Which type of insulation is right for your home?

Your home insulation isn't a visible feature of your property like your doors or windows, so you may not realise how much it affects your energy bills. It is easy to think that your bills are solely dictated by external conditions such as the weather outside the property but that is not entirely true. Having a well-insulated house can help you significantly reduce your energy bills and will help your home to maintain the desired temperature whatever the external conditions may be. If you are looking for insulation contractors to provide new or improved insulation for your home or commercial space, there are two main types of insulation installation that you will want to ask them about: wall insulation and underfloor insulation.

Wall Insulation

A large amount of the heat in your home is lost through the walls this is why it is so important to find installation contractors to install insulation in the external walls of your property. There are numerous types of wall installation available and you will need to talk to your installation contractors to identify the most appropriate type of insulation for your walls. Whatever the final choice it should be possible to fit the desired insulation with the minimum of disruption to your home design. Fitting wall insulation involves the installation technicians visiting your property and measuring the depth of the cavity in your walls. The technicians will then follow a strict drilling pattern to make certain that the wall cavity is correctly filled with insulation. Once the wall is filled then all of the drilled holes are filled with mortar to restore the wall to its previous condition.

Underfloor installation

The concept of underfloor insulation is simple. The easiest way to maintain the temperature of your property is to create an insulated barrier between your property and the flow of air that exists beneath the property. Once the barrier is in place, the temperature of your home is no longer influenced by the outside air, whether that air is hot or cold. While underfloor insulation can be highly effective and should certainly save you money on your energy bills it can be time-consuming and sometimes a little disruptive to install since you will need to empty your rooms of furniture and take up your existing floors to complete the insulation process. Your insulation contractors will be able to explain exactly what is involved and how underfloor insulation could be of benefit in your home.

To learn more, reach out to your insulation contractors.