Posted on 1st September 2021
When it comes to your energy bills, the biggest chunk of your money goes towards heating your home. In an uninsulated home, roughly 25% of heat escapes from the roof. Without insulation, moisture from melting snow or rain can result in mould growth and permanent damage. Roof insulation is a smart way to insulate your home, save energy and reduce energy bills. In fact, roof insulation should be an integral part of a home conversion project.
Roof insulation can lower your energy bills by as much as £315 a year, depending on your property. That’s why it’s important to find a roof insulation solution that’s ideal for your home. Here are some of the top roof insulation options to help lower your energy bills.
Glass Mineral Wool Insulation
This non-combustible, lightweight insulation material is easy to install between common joist spacings and involves minimal wastage and on-site cutting. This is a high-quality and extremely durable product that’s easy to install. Boasting a thermal conductivity of 0.044W/mk, glass wool is an excellent option to insulate your loft.
Benefits of glass mineral wool insulation include efficient thermal insulation, excellent acoustic insulation, firesafe, long-term performance and light weight.
PIR Insulation Boards
Polyisocyanurate insulation boards are a common insulation option for flat roofs. Featuring a 6mm plywood decking board and bonded to rigid foil-backed PIR, these insulation boards offer high dimensional stability and excellent compressive strength. What’s more, they are far lighter and easier to install compared to other insulation products.
Given their high thermal performance, PIR insulation boards offer the thinnest way to achieve the curent u-value requirements. Other benefits include moisture ingress resistance, consistent thermal performance and non-fibrous installation.
Multifoil insulation is a reflective insulation material that’s made of several layers of wadding and foil. This is an all-season insulation product and ideal for pitched roofs. Multifoil insulation is highly effective. at reflecting heat back into your home during the harsh winter months, which means minimal heat loss, and as a result, lower energy bill.
In the summer months, the foil will reflect the excess heat away from the house to prevent excess heat reaching in to your home. In short, multifoil insulation can help maintain ambient temperature all year round.
Contact Tyne Insulation
Tyne Insulation offers a wide range of high-quality insulation products for all types of roofs and requirements. Whether you want to buy insulation products at the best price or need help choosing the right option, we are here to assist you. Get in touch with us today for more information.
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