In the pursuit of a cosy, energy-efficient home, insulation plays a pivotal role. Whether it’s for your conservatory, roof, walls or floors, proper insulation not only keeps your living space warm in the winter and cool in the summer but also reduces energy costs.
Conservatories can be challenging to insulate. To maintain a comfortable temperature year-round, consider using insulated glass units (IGUs) which consist of multiple glass panes separated by a vacuum or gas-filled space to reduce heat transfer. Additionally, Gloucester conservatories benefit from installing thermal blinds or curtains, which can provide extra insulation while still allowing light to enter during the day.
Heat rises, and without proper roof insulation, your home can lose a substantial amount of heat. Insulating your attic can be a game-changer.
Options include blanket insulation, such as rolls of fibreglass, or loose-fill insulation like cellulose. It’s essential to ensure that there are no gaps and that the insulation extends over the entire roof area to avoid cold spots. Find out more about roof insulation here.
Walls are responsible for a large portion of heat loss in homes. Cavity wall insulation is a popular method when suitable.
For homes with solid walls, external or internal insulation can be applied. External insulation involves fixing an insulative material to the exterior of the walls and covering it with render or cladding, while internal insulation typically involves fitting rigid insulation boards to the wall.
Don’t overlook the floor when insulating your home. If you have access to your underfloor area, installing insulation beneath the floorboards can significantly reduce heat loss.
Options include rigid insulation boards or mineral wool supported by netting. For concrete floors, a layer of rigid insulation can be laid on top before finishing with flooring.