Guide to Insulation Types

Posted on 13th April 2021

We understand that when it comes to insulation it can be quite daunting, especially when you see how many types of insulation is available for different parts of your home.

That is why we have created an easy-to-read guide to show the many different types and the benefits and costs of those.

Loft Insulation

Insulating your loft is super important due to the fact that around a quarter of the heat in your home will be lost through the roof. Roof insulation tends to come in batts, rolls or even loose in bags and just like most, some are more difficult to fit than others.

Having an insulated roof can help lower your fuel bills, due to your home keeping the heat in. There are many materials you can use to insulate your loft, but in a standard loft, the material is placed between and over the joists of the loft.

Roof Insulation

Roof insulation is different to loft insulation as this is carried out if you have converted your loft into a room. Your roof can be insulated by using specific materials such as rigid insulation boards, that are placed between the rafters.

Wall Insulation

Depending on what kind of walls you are looking to insulate, means you will have to look at different materials:

  • Cavity wall insulation – A cavity wall is made up of two walls with a gap in the middle. Normally, one wall can be made up of brick and the other is made of concrete. With this gap it lowers the temperature in your home due to the air running through it. Insulating this means filling the gap with a material.
  • Solid wall insulation – From the name, you can probably guess these walls don’t have cavities. These walls tend to be made of brick or stone. It is possible to insulate your solid wall with internal or external insulation.
  • Internal wall insulation – This can be done by applying boards or rolls of insulation to your walls. This means that your floor space may be slightly reduced because you are adding extra thickness to your walls.

Floor Insulation

If you have any gaps of spaces in your floor, this allows for heat to escape. But by insulating your floor, you can become more energy efficient saving money on your bills.

  • Suspended floor insulation – This means you will have to remove your floorboards, and then lay down the insulation.
  • Solid floor insulation – If you have solid floors, you can insulate them with rigid boards. Doing this can raise your previous floor level, so you will need to think about your doors, skirtings and electrical sockets and whether they need to be adjusted.

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At Tyne Insulation, we have a range of different insulation materials that are made for all the areas we have mentioned in this post! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.  

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