Monday, 6 August 2012

Benefits of Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation

Benefits of Cavity Wall & Loft Insulation Cavity walls and Loft insulation are considered to be two of the best methods you can have done to your home to save money on bills, as your property will retain heat a lot better than without.

Cavity walls are external building walls that incorporate an air gap which may be within the wall structure itself, or between two solid walls. Many older houses do not have cavity wall within the structure, leaving a space between the inner and outer wall of the house. The idea of cavity walls is to fill this gap with insulation, which will keep the warmth that has been generated within the house inside. This in turn, will save money on your energy bills. These cavity walls also help keep your property warmer in the winter and helps prevent condensation on the walls and ceiling of your home. In those summer months, where we may experience very warm days, you will be pleased to know that cavity walls will help reduce the heat build up from the sun, keeping your home cooler. You are also doing your bit for reducing the carbon footprint and the effect of global warming by having this energy saving method put into place.

Generally, those houses that are built within the last 20 years are built with cavity walls included. To find out if you have cavity walls already installed, you can either ask a registered installer for a boroscope inspection, whereby they will come along and drill a small hole in the external wall to see if your walls are hollow or filled. Having cavity wall insulation installed is easy. There are grants throughout North Wales and the rest of the UK allowing homeowners to have cavity wall installed for free, so keep an eye out for those. The process is easy, quick and simple, but requires professional knowledge and equipment, so don’t try it yourself! Loft insulation is a very similar version of cavity wall insulation. As we know, heat rises, there for an uninsulated home will lead to you losing at least a quarter of your heat through the roof. Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way that will help you to reduce waste and your heating bills.

Loft insulation will be effective in your home for at least 40 years, so it is most definitely worth having it done, as it can save you money from bills year in and year out. For more information on Cavity Wall and Loft Insulation in North Wales and the rest of the UK contact CarbonZeroUK for more information.

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