Most of the buildings in Ireland today lack adequate attic insulation. The irony of it is that it is it is relatively easy and inexpensive to add insulation to attics in existing buildings than in any other area. Improving attic insulation is an excellent way to make long-term savings and improve the heat and comfort levels of your home. If an attic does not contain 300mm (12 inches) of attic insulation, up to 35% of household heat could escape making it more costly to heat the home.
If your attic has already been insulated you may want to improve its performance and bring it up to current building standards. Insulating a standard attic simply involves lining the floor of the attic with a highly thermal efficient insulation, it can be rolled out in layers or blown as loose material into the floor space.
We install a high density insulation that maintains its insulation properties over time and is also rodent resistant. When insulating the attic we lag the pipes and tanks and can install folding attic ladders, walkways or storage areas. This only takes a day to complete and our experienced installers will cause no disruption to the homeowner.
Types of attic insulation
Ceiling Level Attic Insulation
In Homes with pitched roofs and a vacant attic space the most cost effective method is to install two layers of quilted insulation in opposite directions on the floor of the attic. A second method available is to install blown fibre insulating material or spray foam insulation.
Rafter Level Attic Insulation
In Homes where the attic space is converted insulation is installed between the rafters of the roof which creates a warm attic space. Ceiling level and rafter level insulation can be used together where an existing attic space is converted. Spray foam insulation is also an option at rafter level.
Flat Roof Insulation
Flat roofs can be insulated outside or inside. Usually installing insulation with new plaster board slabs and a vapour control layer is the most cost effective solution for flat roofs. If you live in an apartment and are experiencing heat loss it may be beneficial to install this form of insulation at ceiling level to stop heat rising through the ceilings to the benefit of the floor above.
What are the Main Benefits of Attic Insulation?
If your home was built before 1980, it may well be under-insulated by today’s efficiency standards. Bringing attic insulation levels up to 21st century standards of efficiency can result in major savings in the form of lower utility costs. Adding insulation to the attic is generally a moderately difficult do-it-yourself (DIY) project, but the benefits can be substantial. If you are doing a major home renovation project, now may be a great time to tackle this project too.
Other benefits include extended service life of air conditioners and furnaces. Because the home’s cooling and heating load is reduced by proper attic insulation, HVAC equipment runs fewer hours to maintain comfortable temperatures, incurring less wear and tear. Reduced fuel consumption also means a smaller carbon footprint and less contribution to greenhouse gases.
Improve Attic Insulation
Improving the insulation in your home can be a difficult, time-consuming, rather expensive process. However, it’s a very effective way to lower your energy bill and see immediate results. You will experience energy savings as soon as you install better insulation, it’s simply a question of how much money you will save. The more you spend on the insulation material and the installation of it, the longer it will take to pay off with your savings, but the more money you will save in the long run.
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