The Green Deal Guide On All You Need To Know About Loft Insulation

A converted loft fully decorated after having loft insulation.

Loft insulation is something you have likely not thought about unless you are a homeowner. If you are a new homeowner or have never considered loft insulation then this article is for you. Did you know that 25% of heat is lost through the roof if your home is uninsulated? We all know the cost of energy bills. Why should we pay all that money to only reap benefits from 75% or less of our heating? You shouldn’t and you don’t need to. Insulating your loft or roof is an easy and efficient method for reducing heat loss and ultimately your energy bills.

View of bare wooden loft ceiling before loft insulation is installed

Cost of Loft Insulation

One of the biggest concerns of people who are considering loft insulation for the first time is cost. For those who are on a tight budget, a large home project such as loft insulation may seem like too much of a financial burden. However, if you are not putting yourself into dangerous debt, you should think of loft insulation as an investment and try to work out the cost if you can. Loft insulation when done correctly will last for at least forty years. When considering all the energy and money you will save on heating over those 40 years, the sum you pay to have it installed will seem like an incredible bargain. Get in touch today if you would like to discuss financial options for loft insulation.


How Does It Work?

Typically rolls of mineral wool are used to insulate lofts. One layer will be placed in between the horizontal beams that are the floor of the loft, known as the joists. The second layer of mineral wool will be placed at right angles to cover over the joists. It is important that the insulation reaches the required depth. Naturally, if you want to use your loft for storage you will require floorboards to be laid on top of your insulation. You must not compress the mineral wool beneath the boards. The depth of the insulation is what makes it strong.

Exterior view of attic with window before loft insulation is installed.

Should I Seek Professional Help?

Experienced DIYers have been known to successful insulate a loft. If you have no experience it is best to leave it to a professional. Particularly if you have an inaccessible loft or if you have damp you must have a hire a professional for your loft insulation.