The benefits of loft insulation
You can always tell who hasn’t insulated their loft space because of the pigeons and seagulls sitting on their roof, enjoying all the warmth coming up from the house below. Heat rises, and those wily birds are quick to take advantage.
Why is loft insulation needed?
Installing loft insulation is as simple as unrolling a rug. A mineral fibre material is laid between the joists and then over the joists in your loft or roof. This thick material captures heat normally lost through the roof and stops draughts getting in.
If you already have loft insulation, you could still benefit from a top-up. If your insulation is 100mm or less, you can increase it to the recommended level of 270mm.
Loft insulation is suitable for your home if:
- It hasn’t been installed already
- You have access to your loft space
- Your current insulation has a thickness of 100mm or less – you can easily check this with a ruler or tape measure
- You haven’t had insulation removed in the last 6 month