Insulate your home this winter

Take into account the winter that lies ahead and be ready for it. We have discussed the idea of keeping out the cold with loft conversions previously in our blog, but the importance of reiterating the message is paramount in our eyes at Modern Attics.

25% of your heating is lost through your roof!

Heating your home can be a difficult prospect in the winter and cause a rise in your fuel bills. Insulating the home, not just the attic or loft, can provide comfort, warmth and fuel efficiency that will ultimately save you money in the long term.

You will find the following to be useful information if you are considering carrying out improvements, conversions or extensions to your home:

Loft and attic insulation materials work by preventing the movement or escape of heated air out of the space it surrounds. Different parts of the home can be insulated in different ways depending on the requirements and specifications.

  • Floor insulation
  • Ceiling insulation
  • Wall insulation

There are certain building regulation standards that must be adhered to in terms of materials as to meet the requirements of thermal, sound, fire and high temperature insulations in the floor, walls and ceiling.

Heat rises, which means loft conversions need to be efficient absorbers of that heat. Various materials can be used to partition your ceilings and walls with appropriate insulation. There are also options to implement a loft radiant heating system, which is a modern way of heating.

Radiant heating provides a space-saving, underfloor heating that is efficient and adjustable to suit comfort level. The thermal energy emitted from ceiling/floor expels in waves that warm surfaces and furniture and the air around them. Radiant heating systems require zero maintenance.

It depends on the home, the homeowner and what exactly the nature of work being carried out is.

We would like to make it clear that insulating your home does not have to be done through a loft conversions process only; it can simply be an insulation for the sake of surviving the winter separate to additional extension or conversion work. Warmth and comfort can be captured and distributed across the home through the insulation process. Some people don’t even realise that they are not adequately covered for insulation in their home.

Loft conversions allow for the opportunity to cause significant reductions in heat loss, prevent draughts and unwanted heat exposure from rooms below and most importantly provide fire retardant material that slows down the process of fire consumption during a crisis.


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