce your energy bills so what are the priority areas you should start with. The experts in Murdock Builders Merchants recommend starting from the top down – so the from the roof to the foundations or from the attic downwards.
The first area that you should look at insulating, if not already completed is the attic. Pay particular attention to the spaces within your attic that appear to be unfinished like the far corners. Insulate the floor and roof of your attic. The type of insulation that is used in attics are loose-fill or batt insulation. Before you start the insulation process, check if there is any air leaks and seal them up.
Insulation for interior walls is referred to as internal dry-lining. The process involves dry-lining warm-boards on the internal walls of your home, normally the outside walls. Like with Attic and exterior insulation all cavities must be filled to ensure the maximum can be achieved from your investment in insulation.
If after completing insulation within your attic and your home still feels draughty then you should look at the exterior wall options. Exterior wall insulation can be expensive and normally involves hiring a contractor that specialises with this type of insulation.
Murdock Builders Merchants branches provide a full range of Isover insulation. ISOVER is a global manufacturer of sustainable insulation solutions for thermal, acoustic and fire performance in new build, renovation and industrial applications. Click here to view our insulation options or call into one of our branches and speak to one of our team.