Insulation is an object used in buildings that helps aid with thermal management. In the winter it can trap heat inside, while in the summer insulation can help keep temperatures cool and not too hot. Insulation can also help aid with acoustics, fires and impacts, with many materials performing several of these functions at once for the best efficiency.
Here are some of the best insulation choices for homes and the locations it is best used.
Why Is Insulation Needed?
An uninsulated home loses a staggering amount of heat through the roof and wall, with over half of heat loss from these areas. So it’s quite obvious that these areas can benefit from insulation being added. Insulation can be added when a house is being constructed very easily, but it is also quite straightforward to add when retrofitting or refurbishing a property.
Traditional Insulation Materials
Traditional insulation materials have been used for years to insulate buildings, being reliable options that are easy to install. Rigid foam insulation is used in walls, floors and ceilings and consists of large pre=formed sheets of insulation.
Another type is wool insulation, commonly used in lofts. It is typically made of fibreglass or mineral fibre. Spray foam insulation is rising in popularity, as it is easy to install in small spaces that are hard to reach.
Natural Insulation Materials
Natural insulation materials are becoming more popular in recent years, as they recycle natural materials so they are better for the environment. They also don’t contain harmful chemicals which some other traditional insulation types might do. Wood fibre insulation is a great choice for internal or external floor insulation as it has great benefits and is also easy to work with.
A slightly strange insulation type that is becoming popular is blue jean insulation, an insulation type made out of recycled denim. This is because denim is made from cotton which provides very good thermal efficiency.
Insulation & Heating Upgrade Grants
UK Energy Management helps homeowners who qualify get free energy-saving upgrades for their homes, including cavity wall and loft insulation. It all falls under the official Government-backed ECO4 scheme, which helps those in fuel poverty, on benefits or living in cold conditions the help they need to make their home a nicer place to reside.
Cavity wall insulation helps to keep the cold out and the heat in, while also saving you money on your energy bills. So you can benefit from free insulation, a warmer home and save money at the same time!
Apply in less than 60 seconds by entering a few details on our website, or give us a call on 0191 466 1185 to find out more and check your eligibility. If you’re successful we’ll arrange to come and install your free energy-saving measures.