Heat rises, and in an uninsulated home a quarter of your heat is lost through the roof. Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to save that waste and reduce your
heating bills. Loft insulation is effective for at least 40 years, and it will pay for itself over and over again in that time.
If your loft is already insulated, it’s worth checking that you’ve got enough insulation to get the maximum saving. If everyone in the UK installed 270mm loft insulation, we could save nearly £500 million – and 2.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, the equivalent of taking nearly 100,000 cars off the road.
Choosing loft insulation
Easy access and regular joists
If your loft is easy to access and has no damp or condensation problems, it should be easy to insulate.
If your loft is hard to access, you can have blown insulation installed, we will use specialist equipment to blow loose, fire-retardant insulation material made of cellulose fibre or mineral wool into the loft. This doesn’t usually take more than a few hours.
If your loft space is irregular, the joists are the wrong distance apart for rolls of mineral wool, or there are lots of obstructions that make laying matting tricky, we can use loose-fill insulation, which can be poured between the joists to the right depth.
A flat roof should preferably be insulated from above but we can also insulate a your flat roof from underneath . If your flat roof needs to be replaced, you have to insulate it to comply with Building Regulations.
Installing flat roof insulation could save you around £190 and 800kg of carbon dioxide a year if half your roof area is flat – the savings will vary depending on how much of the property has a flat roof.
Insulation stops heat escaping from living spaces, so it will make your loft space cooler – which could make existing damp or condensation problems worse. As professional installers we will give you the appropriate advice before installing insulation to see if we can fix the damp problems first if there are any.
Thermotec Insulated Conservatory Roofing
“My conservatory was too cold in the winter and it was unbearably hot in the summer. It was so noisy when it rained. I also found that during the summer months the room was simply too bright to enjoy.”
Does that sound familiar? Yes? Then you have found the perfect solution!
A Thermotec insulated conservatory roof from EAC will change all that and you will be using your extra room all year round, whatever the weather.
Recent installation in Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow (G60):
Say goodbye to intense heat, unbearable brightness and glare from the sun and the winter chill typically associated with a conservatory.