Do’s and Don’ts of Loft Insulation

Posted on 24th February 2021

Loft insulation can be a big task for anyone, that is why before getting started on a significant decision you should know precisely what you should do and what you shouldn’t.

By having the right loft insulation, it’s possible you could be saving a lot on your energy charges every year. We know it is a big commitment, that is why we are here to help you every step of the way.

What is loft insulation and does it help?

Loft insulation is the act of creating a barrier of some form of insulating material within your loft. It can be placed in a number of places, like your joists or the rafters in your loft, this helps with trapping heat in your home.

Due to this, it prevents cold air from getting into your home, and then minimises heat lost. It tends to be that the thicker your insulation the better it will be in keeping your home warm.

Loft Insulation Do’s

  • Do make sure that you get an experienced company to install your loft insulation. By doing it yourself or even getting the cheapest quote could cost you more money in the future.
  • Do make sure that your insulation meets government guidelines. Ignoring these rules could lead to wrong loft insulation, and make in ineffective in trapping heat.
  • Do check your home’s current insulation, especially if your home is over 10 years old. As this means your home requires new insulation.

Loft Insulation Don’ts

  • Don’t ignore guidelines for the quality of material and thickness. There is a reason for these guidelines, and ignoring them could mean you waste your money that doesn’t do the job.
  • Don’t use insulation material that aren’t approved for use in loft spaces. Use only certified companies to recommend the type of materials made for your space.
  • Don’t do the job yourself, loft insulation requires expert knowledge. Don’t try to remove old material yourself as this could mean you get exposed to harmful chemicals.

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At Tyne Insulation we provide a complete range of loft insulation materials that are perfect for keeping your home warm. If you need any help with deciding on the right materials for loft insulation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.

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