A loft insulation installer is someone who professionally installs a layer of insulation into your home’s roof space. This prevents heat from escaping through the roof and into the room below, saving you money on energy bills in the long run. It’s also a great idea to do this if you plan on upgrading your heating system in the future, as you’ll need adequate insulation to keep it running efficiently.
Loft insulation is made of either glass fibre or renewable wood fibre material, which creates a barrier in your roof space to stop heat from escaping your home through the ceiling. It can be laid beneath your existing loft boards or between the joists that hold up the roof. Whichever option you choose, it’s important to remember that you need a gap between the insulation and your roof membrane for ventilation. Otherwise, condensation can build up and lead to mould and damp problems down below in your living space.
There are many benefits of having loft insulation installed by a professional, but the biggest benefit is the amount you can save on your electricity and gas bills. Up to 20% of household energy is wasted through leaks and poor insulation, so it’s vital that you get yours upgraded as soon as possible.
In addition to saving money on your energy bills, loft insulation can reduce the amount of dust and mould spores that circulate in your home. This can help your family breathe easier and sleep better at night, particularly if they have allergies or asthma. It’s also a great way to lower your carbon footprint and do your bit for the environment, as you’ll be using less fossil fuels.
When choosing a loft insulation installer, make sure they’re registered with BRE (Building Research Establishment). They should also have a CSCS card and be insured for working in the construction industry. This will guarantee that they’re competent to carry out work in your property, as well as being covered for any accidents or injuries they might sustain while on the job.
Depending on your circumstances, there may be grants available to help you pay for loft or cavity wall insulation. To find out if you qualify, simply enter your postcode and the size of your home into our online search tool. You can then contact us for more information on the different grant options available to you, or to book a survey appointment with one of our team members. Alternatively, you can book an appointment at your local showroom, where we’ll be able to show you the various types of insulation we have in stock and discuss which might be best for you.